Rich Brian, Phum Viphurit, Niki headline ‘Asia Rising Forever’ online concert

From left, Phum Viphurit, NIKI and Rich Brian
From left, Phum Viphurit, NIKI and Rich Brian

With all gigs canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, concertgoers will get a chance to see some of their favorite artists perform Wednesday – via interscreen.

Indonesian rapper Rich Brian of Dat $tick fame, Thai singer-songwriter Phum “Lover Boy” Viphurit and South Korean indie quartet Hyukoh are among Asian talents from around the region and the globe to appear in Asia Rising Forever, a three-hour show celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (Yes, it’s May!).

Also taking the virtual stage will be L.A.-to-Taiwan transplant Josh Pan, Jakartan R&B singer Niki, Vietnamese rapper Suboi and “Malaysia’s Queer Pop Icon” Alextbh. The full lineup is available here.

The concert is being put on by 88rising, an American platform and label catering to artists of Asian backgrounds. It will be streamed via its YouTube and Twitter accounts starting at 9pm on Wednesday (EST). That will be Thursday morning in Southeast Asia: 8am in Bangkok and 9am in Singapore.

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