Honoring AAPI Heritage Through Your Ears

To commemorate Asian American Pacific Islanders’ heritage, listen to this “Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Gatekeeps” playlist.



API Playlist curated to honor Asian Pacific Islander artists

Asians and Pacific Islanders have always been underrepresented in the media, especially the music industry. It’s time to collect dues and credits for Asian and Pacific Islander musicians, singers, artists, and producers for the impact they have contributed to media and culture today.

The month of May is in commemoration of Asian American Pacific Islanders’ (AAPI) heritage. Containing songs from artists of Asian American and Pacific Island descent, including other API artists all over the world, the playlist encapsulates their dedication to their music and the enjoyment of their audience.

Promoting artists like Olivia Rodrigo, Beabadobee, Steve Lacy, Jhene Aiko, Mitski, EASHA, Kolohe Kai, and many others, this curated playlist highlights over 75 artists that are already loved or might not be known yet.

This playlist takes you on a journey through the diversity of musical genres including hip-hop, alternative, indie pop, rock, and even shoegaze.

What’s a better way to appreciate AAPI artists than to stream their music, especially through this playlist.