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Name Three Asian American Musicians

I challenge you to name three Asian American musicians. Not K-POP artists like BTS, but American. Can you? Why is that so difficult? Don't be surprised if you haven't even really even considered this question before. We don't often look for something that's not there... but in this case we should. There are so many talented Asian American musicians out there. Unfortunately, with few exceptions (did you know Bruno Mars is Filipino?), Asian American musicians have not been able to break through. Some of them have been 'discovered', but ultimately music execs struggle with how to 'market' them, which has resulted in either them dropping the artist or the artist rejecting what the label thought was needed to make them into a marketable musician. Instead, many have had to forge their own paths, leveraging platforms like Youtube and Soundcloud to build upon a local, loyal following. In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), for this week's Dose, I'd like to highlight three Asian American musicians that are at the top of my list with the hope that some of you might also have a listen (while we're all stuck at home).

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