Vancouver boasts one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. On any given night, bass lines pump from the heart of neighborhood clubs. Block-long lineups lead to the city’s most prized acts. But for immigrant artists, who blend their cultural sounds with popular genres, becoming a musical icon means succumbing to the industry’s ethnic stereotypes.
Written, filmed and produced by Amanda Ash, Miné Salkin and Alexis Stoymenoff