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Asian Music Mondays: Cover Songs 05/19/2014

This week on a special Cover Songs Edition of the Asian Music Show, we’ll discover that music truly is the universal language!  Hear Asian artists covering Western songs like CCR’s “Proud Mary” and fun.’s “We Are Young”, as well as Asian artists covering other Asian artists, and even some Western artists covering Asian songs!

Joanna Wang 王若琳 – “Lemon Tree” (Mandarin Chinese cover of the song by Fool’s Garden) (Amazon) (iTunes)
Love X Stereo – “Wave of Mutilation” (Cover of The Pixies song)
Hayley Westenra – “いつも何度でも / Always With Me” (English cover of the theme song of the Japanese anime movie Spirited Away)
Annie Lennox – “Keep on Loving You” (English cover of “ージュ/ Lipstick” by Miyuki Nakajima 中島美雪)
Izzy – “Shima Uta / Island Song” (English cover of a famous Okinawa-style song)
Bobbi Kim & Buga Kingz – “물레방아 인생 / Waterwheel Life” (Cover of Cho Young Nam’s Korean cover of “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival)
Amei Zhang 张惠妹 – “排山倒海 / Topple the Mountains and Overturn the Seas” (Mandarin Chinese cover of “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill)
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Asian Invasion 05/12/2014

Tonight we’re playing songs to celebrate spring and those women in our lives who do everything, our mothers!  From Japan, Korea to China, Mongolia to the Middle East, we’ll hear a wide variety of music from all throughout Asia!

Hala Turk & Mashael حلا الترك ومشاعل – “I Love You Mama / بنيتي الحبوبة”
Dynamic Duo – “어머니의 된장국 / Mom’s Dweonjang Soup (feat. Ra.D)”
Soda Green – “一千座喷泉 / 1000 Fountains”
Louie – “산책 / Walk (feat. Crucial Star)”
Park Hyekyung 박혜경 – “레몬 트리/ Lemon Tree”
Kim Yeon-Woo 김연우 – “꽃보다 남자 / Boys Over Flowers”
Jolin Tsai 蔡依林 – “花蝴蝶 / Butterfly”
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Asian Invasion Graduation Episode 05/05/2014

Congratulations MSU graduates!  And congratulations to our very own host Star!  Tonight we’ll hear some songs about school, friends, saying goodbye, and of course graduation!

Richie Ren 贤齐 – “对面的女孩看过来 / Hey Girl, Look This Way”
Hu Xia 胡夏 – “桌的你 / My Old Deskmate” from the movie “桌的你 My Old Deskmate”
Flumpool – “今年の / This Year’s Cherry Blossoms”
Ahn Jae-wook 안재욱 – “친구 / Friend”
F4 – “第一时间 / First Time”
Fan Fan 玮琪 – “个像夏天一个像秋天 / One Like Summer, One Like Autumn”
Comic Boyz 可米小子 – “青春纪念册 / Souvenir Book of Youth”
Bangtan Boys 방탄소년단 – “졸업 / Graduation”
IU – “졸업하는 / Graduation Day”
Ikimono-gakari いきものがかり – “さくら / Cherry Blossom”
Zhang Shanwai – “真夏的櫻花 / Summer Sakura” (by request)
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Asian Invasion 03/31/2014

Tonight on the Asian Invasion, hear from the winners of the 2014 Korean Music Awards, Taiwanese rock band Mayday, and much much more!

April is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!  As a part of MSU’s year-long celebration of Project 60/50, APASO will present a special screening of Linsanity, the story of Jeremy Lin.  There will also be bboy performances, dinner, and a discussion.  The screening will take place on Saturday, April 12th at 5 PM, at the Brody Cafeteria and Auditorium.

Mayday – “离开地球表面 / (Leaving the Surface of the Earth) Jump!”
2NE1 – “Come Back Home”
Chen-Yue Chang – “思念是一種病 / Sick of Missing You” (by request)
JJ Lin – “一千年以後 / A Thousand Years Later”
Sodagreen – “御花園 / King’s Garden”
Girls Generation – “Motorcycle”
EXO – “으르렁 / Growl”
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Asian Invasion 03/17/2014

Tonight we’ll hear the latest from 2NE1, Neon Bunny, Girls Generation and more!

KSA and Japan Club present Culture Shock this Saturday, March 22 from 4-6 PM!  The event will feature performances, games, and food at the Spartan Village Community Center, more information here!

Taiwanese rock band Mayday are coming to Chicago next week!  They’ll be playing at the Auditorium Theatre, and tickets are still available here!

Korean indie rockers Love X Stereo will be playing at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 25th, get your tickets here!

The Office for International Students and Scholars is looking for Globie Awards nominees.  If you know someone who has distinguished themselves with service to the international community, nominate them here!

