• 2017 Kollaboration Los Angeles Showcase & Talent Competition

    Saturday July 29, 2017

    Experience an unforgettable evening of live music, entertainment, and community as Kollaboration presents some of the best local up-and-coming artists in Los Angeles' Asian American community.

  • The Finalists

    Six talented finalists were chosen through an intense and competitive round of auditions to compete for the chance to move on to the Kollaboration Star finale later this fall and perform for the national title and other prizes!


    Soul/Hip Hop Artist

    Doctors & Engineers

    Rock Band

    Olivia Thai


    Michael Barnum



    Hip Hop Artist

    Alex Luu

    Spoken Word Artist

  • Special Performances

    In addition to the talent competition, Kollaboration Los Angeles will also feature amazing performances from prominent Asian American guest artists.


    More Special Performances will be announced soon!

    Timothy John

    Special Act - Musical

    <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->Returning to the Kollaboration Los Angeles Stage is Timothy John, our 2016 Local and National Kollaboration winner. Timothy John is a blues guitar player and singer/songwriter originally from Edison, NJ and Orlando, FL but currently located in Orange County, CA. Timothy John attributes much of his influence to songwriters such as Eric Clapton, Jim Croce, Matt Corby and Hozier. He hopes to continually use his music to speak out and elevate Asian American musicians and artists.


    Special Act - Musical

    Born in San Francisco, California, Samica started singing to herself as a child. After listening to her Grandmother sing at the temple every week, she started to appreciate Indian classical music along with her American influences. Samica started to write her own songs on the guitar at the age of 13; today, she is enjoying the creative growth of her art. Knowing from a young age that she wanted to pursue her passion, Samica now feels ready to put herself, and her music out.

    Asif Ali

    Special Act - Standup Comedy

    Asif Ali is an actor and comedian best known for Wrecked (2016), Modern Family (2009) and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (2013). Growing up as a young East Indian in Arizona, Asif can tell you first hand how life was trying to explain his background to his friends which developed his humor



    Special Act - Improv Comedy

    VOLTRON is a combination of legendary Asian-American improvisors from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre. The team first assembled at the record-breaking show, "Scarlett Johansson Presents: AAPI Heritage Month" and are a regular fixture at the consistently sold-out "AsianAF" Comedy Variety Show on the UCB Sunset Mainstage

    Lip Sync Battle: Round 3

    Special Act

    The fan favorite Kollaboration LA Lip Sync Battle is back again and better than ever! Witness prominent members of the Asian American entertainment community clash for bragging rights by showing off their dope dance moves and pretending to sing songs to tracks! You won't want to miss this ultimate showdown!

  • The Schedule


    6:30 PM - Doors Open

    7:00 PM - Show Begins

    10:00 PM - The Afterparty (Location TBA)

  • Tickets on Sale Now

  • David Henry Hwang Theater

    Home of the East West Players

    120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Our Sponsors & Partners

    Kollaboration thanks our sponsors and community partners for their generous support!



    The Great Company

    Auditions Sponsor

    Joshua K Photo

    Media Day Sponsor

  • Community Partners

    East West Players

    Venue Partner

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