We’ll be kicking off SAAFF 2021 Opening Night Party on March 2nd at 7 pm PST with a livestream featuring performances by local Asian American artists. Tune in on Facebook or YouTube to celebrate the launch of our online film festival!
karinyo is a non-binary, mixed media, performance artist & singer-songwriter/producer of Filipinx, Salvadoran & Mexican lineage. karinyo’s work aims to make u feel something honest & question status quo.
Pre covid-19 Moonyeka directed LIL BROWN GIRLS CLUB (a movement based mentorship program for young g*rls of color), organized (e)merge: a movement based healing intensive for dance communities and beyond in September 2019; and worked on LOOB**—a multi-disciplinary biomythography/memoir as part of Moonyeka’s 2020 Northwest Film Forum x Velocity Dance Center Dance Film Residency.
Armature is an instrumental rock band from Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. Many of the songs are inspired by the experience of growing up around C-ID, such as being terrified of lion dances as a child. We’re beyond excited to perform the songs that came out of these experiences at SAAFF’s Opening Night and our greatest hope is that you find them comforting in some way.
Yung Barong is a filipino american musician and dj from honolulu, hawaii. Catch him on Twitch for weekly DJ sessions every Sunday.