To Kickoff Lunar New Year AsianAmericanMovies.com & The Slants Foundation are Launching the Asian American Music Video Fest (#AAMVFest) on February 12
After the January 12, 2021 streaming release of The Slants Collection, a retrospective of The Slants’ musical works including their Taiwan tour documentary on AsianAmericanMovies.com (AAM.tv), The Slants founder Simon Tam along with Quentin Lee will launch and stream worldwide the Asian American Music Video Fest (#AAMVFest) on February 12, 2021 which marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year and The Year of the Ox
In celebration of Lunar New Year, AAMV Fest is the first Asian American music video series to be released bi-monthly, free to stream for the world on AsianAmericanMovies.com. Each season of AAMV Fest will feature 8 music videos by up-and-coming Asian American artists with an introduction by Simon Tam, founder of The Slants and The Slants Foundation.
AAMV Fest Season One will stream a series of music video world premieres including BAO’s “Perpetual Heartbreak,” Jason Chu’s “Honor,” Darro’s “Undefined,” Jessica Louise’s “GPS.” Lola Menthol’s “Never Settle,” Priska’s “Gold in the River,” St. Lenox’s “You Have Got to Feel It – Hakugel,” and Wu Am I’s “To the last of a dying breed.”
“We’re so excited to be partnering with AsianAmericanMovies.com to be launching this exclusive collection of videos. Our work has always centered around lifting up Asian American voices, so this aligns directly with our mission.” said Asian Rock Legend Simon Tam about the #AAMVFest.
He continues saying, “Spending 13 years performing in The Slants was an absolute joy and I hope that our excitement, growth as artists, and energy shines through in these videos. The Taiwan Tour film is an homage to foodies and music aficionados alike.” Asian American Music Video Fest is a great way for our band to help use our platform to shine a light on other AAPI musicians. We’re looking forward to featuring the incredible talent of our diverse community.”
The Slants Collection is available for streaming now on https://www.asianamericanmovies.com/the-slants-collection
AAM.tv offers a curated slate of acclaimed Asian American movies, documentaries, short films and shows for you on the go. It is available on the web and via Android and iOs devices.
ABOUT SIMON TAM/THE SLANTS
Simon may best be known for winning a landmark case in 2017 that helped expand civil liberties for minorities, unanimously, at the Supreme Court of the United States (Matal v. Tam). He is the founder and bassist of The Slants, one of the first all-Asian American dance rock bands in the world, and also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides resources and mentorship for artists that incorporate activism into their work.
As a speaker, Tam has appeared at thousands of events across four continents and is a regular at key industry events such as TEDx, SXSW, and INTA. Each year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and many of the world’s top leaders in law, entertainment, and education. He has consulted world leaders and major organizations on policies related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. In 2016, Simon joined President Barack Obama, George Takei, Jeremy Lin, and other celebrities in the #ActToChange campaign to fight bullying.
Simon’s work has been highlighted in media features around the world, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. He has earned many accolades for his work, including: The Mark T. Banner award from the American Bar Association, the Hugh M Hefner First Amendment Award, Milestone Case of the Year from Managing IP Magazine, the Ovation Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Alum Award from Marylhurst University.
In 2019, he published his memoir, “Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court.” It was named One of the Best Books on the Constitution of All Time by BookAuthority and won an award for Best Autobiography/Memoir from the Independent Publisher Book Awards.
Simon Tam continues to fight for justice by serving on multiple nonprofit boards, developing innovative solutions to social problems, and sharing a message of radical optimism.
The Slants are the first and only all-Asian American dance rock band in the world. They’ve been featured on/in Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, SPIN, and thousands of radio and tv stations around the world, but they’re perhaps best known for winning a landmark case against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States. Since retiring from live performances in 2019, the band has dedicated their platform and resources to supporting Asian American artists engaged in activism through their non-profit organization, The Slants Foundation.