YouTube star Joseph Vincent to kick off Filipino American History Month this October

Joseph Vincent

Joseph Vincent

The University of Hawaiʻi Academy for Creative Media System together with the University of Hawaiʻi – West O‘ahu will host a Creative Media Masters Series presentation featuring musician and YouTube sensation Joseph Vincent. He will discuss his career and creative influences, and perform some of his hit songs followed by a question and answer session on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 12:30-2 p.m. in the UH West Oʻahu Library ʻUluʻulu Exhibition Space.

Joseph Vincent is an acoustic singer-songwriter from Irvine, Calif., with a YouTube channel boasting more than 500,000 subscribers and 48 million total views. He took the top prize in Southern California’s Filipino news station, Kababayan LA-18, Kababayan Superstar contest and was named YouTube Artist of the Year 2009 by Australia-based Star Central Magazine. In 2010, Vincent was featured twice on NBC’s The Ellen Degeneres Show where he performed an acoustic cover of Iyaz’s “Replay” and Mike Posner’s “Cooler Than Me.” Vincent is currently recording a self-written debut solo album.

The Masters Series is part of UH West Oʻahu’s Creative Media concentration and aims to increase student understanding of the art and business of content creation. All presentations are free and open to students, faculty, and the public. This masters series event also kicks off UH West Oʻahu’s celebration of October as Filipino American History Month. The University will host events and activities throughout the month honoring Filipino heritage.

UH West Oʻahu’s Creative Media program is offered in partnership with the UH Academy for Creative Media System that supports and coordinates the creative media studies efforts among the UH campuses. Taking advantage of the system-wide approach, UH West Oʻahu’s program enables students to develop unique skill sets at the community colleges and transfer seamlessly to UH West Oʻahu for continued scholarship and professional development.


Image courtesy of Joseph Vincent