For this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we recognize composers from these communities who have released film and television scores over the years. Are you a fan of Nathan Matthew David (Slice), Aska Matsumiya (37 Seconds, I’m Your Woman, Selah and The Spaces), Vivek Maddala (Asian Americans), Gingger Shankar (And She Could Be Next), Amritha Vaz (“Home“), or Wendy Wang (Man Up)? If these soundtracks below have slipped your radar, we’ve provided links and music players for you. Also, be sure to watch the associated films which span from drama to documentary to comedy.
Lakeshore Records has released the voting rights companion album, And She Could Be Next, out now digitally on all major music services. The album features dynamic, powerful, outspoken voices from the hip hop, pop, and R&B community including Aloe Blacc, Sa-Roc, Sheila E, Saul Williams, Tarriona “Tank” Ball, Hyro the Hero, Judith Hill, Ruby Ibarra, Shawnee, HeeSun Lee, Sussan Deyhim, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Oompa, This Way to the Egress, Genie Santiago, Vivek Maddala, William Stanbro, Sarah DeAun, Dee MC, Raaginder, Tia Simone, and JKeyz. Each artist featured on the album is donating a portion of their proceeds to support featured organizations who are avocating for voters and indigenous rights. See the detailed track list below to learn more.
And She Could Be Next is produced by and features musician and composer Gingger Shankar (The Passion of the Christ, CNN’s We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World, Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock), who scored the two-part documentary series And She Could Be Next.
Join Alliance for Youth Action and And She Could Be Next on Thursday, September 24 as they host a virtual party and info session just for young voters. “We’ll answer your burning questions about how to cast your ballot in the middle of a global health pandemic, raring climate crises, and, oh, voter suppression! Join us as we walk through *exactly* how to make a vote plan and find your political home.”
RSVP at the All Eyes On x Young Voters 2020 event page.
And She Could Be Next, directed by Grace Lee and Marjan Safinia, produced by Jyoti Sarda, and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, tells the story of a defiant movement of women of color, transforming politics from the ground up.
Lakeshore Records will release the forthcoming voting rights companion album to the PBS docuseries And She Could Be Next, executive produced by Ava DuVernay, which chronicles the story of a defiant movement of women of color including Stacey Abrams, Lucy McBath, Rashida Tlaib, AOC, Nikema Williams, and more who are transforming American politics from the ground up.
More about the album and the docu-series below.