In your own words, what is your ethnic identity? (for individuals)
Your Artistic Background/Mission
Andy Wang is a highly sought after Hawaiian musician who performs weddings, fundraisers, corporate, private and public events in the New York tri-state area. He has studied under Hawaiian slack key guitar masters Keola Beamer, Raymond Kāne, and Ozzie Kotani. He has appeared as a special guest with "Hawaii's super group" HAPA, twice opened for the legendary Mākaha Sons, and toured with Pua Ali'i 'Ilima. Andy's music has also been featured by Hawaiian Airlines and national television networks. When not attired in an aloha shirt, Andy is an owner at Runnymede Capital Management, an investment firm that manages investment portfolios of insurance companies, Taft-Hartley, pension funds, non-profit/religious organizations, and individuals. For more information, visit www.andywangmusic.com.
Your Creative Influences
Keola Beamer, HAPA, Raymond Kane, Makaha Sons, Ozzie Kotani, George Kahumoku, Ledward Kaapana, Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, Ka'au Crater Boys, Pure Heart, Brothers Cazimero
If you are not in New York City, what are your ties to New York's Asian American artistic community?
My work is created/shown/produced in NYC regularly