May 18th, 2023 7pm Stage 2
Keepsake House presents: Mosaic Mind
Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month (APIHM) with Artists in Residence Robert Kuang and TONIE, Keepsake co-founder Jasmine Jang, and songwriters Frank Song Jr. and Shakthisree Gopalan. Explore the inner workings of the mind and break barriers as these five artists bridge the gaps across identities and genres, instruments and vocal ranges, in a performance that highlights and humanizes mental health.
This is a benefit show supporting Asian Mental Health Collective, with keepsakes sponsored in-kind by Indomie.
Keepsake House is a home for independent artists to share the stage and make memories out of live performance. Find out more and get live stream tickets to this show here.
Frank Song Jr. (he/him)
Frank is originally from the northwest corner of Virginia, the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He relocated to Brattleboro, Vermont in 2020 from the NYC area, having taken pause from his music endeavors during the pandemic. His desire is to show that we are all connected; that the many textures of life are experienced by all and can be understood by all. Genres and cultural lines are not “real” but rather a construct we exist in. He writes about his family’s journey as immigrants, his own journey as a queer person, and his life in his home called America. He captures sound from East Asian folk, Irish Folk, American Folk/Bluegrass, R&B, and neo-soul music to tell his stories.
Jasmine Jang (she/her)
Jasmine Jang is a born and raised New York City-based singer/songwriter and the co-founder of Keepsake House. She is the artist of one full-length album and three EPs, the latest of which, “In Circles Now,” was released last October. Her songs have been described as genuine and ethereal, making their way onto Spotify editorial playlists including Fresh Finds and Fresh Finds: Indie. Her love and excitement for live music extends from the close-knit, conversational exchange between an artist and her audience, which she hopes she can fulfill not only with her own work, but with the community of artists at Keepsake House.
Robert Kuang (he/they)
Robert Kuang is a pianist and life coach, with a focus on decolonizing our creative expression, leadership development, and energy restoration. He grew up in Beijing, China, before immigrating to America at 9 years old. He is a co-host of “I Feel Awful,” a multi-lingual leadership podcast, and the creator of “Side by Side,” an interview series highlighting insights and experiences of creatives, artists, healers, and warriors.
Shakthisree Gopalan (she/her)
Filmfare award winning playback-singer, performing artist and singer/songwriter, Shakthi has worked extensively with reputed composers in the Indian Film Music Industry––Oscar and Grammy winning composer A.R.Rahman, Anirudh Ravichander, Harris Jeyaraj, Santosh Narayanan to name a few––working in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi.
Apart from being a playback-singer and recording artist in the Indian Film Music Industry, Shakthi is also an independent artist. As a composer, producer and singer/songwriter, Shakthi has been releasing her original music and collaborative projects independently, and performing at live concerts through the years.
TONIE is doing their very best to make you cry, in all the best ways. Their music is deeply autobiographical, taking on topics such as love and heartbreak, struggles with depression, and queer contemplations. TONIE wraps challenging conversations in luscious synths, driving guitars, and dynamic vocals that invites listeners to love themselves fully and bask in their feels.
The LA-native writes and produces each synth-pop track from the comfort of their skylit home studio in Brooklyn, NY—a perfect backdrop for the emotional vulnerability that colors their lyrics. Proudly Vietnamese American, nonbinary, and themselves!