MOCA MIXER: Summer Jam

MOCA Mixer: Summer Jam


The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrated artistic expression at MOCA Mixer: Summer Jam, on Friday, July 28, featuring YouTube Musician Nix and Brooklyn-based folk duo Heartland Nomads.


The event included:

  • Performances from local artists within the community.
  • Unlimited libations, including Hiro Sake, Tiger Beer, and Bruce Cost Ginger Ale.
  • Light hors d’oeuvres, provided by food sponsor Xi’an Famous Foods.
  • Sneak peek of MOCA’s upcoming exhibition FOLD: Golden Venture Paper Sculptures.

Summer Jam also featured a cash raffle and an exclusive MOCA Shop sale. Proceeds benefit the Museum in delivering its educational mission to 15,000+ students per year.



General Admission

Members: $25 | Non-Members: $30




YouTube musician Nix

Nix, also known by her handle ‘uuuuuuuukewithme’, is a YouTube artist who rose to fame with her ukulele cover of Nicki Minaj’s “Superbass” in early 2012. Raised in both Malaysia and the U.S., the 22-year-old singer attributes her diverse musical interest in pop, folk, and hip-hop tunes to her nomadic history. Nix’s colorful persona is appropriately captured by the sweet and subtle tone of her 4-string instrument and unique ukulele covers. Maintaining a loyal audience of over 240,000 subscribers and 28 million views on YouTube, Nix has headlined shows all over college campuses in the U.S., and in 2017 was highlighted by NBC as one of 26 emerging voices who are redefining what it means to be an AAPI in America. Nix hopes to continue expanding her audience through her journey with music, and further utilize her digital platforms to empower and inspire. Follow Nix on YouTube.


Heartland Nomads

Brooklyn-based folk duo Heartland Nomads

The Heartland Nomads are an American-roots duo based in Brooklyn, consisting of singer-songwriter, Chi Ko, and guitarist, Greg Meyer. The two met in Los Angeles, CA while working at Liberty in North Korea, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing and resettling North Korean refugees. With powerhouse vocals, lyrically-driven songs, and stripped down instrumentation, their music tells compelling stories that speak to the human condition. They are pursuing music independently, performing at venues and nursing homes all across New York City. They have gone on two tours -- one cross-country tour and one Northeast tour with Sofar Sounds. In October 2016, they released their debut EP, Small but Fortunate. They are going on their second cross-country tour with their debut EP in August 2017. Follow Heartland Nomads at their website.



Grace Ming - Composer/Songwriter
Songline (Lavinia Liang + Edric Huang) - Spoken Word Poetry
Angel Yau - Stand-up Comedy
Master Lee - Shamanic Storyteller
Jessica Rowboat - Folk/Acoustic Singer/Songwriter
Joon Chung - Stand-up Comedy


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