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Simon S. Tam

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Simon Tam is an award-winning musician, author, entrepreneur, and social justice activist.

Simon is best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band. His approach to activism through the arts has been highlighted in thousands of media features across 82 countries, including: BBC World News, NPR, TIME Magazine, MTV, CBS, and the Wall Street Journal.

Since 2000, he has been a performer, presenter, and keynote at events and organizations such as TEDx, SXSW, Comic-Con, The Department of Defense, Stanford University, Rotary International, and over 1,200 others across North America, Europe, and Asia.

He has won numerous accolades for his music, activism, non-profit leadership, and co
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Yesterday, my band released a new single in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s called Anthem.

I hope you’ll take a listen and consider making a donation to an organization fighting for racial justice (we have a few listed at www.theslants.com/anthem)

 

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