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The Songbirds Radio Hour: Simon Tam

Songbirds Radio Hour logo for The Slants episode.

(Aired 12/10/22)

Simon Tam - author, musician, activist, and self-proclaimed troublemaker - is best known as the founder and bassist of The Slants, the world’s first and only all-Asian American dance rock band.

He approaches arts and activism with radical optimism and compassion - and in 2017, he won a landmark case at the U.S Supreme Court unanimously, helping to expand civil liberties for marginalized groups.

Simon's work has been highlighted in more than 3,000 media features across over 150 countries - including Rolling Stone, TIME, NPR, BBC and The New York Times.

And, for the first time since 2019, The Slants perform live with a special extended set as part of this episode of The Songbirds Radio Hour.