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With what Grammy Award winning artist Macy Gray calls, “a beautiful voice,” and what MTV Iggy calls, “an eclectically soulful style,” soul/r&b singer Dawen explores the gamut of American life.  Fusing soul/r&b with funk and jazz, Dawen offers up a lyrical style that appeals to both the emotions and intellect.

 In his debut album American Me, Dawen covers everything from identity and social issues, to love, loss and redemption. American Me is available now on iTunes and Amazon. The music video for his single “Wake Up” is on YouTube.

A frequent guest blogger, Dawen has written for Bicoastal Bitchin’ and Slant Eye for the Round Eye. Currently, Dawen is guest blogging for MTV Iggy as he travels around the US and Asia on his American Me Tour.  Recently, Dawen performed for Macy Gray on her web show, a memorable experience for the both of them, leaving her feeling “flushed” and impressed with his vocals.




Performing in CHICAGO on April 16th! I'm coming HOME!


CHICAGO! I'm coming home! I'm performing at The Abbey April 16th as part of Declare INDIE 3. It's been almost a year since I've been back so this show is going to be extra special. I've brought my full band over from LA so be sure to check it out! It's gonna be awesome!! RSVP here on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111260078889641

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Opening for Jude Narita's "From the Heart"

This month I'll be opening two shows for my friend Jude Narita's one-woman play From the Heart, as part of her "Jude Narita & Friends" series. Buy special $10 advance tickets here.


I'll be performing on:

Nov. 27, 8pm

Nov. 29, 3pm


Miles Memorial Playhouse

1130 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403

Special $10 advance tickets: purchase here.

General tickets $15 after Nov 26

Other guest performers include Sue Jin, D'Lo, Denise Uyehara and more!

"Jude Narita & Friends" runs from Nov. 27 - Dec. 6.

Come and support Asian American theater!

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Come to my CD Release Party! Saturday September 12th!

CD release party

Come join me, my full band and special guest performers for an awesome night of soul/R&B! As we kick-off my debut album "American Me" at the beautiful Dakota Lounge, It's going to be a fun night of music and entertainment. RSVP today!

My album "American Me" drops 9.9.09 online at iTunes and Amazon and the CD will be available 9.12 at the party and beyond.


Guest performances by:

Vudoo Soul - http://www.myspace.com/vudoosoul

Sue Jin - http://www.myspace.com/suejinmusic

Hosted by:

Lina So - http://www.linaso.com/

Doors open at 7:00PM

Performances start at 8:00PM

$10 (with Facebook RSVP) http://www.facebook.com/dawenmusic#/event.php?eid=117111874359

$12 at the door


No shorts, no flip-flops

For RSVP, please use first and last names of all guests

VIP & bottle service available:

Call: 310.393.8200 or email info@dakotalounge.com

A portion of the night's proceeds will be donated to Taiwan Typhoon Relief:


Sponsored by:







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*Check out my cover of Maxwell's "Pretty Wings"*

Hey Folks: I've started posting vids on my YouTube channel. The first is my cover of Maxwell's new single "Pretty Wings."


*IMPORTANT*Please Rate, Comment and *SUBSCRIBE* on my YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/dawen


It would really help me out a lot as an independent artist. My aim is to put a new clip up every 2 weeks. I'm also taking requests so put yours in now (I've already got a few for Halo)! Hope you enjoy the vid! Go to my channel to see the other vids! www.youtube.com/dawen


In the meantime, find me on facebook, myspace, and twitter!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Dawen/60911487018

Myspace: myspace.com/dawen

Twitter: twitter.com_dawen_

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - Declare INDIEpendence! 2

Chicago! I'm back in town for Declare INDIEpendence! 2 at Subterranean. Hope to see you there. It's gonna be awesome!

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Male, 65, Crestview, FL


As soon as I heard "Just You" I had to go to Amazon and buy it. The way you're putting down tracks has made me a Fan. Smooth, Jazzy, and Ultra influential dance music. 2ndson2002 said KEEP THE LOVE ALIVE Joy, Luv, and Gratitude .


Male, 75, Cleveland, OH


likno1uvevaceen's comemment says it better all i need ad is the feeling is true !>)


Female, 42, Las Vegas, NV


Seriously listening to Wake Up enthralls me. Its truly a beautiful song with a powerful message that applies to SO many people. You are a phenomenal writer!!