My colleague at USC, Josh Kun, has an article in the New York Times today talking about Asian American musicians. He draws attention to what many of us suspect, that Asian American musicians have lots of talent but don’t get lots of airplay or television time because producers fear American audiences just aren’t used to them. But in the article, Josh points to a whole slew of deserving musicians, including Cathy Nguyen, a.k.a. lilcdawg on her Youtube channel, which he says is one of the 50 most subscribed channels on YouTube. I checked it out. She has a terrific acoustic rendition of “Knock You Down” by Keri Hilson on the channel right now.
Cathy Nguyen is 22. It’s great looking at what a new generation of Vietnamese Americans is producing musically, alongside and also way beyond Paris by Night.
“Singer Cathy Nguyen Featured in New York Times” was originally published on DiaCritics.org on June 21, 2010.