Sneak Peak: Check out the 2013 music video teaser!

By |August 21st, 2013|

Before our official 2013 music video debuts next week, we’re giving you a preview of our twelve finalists doing what they do best!

Five Famous Firsts

By |August 8th, 2013|

It’s no secret that Asians have not always been huge in the media. I remember being surprised when I first saw an Asian on a TV commercial years ago, and that’s when it dawned on me that I rarely ever saw Asians on television, much less on a national advertisement! Today, it seems that the media has exploded with Asian Americans starring not only in commercials, but also TV series, competitions, movies and more. […]

Behind The Scenes with Finalists Twenty-Thirteen

By |August 5th, 2013|

What do you get when you combine eleven vocalists, a rapper, two instrumentalists, one dance group, and one spoken word artist? The Kollaboration Chicago 2013 Music Video, of course! It all started in an intimate third floor recording studio and fanned out to the Chicago streets, from Gold Coast to Old Chinatown. […]

Embrace the Power of Entertainment

By |July 29th, 2013|

I always thought I knew what it meant to bring “Empowerment through Entertainment,” but it was something I only knew by head, not by heart. However, as I spent a whole day with our 2013 show finalists in The Jungle recording studio, getting to know them on a personal level and seeing them work together to bring out their best for our promo video, I’ve realized, for the first time, how real the power of entertainment is. […]

Announcing the 2013 finalists!

By |July 10th, 2013|

Last month’s auditions brought together another group of amazing performers from the Chicagoland and surrounding areas. The talent and depth was so extraordinary, it was particularly difficult to choose who would move on to the big show. […]

Team Spotlight: Soojung Park

By |July 1st, 2013|

Known as one of the Chicago Kollaboration “OGs” (aka “Original Gangsters”), SooJung Park is a woman of many talents and aspirations. SooJung joined Kollaboration in 2008 as a volunteer while attending the University of Illinois at Chicago.   Funny thing is, SooJung admits that she had very little knowledge of the organization when she first volunteered. […]

If I auditioned, I would…

By |June 13th, 2013|

Let’s face it. I can’t sing, I can’t beatbox and I most definitely cannot strum any chords. But if there was one thing that motivated me to pursue one or all of the above, it would be the 2013 Kollaboration Chicago auditions. Maybe it’s all wishful thinking but I guarantee you would not disagree if you were in my shoes last Saturday. […]