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SOUND OFFF is dedicated to spotlighting Asian Americans in the modern music industry. On the SOUND OFFF Podcast, you'll hear from the AsAm creators themselves, those who are contributing their voices and making waves to be heard in today's music landscape. From producers to artists to engineers to musicians, get to know the sound of Asian Americans in music as they #SoundOfff.
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01 // Melissa Polinar
Melissa Polinar (@mpolinar) is one of the original Asian American voices that arose out of new media and technology. An established singer/songwriter who “channels the soulfulness of Tracy Chapman and the folkie punch of Stevie Nicks,” Melissa has toured with the likes of David Ryan Harris and Indie Arie, and most recently released "Like I Do" in collaboration with producer Jesse Barrera. We're thrilled to have her as our first feature interviewee. Tune in to hear Melissa sound offf, keeping it real on:  evolving as an artist, the relationship between her calling and being Asian American, and what it meant to be in L.A. days after Kobe's passing on Grammy weekend. Read highlights and see photos from Melissa's interview here. Get "Like I Do": Find Melissa Polinar at: Follow us @theSoundOfff and discover more AsAm music at: Follow our Spotify Playlist to hear "Like I Do" and other original work created by AsAm's in music ✌ Enjoy this interview? Please leave a review here -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally.
March 8, 2020