After a 2-year hiatus, SEADC is excited to bring back our annual fundraiser event and celebrate our 45th anniversary in a fresh new way! Join us on May 7th at Kapwa Gardens. Get your tickets at seadc2022.eventbrite.com now as we end ticket sales on 4/29!
With the surge of COVID-19 cases related to the Omicron variant to the ongoing attacks and hate crimes against members of our community, 2021 was a year filled with uncertainty and instability. However, our community has proved once again that we are strong and we will persevere. This perseverance has become the strength of this generation and the future ones to fight for our voices to be heard and to invoke change. And this strength is the foundation of our continued resilience.
Our celebration will feature some of the Bay Area’s brightest Southeast Asian artists!
Bochan has dedicated her life to spearheading and continuing to sow the seeds of the Neo-Cambodian musical breakout movement. Bochan effortlessly bridges the East-West gap with an inimitable, soulful yet sweet indie-pop vibe. She authentically draws on her dual country upbringing, combining influences from the ultra-urban Oakland scene, coupled with her deep-rooted Cambodian inspiration and fellowship, to create her infectious new sound. With 2 albums and 3 official music videos under her belt, from NPR to being a guest panelist for the Society of American Music, Bochan’s music has been featured globally in an array of music festivals, venues, media, films, and conferences.
DJ TOY, aka Allyson Toy, is a Bay Area born DJ and music tech professional who came of age between NYC and Shanghai. Toy is a classically trained pianist and has been DJing for 15 years, lending her skills to brands including W Hotels, Alexander McQueen, Nobu, and Samsung and performing globally in Tokyo, Paris, Bangkok, Shanghai, and many more. Toy is the co-founder of LIONS SHARE, a creative community and music podcast on a mission to empower emerging Asian artists, and by day works at Twitch leading music community initiatives and the company’s Asian employee resource group. Toy’s greatest passion is bringing people of different backgrounds together through music.
Kai Thirakul will be performing the Lao New Year Blessing dance (Fon Oi Pon Pimai) is a classical Lao dance performing during Lao New Year festivities in mid-April. This dance is performed to welcome and wish the audience good health, happiness and prosperity.
The Khmer Angkor Dance Troupe‘s primary mission is to bring underserved youth together and preserve Cambodian culture through traditional dance. Throughout the years, Khmer youth continue to join the dance group to find a place of belonging. The youth learn and showcase popular folkloric and classical dances such as the Blessing Dance, Coconut Shell Dance, and Krapp Dance. Each year, the group performs in community events and cultural festivities bringing thousands of people together. Robam Choun Por (Blessing Dance) is traditionally performed at the beginning of a ceremony to greet, bless, and offer good wishes to the audience.
Vovinam San Jose is a martial arts club that also performs lion dances and Vietnamese traditional dance routines on the weekends. The martial arts class enrolls students as young as five and as old as 75.
An array of Southeast Asian foods will be served, night market-style. A hosted bar with beer, wine, and a specialty Southeast Asian cocktail will be available to guests 21+. We will be having a photobooth, provided by One, Two, Smile Photobooth, to commemorate this day of being with our community!
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