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KAYE Partners With Global Citizen To Release “Bamboo” with 360 Music Video

“Bamboo” – the newest track written and produced by KAYE as a collaboration with Global Citizen, “is a song claiming space in the narrative for girls of color like me,” Charlene Kaye told Huffington Post. “It’s a send up of the stereotypes and the microaggressions Asian Americans receive every day – every time I’ve been told ‘Ni Hao’ or ‘Konichiwa’ on the street, every time I’ve been asked where I’m REALLY from. It is a song to say that we are American too.”

CLICK HERE to watch the 360 Video for “Bamboo.”

“Bamboo” allowed KAYE to experience and reconnect with a significant crossroad in the legacy of the Kaye family. “Shooting the music video at the Statue of Liberty was emotional for me because it was where my stepdad’s grandfather came to New York in the late 1800s, emigrating here as a Russian Jew,” she told Huffington Post. “His name was Koslovsky, but the border official told him his name was too long and had to be shortened to “Kaye.””

The song opened the door to Charlene to work with an organization who work tirelessly to advance progressive issues and the elimination of global poverty every day. For the first month after the release, all sales of “Bamboo” will be donated to the AAJC (Asian American Justice Center). “It was horrifying to see scenes from Charlottesville unfolding on my TV – the fact that there are people in this country who want to eradicate anyone who isn’t white. If you don’t familiarize yourself with people who look different or pray different than you do, you can grow to fear them. This is my small contribution to that cause. I hope it resonates with girls of color everywhere and helps them embrace their sexuality, fun and fearlessness.”

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