Hi everyone - my name is Alice Mao, one of the current Assistant Directors working with Lorna this semester. I have been involved with APASA for almost three years now, starting as an intern, then becoming Finance Director, and finally Assistant Director. This year, our Executive Director, Lorna Xu, wanted to change things up by putting on a new event -- Fall Kickoff Concert.

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Special thanks to PB Media for capturing the event!

On Friday evening, September 25th, we invited students to come out to EF Hutton Park to get some delicious Indonesian food from Simpang Asia, as well as to see the various performers we had lined up for the night!

First up was Kazan Taiko, one of APASA's member organizations who wow'd us with their drums.

Next, we had the super-star APA student duo, Leo Xia and Hannah Nguyen perform.

Next up, we had MILCK, also known as Connie Lim, who enchanted us with good vibes.

Our next performer, also a singer/songwriter, was Jane Lui - a familiar face in the Tuesday Night Project - who even scattered free copies of her album for the crowd in the park!

Finally, we had comedian Hari Kondabolu, who got the crowd laughing about, but also thinking more critically about some of the issues APA's face today.

Afterwards, we invited all of our performers to engage in discussion with the audience - talking about everything from their personal experiences to what it means to be APA today.

I really enjoyed the APA Fall Kickoff Concert this year, and look forward to seeing it again next year! Check out the video below to see what the event was like!

Alice Mao Assistant Director