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Reflections on a global career, pursuit of an artistic passion and lifelong learning.

Showcase and Benefit on May 9, 2018 at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood

Pleased to support Artistmax and Nitanee’s Sweet Soiree benefiting the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) and Rock Against Trafficking on May 9, 2018, 7:30-11:30pm at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood.   The event is following the ASCAP Expo and not affiliated with ASCAP.

Featuring performances by Saving Forever, Presley Tennant, Mira Goto, Miranda Glory, Hollywood & Mars and special guests.  Thanks to partners at Allihoopa and Hawaii Songwriting Festival.

Advance tickets $20, and $25 at the door.  Includes food, entertainment and proceeds to the charity partners.  Raffle prizes to support the charities.


Nitanee soiree May 9 2018

South By St. Paddy’s Showcase in Austin, TX: March 17, 2018

Excited to host a South By St. Paddy’s showcase on Saturday, March 17th, 2-10pm at The Infinite Monkey Theorem in Austin! Presented by Freebirds World Burrito + Infinite Monkey Theorem and featuring an incredible lineup:
Sleeping Lion | Kris Gruen | Stalker Kitty | Daniel Jimenez Afanador | Belcurve | Eliot Bronson | The Tin Man | Dorton | MAWD | Velvet Starlings | KLEZ + Special Guest!
Thanks to our friends at Allihoopa, Bose Professional, Sound x3 Records, Blue Microphones, Saffron Road, Pop Art Snacks, Rhythm Superfoods, Voss Water & Live Planet for supporting.  Free show with fantastic music, food & wine specials!
Note:  This unofficial showcase is not affiliated with SXSW.
March 17 SX2018

CTRL Collective Launch Celebration: February 22, 2018

Pleased to support the Launch Celebration of the new CTRL Collective location in Pasadena on Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7-9pm.

Musical performances presented with Allihoopa music platform and app featuring Mesmi, Miranda Glory, Audrianna + Matthew James.

Thanks to friends at Coyo yogurt, Goodpop, KIND Snacks, Limitless coffee and Oro Imperial tequila for supporting the celebration!

Feb 22 2018 Ctrl Collective Pasadena

NordicLA #StayTuned Music Series Launch: February 2, 2018

Happy to support the launch of the #StayTuned music series at the cool new NordicLA space in Hollywood.  Friday, February 2, 2018, 6-9pm.

Featuring performances by Dig The Kid, MAWD, Brenda Carsey, Shalini Varghese and special guests.

Presented in partnership with NordicLA, Music Tribe and Allihoopa, a music collaboration app and social network platform from Sweden.

Thanks to our partners at Country Archer, Health-Ade, Infinite Monkey Theorem and Oro Imperial for supporting!  Event is by invitation only.

NordicLA #StayTuned showcase - Feb 2 2018


LA MBA Holiday Celebration: December 14, 2017

We’re pleased to support the LA MBA club with a private holiday celebration on December 14, 2017 at the Gibson Brands showroom in Beverly Hills, CA.

Benefiting Year Up which aims to “Close the Opportunity Divide” and featuring performances by Dig The Kid, Aloud, Leoa, Brenda Carsey, Eric Dorton, Velvet Starlings, MAWD and special guests.

Thanks to partners at Gibson, Tesla, Greenbar, Health-Ade, KIND, Country Archer, Lifeway, Sir Kensington’s, Infinite Monkey Theorem and friends for supporting a great cause, music and merriment!

LA MBA - Holiday party Dec 14 2017 - final

Presenting Dig The Kid + Friends at Private Showcase at Greenbar in DTLA: November 21, 2017

Excited to organize a private showcase featuring Dig The Kid, MAWD & Poppy’s Field performing at Greenbar distillery in Downtown L.A. on November 21, 2017.  The showcase will launch a unique partnership with Greenbar distillery.

Thanks to our brand partners at Country Archer Jerky and KIND Snacks for supporting.

Private event, invite only.  Ages 21+

Dig the Kid @ Greenbar - Nov 21 2017