Magdalen Hsu-Li is an Asian-American music artist and speaker. A pioneering Asian-American womyn in music, she is one of the first Chinese-American singer-songwriters to emerge in the United States as a star in the acoustic/pop/alternative genre. By redefining her identity as a musician and artist, she is opening new doors of expression for Asian Americans and people everywhere by challenging stereotypes, raising awareness, and bringing communities together through her music. Magdalen is a consummate performer, visual artist, and free spirit with a world vision that cannot be categorized. She writes universal, personal, and political songs that stretch the boundaries of our consciousness. Her live shows are powerful, high energy, conciousness raising events which feature piano, vocal and drumset duos, impromptu standup and theater, thought provoking poetry readings, and spiritually rousing percussion and drum improvisations. In addition to performances, her lecture series includes programs which encourage diversity such as'Redefinition of Identity - Asian Women in the Arts (Feminist and LGBT focus)' Expect the unexpected...from the tenderest of piano ballads to raging political piano punk; Magdalen is a new voice for an increasingly diverse and multicultural generation coming into their own in the 21st Century She has shared the stage and the podium with notables such as The B52's, Mary Lou Lord, Betty, Melissa Ferrick, The Butchies, George Takkei (Star Trek\'s Dr. Sulu), Windham Hill recording artist Barbara Higbie, Grace Jones, Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge), Ce Ce Peniston, SONia, Barnes, Ferron, Phranc, Ulali, Suede, Red Letter Day, Kai, I Was Born With 2 Tongues, writers Phoebe Eng and Jeff Yang ( A Magazine), comedians Michelle Balan and Suzanne Westenhoefer, and is a familiar face on the college, acoustic, women\'s and GLBT Pride circuits. Her CD and singles also regularly chart in Outvoice, a weekly national listing of the GLBT Music Charts. Evolution is distributed nationally through Goldenrod Inc, Ladyslipper, Harmony Ridge Music, and MP3.com, and is available at Borders Books and Music Stores, Tower Records, and women\'s and GLBT bookstores nationwide.
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