2NE1 – “Happy”
f(x) – “첫 사랑니 / Rum Pum Pum Pum”
Mayday – “米老鼠 / Mickey Mouse”
Akino – “Pride”
Avec Avec – “Marmalade Boogie”
Neon Bunny – “너여야 / It’s You”
Sherman Chung – “大女生小往事 / Growing Up Girl” (by request)
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Asian Invasion Drama Music Episode 03/10/2014

Tonight we’ve got a very special episode; we’ll be playing songs from our favorite dramas out of China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Japan!  Hear songs from hit shows like Meteor Garden/Boys Over Flowers, Full House, and more!

The Office for International Students and Scholars are calling for Globie Awards nominees. The Globie awards are presented to the “unsung heroes” of international students and scholars on our campus and in our community.  Find more information or nominate someone here!

Mayday is coming to Chicago!  You can see them Monday, March 24th at the Auditorium Theatre, get your tickets here!

SHINee – “Stand By Me” (꽃보다 남자 / Boys Over Flowers)
Harlem Yu – “情非得已 / Can’t Help Loving You” (流星花园 / Meteor Garden)
Power Station – “When” (还珠格格 / My Fair Princess)
Rain – “운명 / Destiny” (풀하우스 / Full House)
Mario & Nesty – “Never Say Goodbye” (마이 걸 / My Girl)
Tommy february6 – “Magic In Your Eyes” (奥さまは魔女 / Bewitched in Tokyo)
Cyndi Wang – “花的嫁纱 / Flower Marry Yarn” (天国的嫁衣 / Wedding Dress in Heaven)
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Asian Invasion 02/24/2014

Tonight we’re hanging out in the studio with Tangel and Jason, we’ll also hear from Love X Stereo, Glen Check, and Rock ‘N Roll Radio, who will be playing live at The Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 24!

You can also check out Mayday live in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre on Monday, March 24th!

Love X Stereo – “Fly Over”
Glen Check – “I’ve Got This Feeling”
Rock ‘N Roll Radio – “One Week”
The Flowers – “穷开心 / Pure Happy”
T-ara – “나 어떡해 / (Do You Know Me) What Should I Do?”
Magic Power – “不按牌理出牌/ Unexpected Move”
Girls Generation – “My Oh My”
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Asian Invasion 02/10/2014

We’ve got a special Valentine’s Day episode of the show tonight!  Hear songs about love and heartbreak, and maybe you’ll even get a song dedication from your sweetheart!

You can still get your Mayday tickets for Madison Square Garden in NYC (March 22) and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago (March 24)!

Mayday – “私奔到月球 / Elope to the Moon (feat. Cheer Chen)”
2NE1 – “I Love You”
Gloria Deng (G.E.M.) – “写不完的温柔 / Can’t Finish the Fondness” (by request)
Wheesung – “너라는 명작 / Masterpiece of You”
S.H.E – “触电 / Heart Shock”
Taecyeon & Nickhun (2PM) – “My Valentine (feat. JYP)”
MC Sniper – “사랑했잖아 / We Were In Love (feat. Loco & Sohn Seungyeon)”
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Asian Invasion 02/03/2014

Tonight we’ll hear from artists that are headed to North America this March!  A whole group of Korean indie artists will be appearing at this year’s legendary South by Southwest Festival, including Love X Stereo, who has already scheduled their Michigan date, and will be at the Pike Room in Pontiac on Tuesday, March 25th!

Also sonically invading North America this March is Taiwanese rock band Mayday (五月天).  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, March 22nd, and the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago on Monday, March 24th!

Love X Stereo – “Fly Over” (Impact 89FM Interview)
Glen Check – “Young Generation”
Sun Yue – “欢乐中国年 / Happy Chinese New Year”
Mayday – “歪腰 / Orz”
4minute – “Volume Up”
Various Artists – “祝福你 / We Wish You (Cantonese)”
Jang Kiha and the Faces – “우리 지금 만나 / Let’s Meet Now”
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Asian Invasion 01/27/2014

Lunar New Year (Spring Festival) is coming up!  Celebrate with the Greater Lansing Area Chinese New Year Celebration at the Meridian Mall on Saturday, February 1st from 1:30-6 PM, there will be a parade, performances, cultural activities, and the event is free of charge!

Mayday tickets are currently on sale!  They’ll be at Madison Square Garden in NYC on Saturday, March 22nd, and in Chicago at the Auditorium Theatre on Monday, March 24th!

Oksang Dalbit – “그럴 수 있잖아 / It Happens”
Glen Check – “Summer Hearts”
Mayday – “丟掉名字性別 / OAOA (Throw Off Your Name and Gender)”
2NE1 – “I Love You”
Wheesung & Kim Tae Woo – “호호호빵 / Ho Ho Hobbang”
Che’Nelle – “I Will”
Stephanie Sun – “绿光 / Green Light”
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