Passion and Profession

Melanie Cherng ’08 sends in:

Indie Rock Band Johnny HIFI performance and workshop on “Passion and Profession”

Asian American Indie Rock band, Johnny Hi-Fi, will perform and lead a workshop on “Passion and Profession”. One critic calls them the “Radiohead of the boy-band generation”. Another reviewer created for them a new genre “Asian-Britpop”. Their fans simply call them the “American Coldplay”. They have toured all over the US and Asia. All of band members are full time professionals such as doctor, IT ceo, graphic designer etc., as well as members of Johnny HiFi. They will come and share their music but also hold a workshop on their experiences as both band members and full time professionals, the pressures they faced from their parents and peers, and how they currently maintain this tenuous balance between working full time and expanding their creative and artistic talents through music. The discussion will begin at 8 and the performance at 9 pm. Wesleyan’s own Apples for Immigrants will open Johnny HiFi’s performance with a fifteen minute set.

Begin your Saturday evening with good music and good conversation as musicians share their personal experiences.

Date: Saturday, April 28
Panel Discussion: 8-9 PM
Performance: 9-10 PM , Opening by Wesleyan’s own Apples for Immigrants
Place: 200 Church