2022 UCA “Concert in the Cloud” “Bukaopu” Lunar New Year Online Gala and North American Talent Show Contest Award Ceremony will be broadcasted live 5pm-8pm PST (8pm-11pm EST) on February 12, 2022 (Sat) through a multicast platform. Audiances can watch the show at more than 10 different channels hosted by UCA’s local/national media partners all over the country. These channels include:
- Ding Ding TV: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fWF8S0zoats&feature=youtu.be
- BARTV: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vIChILVbd_4&feature=youtu.be
- HTTV USA (CH 31.2): http://www.httv.us/
- Dragon Eagle TV: https://www.dragoneagle.tv/uca-concert
- KANKAN APP: http://share.cckankan.com/live-detail?liveId=6202cd85ac27123dfe5e5f53
- OVERSEAS STUDENTS SERVICES CORP: https://www.nystudents.net/
- UCA Social YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=v7OevE2hDU8
This charity event is cohosted by UCA, Ding Ding TV and “Bukaopu” Artists Salon. More than a hundred local Chinese American community organizations and media companies joined as partners to help promoting the event. Money raised by the event will be used to fund UCA’s Community Fund, which will provide “micro grants” to charity projects sponsored by local Chinese American community organizations through a simple application and fast approval process.
Sponsors of the event have contributed more than $30,000 worth of gifts and NFTs for auction and lucky draw during the show, including COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit from iHealth, limited editions of NFTs issued by Melos Studio, red wine, painting, art works, books, free online Chinese classes, etc. Anyone who registers online for the raffle draw before the show will have the chance to win an NFT. The first 500 registrants will each win a COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test Kit. The registration URL is: https://ucausa.org/uca-lunar-new-year-raffle-form/
The show will be composed of winning acts of the North American Talent Show Contest. The contest prizes include the Best Act of the Year (1 winner, $3K), Best Musical Act (1 winner, $1K), Best Dance Act (1 winner, $1K), Best Singer (male) (1 winner, $500), Best Singer (female) (1 winner, $500), Best Variety Act (Including but not limited to Magic, Juggling, Acrobatics and any other form of performance art, 1 winner, $500) and Chinese Culture Award (3 winners, $500 each). The winners will be selected by our panel of judges based on their scores in five categories, originality, artistic merit, technical prowess, presentation, and representation of Chinese culture. Director’s Choice Awards (9 winners, $200 each) will be given to acts of exceptional quality chosen by the director to be included in the 2022 Online Spring Festival Gala Live-stream. For more information about the contest, please visit: https://bukaopu.online
Audiences will have the opportunity to vote for their most favorite act on the web. The act receiving the most votes will win the Audience Choice the Most Popular Performer Award and $3000 cash. URL of the voting site is: https://ucausa.org/2022-uca-concert-in-the-cloud-north-american-talent-show-contest/
The names of the award winners will be announced on Feb 12, 2022, and the winners’ prizes and certificates will be mailed out to the winners no later than Feb 20, 2022. All participants of the contest will receive participation certificates and NFTs issued by Melos Studio.
“UCA is a national coalition that advocates and advances the welling being and interests of Chinese Americans through civic participation and community building. We embrace and celebrate Chinese American heritage, culture, identity and way of life. To celebrate the Spring Festival of the Year of the Tiger, UCA headquarter, local branches and community partners have specially arranged a number of festival activities across the nation. The talent show competition and the online Spring Festival Gala are the highlights of these activities. Other important initiatives include responding to the call of Congressman Grace Meng to promote the Lunar New Year as a federally recognized holiday and the establishment of the National Asia-Pacific Museum. We will continue to promote UCA’s Lunar New Year ‘Red Packet of Love’ charity campaign in various regions, support UCA Washington Branch’s parade in Seattle to commemorate the 136th Anniversary of the Seattle Riot in 1886, dumpling banquets in local communities and other Lunar New Year activities. We hope that more community organizations will join UCA and work with us for the well-being and interests of the Chinese community!” said UCA’s President, Haipei Shue.
For more information of the event, please visit: https://ucausa.org/2022-concert-in-the-cloud-event-manual/
United Chinese Americans
The United Chinese Americans (UCA) is a coalition of grass-root community organizations dedicated to the enrichment and empowerment of the Chinese American community in the United States. UCA was formed at the first Chinese American Convention in September 2016 and was later incorporated and received IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status in 2017. UCA has since grown into a national federation of 12 local chapters in Atlanta, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Washington State, West Virginia, Wisconsin, New York City and San Francisco and over 30 community partners nationwide.
“Bukaopu” is a variety arts salon encompassing all forms of performing arts such as music, dance, magic, juggling, and many others. The spirit of “Bukaopu” encourages the exploration into the unknown; the artists of the Bukaopu collective embraces interaction with the audience to sparkle new possibilities in their performance, creating unique content in “Bukaopu” style in every show and bringing moments of surprise and joy to the audience. In the last 10 years since its inception, “Bukaopu Salon” has held countless events in many locations under different themes, bringing joy and entertainment to it’s growing fan base.
Ding Ding TV
Founded in 2009, has been the Voice of Silicon Valley Asian Americans, the bridge for National AAPI communities, the hub for global entrepreneurs through media and events. Ding Ding TV is the organizer of quarterly Civic Leadership Forum Silicon Valley, Annually Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival since 2016. Ding Ding TV has created millions of internet contents Promoting Cultural Interconnectivity through appreciation of similarities and understanding differences and Encouraging Awareness of civic responsibilities and engaged citizens.