Two Asian-American titans of dance music come together to highlight the cultural significance of the Lunar New Year at Avant Gardner.
Globally, Lunar New Year is recognized as an important celebration for many Asian cultures. While Chinese New Year, or Chinese Spring Festival, is the most well-known, it shares much of its symbolism with the broader Lunar New Year. And now, two artists from differing Asian-American backgrounds are coming together to celebrate in NYC. Gryffin and KSHMR will bring their talents to the Great Hall for a two-day Spring Festival on January 20-21. This is the first time the electronic music scene has hosted a US-based Lunar New Year-focused event, despite the prevalence of this celebratory day around the country.
Each of these artists comes from a distinct background, yet they share an Asian bond and a love of Spring Festival, which brings them together for this unique event. Gryffin has an American father and a Japanese mother, while KSHMR is of Kashmiri-Indian descent. Together, they partnered with Pulse Events, which focuses on Asian artists and events to put on Spring Festival.
With such a predominance of Asian backgrounds in the scene, it’s really nice to see artists and promoters calling more attention to their culture. Tickets are on sale now for Spring Festival: Chinese New Year Celebration 2023, so don’t miss out!