Hip Hop as Survival Kit: Filipinx Americans & Dialogues thru Performance

The last time I came to the Luggage Store Gallery, it was April 2009, for a bboy jam called "Come Get Some!" organized by the Mighty Delrokz and Jason Mateo of Youth Speaks. At this time, I was heavily into photographing dancers, and had an endless feed of portraits, from bboys to lockers to krumpers,... Continue Reading →


Upcoming Event: Hip Hop as Survival

It's been a while since my last event! I'm honored to host and moderate discussion for the last installment of Kularts' PostColonial Survival Kit: HIP HOP AS SURVIVAL, where we will talk identity, resistance, and Hip Hop influences. Join us for a dialogue on Friday, May 24th, from 6:30-8:30 PM, at the Luggage Store Gallery... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Asian American Hip Hop shows & album drops

Yay Area— there are so many amazing musicians kicking off 2019 STRONG with album drops and performances! Check out these incredible artists and watch them live: Saturday, January 19: VERSOUL Versoul's album release party for her debut album, "Soul Rise" will be taking place at Thee Parkside in San Francisco, with Amihan, Bettina, and La... Continue Reading →


When I was a volunteer of the I-Hotel Manilatown Center a few years ago, I met many students from around the world and I had the privilege of teaching them Manilatown history, as well as collaborating with local student organizations. Out of these many collaborations and events, I met a young Rocky Garcia, who was... Continue Reading →

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