Dawen Wang Wants to Wake up the World

Singer-songwriter Dawen Wang, a recent transplant from Chicago to L.A., performs within the genre of neo-soul. With a vocal sincerity, his music carries a rich harmony woven by syncopated rhythms. His lyrics, aptly charged with political content, refreshes the face of neo-soul by adding a sense of social urgency.

I found this interview of Dawen Wang by A-List TV, Chicago-based Asian American web magazine. Wang speaks eloquently about his transcultural experiences and thoughts behind writing socially conscious lyrics. The video concludes with a live performance of "Wake Up" from his 2008 EP.

Stay tuned to the release of Dawen Wang's first LP titled Awaken, America this spring.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice find Wendy. Cool interview. Good to see more folks out there showing our presence. Keep it up! Keep featuring Asian American artists, especially from different genres!