• 2016 Kollaboration Los Angeles Showcase & Talent Competition

    Saturday July 16, 2016

    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/Pacific Islander (API) community.

  • The Finalists

    Six talented finalists from all across Southern California 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!

    Matt Almodiel

    Acoustic Singer-Songwriter

    Ruth + The Library

    K-Funk Collective

    Jessica Louise

    R&B Singer-Songwriter

    Jackie Chao


    Leo Xia

    Acoustic Singer-Songwriter

    Timothy John

    Blues Singer/Band

  • Special Performances

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


    Special Guest Performer - Singer/Songwriter

    We're incredibly excited to announce our first Guest Performer, CLARA! Back in 2010, CLARA won first place at Kollaboration and came back in 2011 to perform as a guest. 5 years later, she returns to the Kollaboration stage with a reinvented sound on her new single, "Electric." We can't wait for her to rock the Kollaboration stage

    Paul Dateh

    Special Guest Performer - Musician

    Paul Dateh is a musician, host, and educator from Los Angeles, California. His work has been seen by millions on the web, through television, and in print.

    Paul has composed and arranged music for a variety of clients including AT&T, Google, Kanye West, Nickelodeon, Sony Ericcson, Miley Cyrus, and L'Oreal/Mizani. Currently, Paul is working on a record titled "Invisible World", scheduled for launch in the Fall of 2016.

    Peter Chung

    Special Guest Performer - 2015 Kollaboration LA & STAR Champion

    Peter Chung is a singer songwriter who is following his dream to be a professional musician. Since pursuing music full time in 2012, he has shared the stage with 3x Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding, won 1st place in Diesel Indie Music Contest SF 2013, was a semi-finalist for the 2013 International Songwriter Competition and wrote and performed ridesharing company Lyft's song "The Lyft Song." Through a successful Kickstarter, Peter released his debut album "i write WE sing" in 2014 and in November 2015, he won the national talent competition Kollaboration Star!


    Special Guest Performance - Improv Comedy Superteam

    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" this past May at the UCB Theatre. VOLTRON is Lilan Bowden (Parks & Rec), Kim Cooper (UCB Harold Team Sixkiller), Eugene Cordero (Kong: Skull Island; Other Space), Rene Gube (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Zac Oyama (CollegeHumor), and Dhruv Uday Singh (UCB Harold Team Rococo).

    Lip Sync Battle: Round 2

    Special Act

    The Kollaboration LA Lip Sync Battle is back again this year, and we're raising the stakes! This year, the three brave competitors will represent three LA arts organizations, Tuesday Night Project, Our Mic, and Disoriented Comedy, to battle 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

    Continental Club, 116 West 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

  • David Henry Hwang Theater

    Home of the East West Players

    120 Judge John Aiso St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

  • Tickets On Sale Now!

    $15 Early Bird General Admission (until July 1)

    $18 General Admission

  • Our Sponsors & Partners

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



    The Great Company

    Auditions Sponsor

    Koreatown Youth Community Center

    The Dragon Kim Foundation

    Cafe Dulce


    KORE Limited

    Joshua K Photo


  • Community Partners

    East West Players

    Venue Partner

    Tuesday Night Project

    Visual Communications

    TAP - Los Angeles

    Asian Business Association


    OCA - Greater LA

    APA Bar Association

    Miss Asian Global & Miss Asian America Pagaent

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