133-29 41st Avenue, Flushing, NY 11355 (1st FL)
Phone: (718) 359-1888 Email: contact@glownyc.org
Office Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-4pm.

Love and Unity – May 2023

About the performers

Sol Sharp Music School
Sol Sharp Music School provides high quality education in instruments, voice and composition. The students at Sol Sharp Music School have won numerous awards in national and international competitions and have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in the United States, Royal Albert Hall in the United Kingdom, Mozarthaus in Austria, and CCTV concerts in China. Sol Sharp Children’s Choir has been invited to perform at GRAMMY museum, Citi Field, Long Island Children’s Museum, Boston Jazz Festival, and Colours of Love International Concert in Canada.

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Sarah-Anjali is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter, who is embracing the power of music as a guiding force. Shaped by the empowering, unifying, and improvisational spirit of jazz, folk, and world music – Sarah-Anjali’s intention is to offer insight on how we can heal. For Sarah-Anjali, music is a way into understanding your true needs, discovering your place in the world. A way into reclaiming our power.

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Dr. Neela Zareen
Based in New York, Dr. Neela Zareen has trained in the Indian classical dance styles of Kuchipudi under the tutelage of her Kuchipudi Guru Sadhana Paranji, and Kathak under the tutelage of her Kathak Guru Prerana Deshpande. She has performed Kuchipudi and Kathak on various occasions in the tristate area for over two decades, in venues such as the Queens Theater and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. With the blessings and guidance of her Gurus, Neela began her dance school “Neela Dance Academy” in Queens, where she teaches traditional Kathak and Kuchipudi. She is passionate about propagating the Kathak & Kuchipudi dance traditions to the next generation in their purest form.

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Vivian Fan Liu
Vivian Fang Liu, Award-winning Pianist, Singer, Songwriter, Educator and Grammy U Mentor. Ms. Liu has performed at world-famous venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, St. John Smith Hall in London, and Mozart Hall in Vienna. Ms. Liu has been invited to sing the American national anthem multiple times at the Professional baseball MLB and basketball WNBA games at Citi Field Stadium and Barclays Center in New York. Ms. Liu was invited to Perform as a special guest for celebrity singers from Hong Kong and Taiwan in their North American tour concerts. She has also been invited to serve as a judge in many local and international competitions. She was invited to perform as the featured artist in the AAPI celebration concert at Grammy Museum at Prudential Center. Ms. Liu holds master’s degrees in Music Education at Teachers College Columbia University and Piano Performance at New York University.

The smells of incense and Pine Sol along with the melodies of powerful R&B singers such as Anita Baker and Mary J Blige were a familiar weekend scene for iamchelseaiam growing up in Cincinnati, OH. As an artist she has been featured on Hot 97, Sway in the Morning and BET Jams for the premier of her music video for “Nice Guys Lie”. As an international touring artist she has had the opportunity to perform at the Blue Note NYC, City Winery and numerous festivals across the country. Her touring has led her to open up for the likes of Lucky Daye, D Smoke and SWV. Her documentary for her first project “A Beautiful Struggle” has been screened at several film festivals in Minneapolis, Philadelphia and at the Hip Hop Film Festival here in NYC.
Her new single “Nano” will be released on 4/21/23, launching a mini tour with stops in London, Minneapolis and NYC.

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Master Long Fei Yang
Hello, I am Master Long Fei Yang. From 6 years old, I studied under the instruction of my grandfather, Jian Ju Yang. He was a Yang style tai chi disciple and a traditional Chinese doctor. From him, I learned the Shaolin long fist form and tai chi quan. Additionally, he taught me traditional martial arts, Chinese painting, and calligraphy. After my grandfather, I also studied with 2 famous local masters, shan xi praying mantis master Shu Sen Li, and Tai Chi Chen-style master, Dong Ji Sheng. It was from them that my love and appreciation of traditional Chinese culture was conceived. Since my time with them, I’ve constantly promoted the traditional culture and philosophy I’ve grown to love. For 40 years, I have persistently been studying, training and teaching. I have over 3000 students across the world, namely from China, Japan, Europe, South Africa, South America, and North America. Many of them have participated in international martial arts competitions and won awards. Additionally, I have helped promote traditional Chinese culture through television and movies. Currently, I am living in the United States of America, yet when I do travel overseas, I also visit different schools of martial arts to exchange knowledge, share teaching styles, and make friends. It is from all my many years of experience traveling the world, teaching, judging competitions, exchanging philosophies and information, that I have managed to accrue the abundance of valuable knowledge I intend to share with you all.

Jenise La Vonne
Jenise La Vonne is a contemporary gospel singer/songwriter, raised in Norcross, GA and born in Queens, NY. Her passion for music began at an early age as a challenge from her father and manager Bishop Steve B. Walters, to write a song if she seriously wanted to become a gospel singer. Jenise began writing at the age of eleven and took her love of serving God’s people through music very seriously. Her first EP, The Call released in June of 2015 and landed her two Rhythm of Gospel Awards for Best Performance By an Urban Contemporary Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Female Vocalist, and a Pearl Award for Best New Artist. Jenise La Vonne is a true Psalmist, seeking the heart of Christ to compose songs to serve His people. Jenise’s style is reminiscent of the gospel greats of the past while blending the sounds of urban contemporary and CCM. Jenise La Vonne is a gospel artist for the church, whose goal is to keep them in remembrance of God’s standard of holiness, righteousness, and sanctification.

