Meet Jake Shimabukuro, 35-year-old Japanese American ukulele sensation from Hawaii. Jake is best known for transforming this simple 4-stringed instrument with his innovative vision toward music and his passion for the ukulele, which he calls “an instrument of peace.” Find out more about Jake this Sunday, January 15th, where he will be featured on CNN’s “The Next List”, and keep checking this space to hear more about the upcoming Jake Shimabukuro documentary, PEACE LOVE UKULELE produced, in part, by CAAM!
Kyle Chu, former CAAM intern, musician, filmmaker, and aspiring teacher, blogs about his experience as Mr. Hyphen 2010, the importance of celebrating community engagement, and how truck tons of glitter helped him win the competition. Kyle will be passing his crown to Mr. Hyphen 2011, on November 5th at the Brava Theater. Tickets are still available!
Having gone through a successful first year of the Program, we are excited to launch the second year of the 2011 CAAM Fellowship Program.
Furthering CAAM’s work to nurture Asian American media professionals and advance the field of Asian American media, the Program will connect talented and dedicated individuals with leading professionals in the field.
The CAAM Fellowship Program seeks to develop the talents and skills of a range of media professions including filmmakers, actors, programmers, and executives.