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Musicians reflect on impact of anti-Asian hate on their work


Hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

Anti-Asian hate crimes rose by nearly 150 percent in 2020 compared to the year before. And this year saw a mass shooting in Atlanta that killed eight people, including six Asian women.

This rise in hate toward the AAPI community has ignited a conversation about how we as a country view Asian Americans. 

In a story that originally aired on KEXPGrace Madigan reports on how four Asian American musicians have been impacted by all of this and responded through their music.

Listen at the link above.

Special thanks to KEXP’s Sound & Vision. 

Seattle musician Tomo Nakayama
Credit Tomo Nakayama
Seattle musician Tomo Nakayama