Kollaboration will perform at Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts at MacArthur Park on September 2, 2011 as part of Levitt Pavilion MacArthur Park’s 5th Annual 50 Free Summer Concert Series. All concerts have open lawn seating, are free and open to the public. Kollaboration is an Asian American folk pop band formed by Kollaboration, an Asian and Pacific Islander (API) organization and Movement founded in 2000 by Executive Director Paul “PK” Kim.
Kollaboration is an annual event and movement produced by young Asian and Pacific Islander professionals and students, volunteering their time and skills to celebrate the vast talents of their community and hopefully bring them into the mainstream.
Kollaboration’s current mission and mantra is, “Empowerment through Entertainment.” In addition to encouraging the diverse talents of API youth, Kollaboration seeks to empower (1) API youth by providing them with a creative outlet and leadership training that serves as an alternative to gang-activity and delinquency for those at-risk, (2) API families by offering a platform for communication that bridges the gap between 1st generation parents and latter generation youth and (3) the API community at large, by raising awareness for other critical community issues and NGOs.
Through generous sponsorship, Kollaboration endeavors to bring about a paradigm shift of perceptions and to pave the way for future APIs to accomplish their goals and dreams that may be entertainment related.
In contrast to our mission statement of “Empowerment Through Entertainment,” the ultimate vision for Kollaboration is “Entertainment Through Empowerment,” envisioning a future when our organization represents a movement of innovative and creative artistry with all races and ethnicities.