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Hyewon Park
Hyewon Park is a South Korean Jazz Composer currently based in Boston and New York. She is an accomplished undergraduate from Berklee College of Music, boasting a portfolio which includes her position as a writer for the Berklee Jazz Concert Orchestra directed by Greg Hopkins and also as a recipient of Berklee’s Annual Commencement Processional Composition Awards. She is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Jazz Composition at the Manhattan School of Music now. She served as an assistant of world-renowned composer, Darcy James Argue’s Big Band at Manhattan School of Music. She is currently working as a Pianist & Audio Creative at So Am I Worthy.

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Brad Kang
Brad Kang is an award-winning NYC based guitarist, improvisor and composer. Originally from South Korea, his formative years were spent in New Zealand where he owes much of his musical upbringing. He was a member of 2015 edition of The University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band and was featured on the ensemble’s album Lab 2015. The track Neil by Rich DeRosa on Lab 2015 received a Grammy nomination and Kang’s composition Uncertainty was featured as the closer of the record. Kang’s EP release performance for Farewell For Now at the 2017 Wellington International Jazz Festival was awarded the Best of the Fest Award by The New Zealand Jazz Awards and received a full-length radio broadcast on Radio New Zealand. Most recently, he performed at Detroit Jazz Festival 2022 with [ human music ] as the winner of its annual Collegiate Combo Competition. He has performed with distinguished artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Arturo Sandoval and Doc Severinsen among many others.

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Linda Quach
Linda Quach is a Vietnamese American Diabolo Performing Artist based in Queens, New York. Her love for dance and the musical arts are a great influence in how she presents her multi-disciplinary performances in a rhythmic and dramatic manner. She hopes to inspire a wide audience with her unique performance style, as well as expand the diabolo cultural arts to greater heights and spotlights. She currently teaches diabolo and hip-hop at Glow Cultural Center and Great Neck South Middle School, while also hosting many workshops in and around Queens.

Lily Han
(GCC Cultural Ambassador)

Dr. Lily Han is a small business owner, entrepreneur, community advocate, and philanthropist active in both local and international communities. She loves to dance, sing, and workout, and is the Overall Women’s Champion of the 2022 1St Global Ambassador Wellness Competition. Though not a professional dancer, Lily is a strong supporter of culture and the arts and has graciously accepted Glow Cultural Center’s invitation to be the GCC’s first-ever Cultural Ambassador.

Recently, Lily has competed in and won 1st place in the 2022 World Madam USA Overall Championship, in which one of the acts was the “New York New York” broadway jazz dance. As GCC’s Cultural Ambassador, Lily has readily agreed to come on stage and perform this dance that embodies the American Dream, being GCC’s symbol of hope, and building a bridge between aspiration, ambition and reality.

New York Chinese Chorus (NYCC)
New York Chinese Chorus (NYCC) promotes cultural exchange by performing both Chinese classical and folk songs to our communities. Tai Wang, as the president, creates an environment for all music lovers to learn and enjoy music. With the hard work and enthusiasm from all the chorus members, NYCC has organized and participated in many musical and cultural events both in the US and overseas, gaining recognition throughout the New York area and internationally. Members are enthusiastic vocalists from China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia who have come together in the New York area to introduce and enhance the understanding of Chinese culture through a brilliant repertoire of folk songs, classical music and pop music.

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Hostess: ZaoZao Wang
Zaozao is an outstanding Chinese-English bilingual host who has worked with many well-known domestic and foreign companies, including McDonald’s, Macy’s, GNC, Mead Johnson, Abbott, Xiamen Airlines, Hainan Airlines, T-mall, Maotai, Jiannanchun, Tongrentang, and more. After graduating from Columbia University in 2013, Zaozao founded “Zao Learning Education” in the United States and Taiwan, which focuses on cultivating Chinese-American children who can later on enter mainstream modeling and acting industries in the United States. Mrs. Zaozao Wang and her students were quite active during the pandemic, hosting the anti-Asian hate rally attended by more than 30,000 people in lower Manhattan, as well as hosted fundraising events by mayor Eric Adams, and thus obtained many awards and certificates from the New York State Assembly, the New York City Council and the New York Mayor’s Office. 

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This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.


Special Thanks to So Am I-Worthy

So Am I-Worthy’s mission is to inspire, empower and provide more music opportunities for women singer-songwriters, especially women from all minority groups. We are not just about the music but about purpose, about changing norms and doing it confidently. Our services are tailored to alleviate the stressors women face in the music industry. We include, not exclude. We pride ourselves on collaboration, teamwork, diligence as well as mental and physical wellness.

Visit our website at https://www.soamiworthy.com/

Come Join Us!

“Building a Stronger Community”
Resource Fair

Date & Time: May 20, 2023 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Location: Outside Glow Cultural Center, 133-29 41st Ave Sidewalk

This project is supported by funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, Statewide Community Regrants Program (formerly the Decentralization program) with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, and administered by Flushing Town Hall.