Celebrating AAPI Music: A Cultural Tapestry of Rhythms and Melodies

16 May 2023

AAPI Music

Within the vast and diverse music landscape, the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has made significant contributions, enriching the global music scene with their unique perspectives, rich cultural heritage, and unparalleled talent. From classical to contemporary, traditional to fusion, AAPI music is a dynamic tapestry that deserves recognition and celebration. 

The AAPI community comprises many ethnicities, each with its distinct musical traditions. Whether it be the traditional sounds of Chinese opera, the hypnotic melodies of Indian classical music, or the pulsating beats of Filipino folk dances, AAPI music reflects the rich tapestry of cultures that make up this vibrant community. 

From Japanese Breakfast to Mitski to Bruno Mars, and H.E.R., AAPI music artists have made waves in popular music, achieving global recognition and chart-topping success.  

In the world of Hip-Hop, artists like Ruby Ibarra and Dumbfounded tackle social issues and share their experiences as Asian Americans, using their platform to challenge stereotypes and create a sense of empowerment within their communities. 

While AAPI artists continue to push boundaries and explore new musical frontiers, there is also a solid commitment to preserving and promoting traditional music. Organizations and initiatives have emerged to ensure the continuity of cultural traditions, offering platforms for AAPI artists to highlight their heritage and educate others about their rich musical legacy. 

Listen to APM Music's AAPI playlist. 

Track Listing 

  • Ome Dance 
  • Sensu 
  • Bei Pai Worldwide 
  • Aloha Oe from Hawaii 
  • Trying to Be Perfect 
  • It is My Mission 
  • Greenlight 
  • Mizu No Hamon 
  • Gujariya 
  • Tayo'y Lalaya Rin 
  • New Year Celebration 
  • Ta Moe Moe Mala 
  • Tunog Filipino 
  • Mountains Behind Deep Forest 
  • Change Yourself 
  • Behind You 
  • Mirror 
  • Tro Ve Qo Huong 
  • Ly Ngua OA 
  • Tavake Te Manu 
  • Week of Temple Festival 
  • Te Miti Ninamu E