Multi-Cultural, Cross-Cultural and Transnational Influences
The world is fast-approacing a wide spectrum of diverse artists addressing a multi-cultural, cross-cultural and transnational audiences. These "cultural ambassadors" have started to officially include the fast-growing influence of artists of Asian descent has been seen throughout the entire entertainment industry that includes the areas of film, television, theater, music, art, dance and fashion - along with sports.
Entertainment visionaries such as Blackeye Peas' "Will.I.Am" predicts that their group's Filipino member Allen Pindea (aka "apl.de.ap) will be the star of the group in 2027. He states "The reason is China," the rapper said, launching into a long explanation of Pineda's superstar status in his native Philippines and how global population patterns and the hunger for Pacific rim pop culture will push Pineda to the front of the band." For more info, click HERE.
When artists such as U.S.-born Lee-Hom Wang makes it in Asia, Filipino Chad Hurley of the world famous music-producing team "The Neptunes," Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda/Joseph Hahn, Black/Korean r&b singer Amerie, M.I.A. making it big worldwide, YoYo Ma making music from the Silk Road popular with every audiences, when Korea-born Unsuk Chin creates music in Germany for the top musicians/artists of the world, where Steven Spielberg/David Geffen/Jeffrey Kassenberg's Dreamworks is getting a major equity infusion from a major mediacompany in India ("Reliance Big Entertainment, Inc."), Karen O of "Yeah Yeah Yeahs," Norha Jones (India/White descent), Lang Lang's worldwide success, Nicholas Cage's "Bangkok Dangerous" is direct by Thailand's Pang Brothers (which is a remake of their past hit with the same title), Kent Nagano's international success, Filipino Christian artist Rachael Lampa performed at the Democratic Party Convention, Kobe Bryant owning the top-selling basketball jersey in China, Sarah Brightman's great popularity in China, etc. - the world is becoming smaller very quickly. In a world where the Democratic Party's presenditial candidate is bi-racial (Black and White) - along with an Indonesian/White half-sister with a Hawaiian Chinese husband - and the Republican Party's presidential ticket includes a women Vice-President - we are moving very quickly to a "New Mainstream" world in the United States, China/Asia and the world.
people, regardless of ethnicity or nationality, are united by a desire
to enjoy life, and that desire supercedes differences and bind us together"
INFLUENCE OF THE "NEW MAINSTREAM"
(MULTI-CULTURAL, CROSS-CULTURAL AND TRANSNATIONAL AUDIENCES)