Dana Leong Interviewed by South Korea Maeil Business Newspaper on Cultural Diversity

Dana Leong

Dana Leong, Grammy Awards Winner, is featured in South Korea’s Maeil Business Newspaper.

Here are some highlights:

“We need a major positive shift of both mindsets and in actions in the world to drive overall sentiments and results into a better place.”
~ Dana Leong

“If we realize that our lives can be rich and happy because different cultures are merged like this, different from me is no longer the beginning of anxiety, fear, and discrimination. Conversely, being “different” is the beginning of pleasure.”
~ Dana Leong

Such appreciation of diversity has inspired his own style that offers novelty regardless of genre by combining different sounds in his own music. He directly plays various instruments such as piano, cello, trombone, and electronic bass, and combines his own unique sounds to express music that crosses genres such as hip-hop, Latin music, classical jazz, etc. He said, “After the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized that many people have been thinking a lot about what life is like to give value to others.” he said.

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Dana Leong

Dana Leong has been dubbed as the world’s top electric cellist and is known as the world’s top trombone player by members of the world renowned Balkan Beat Box. Dana’s distinctive sound encompasses multiple genres such as jazz, healing music, electronic dance and hip hop.

Being the musical genius that he is, Dana Leong has taught Jazz at Stanford University from the age of 16, won two Grammys in Latin Jazz for his collaboration with Paquito D’rivera, been a guest musical director for Fela on Broadway, has composed themes for international brands such as Hermès, Virgin Galactic,

Porsche and Mont Blanc. He has even collaborated with Kanye West and Sean P. Diddy Combs in Hip-Hop, and with DJ A-Trak and DJ Qbert in EDM;

Dana Leong is also a leading innovator at the intersection of music, technology and wellness. He has performed healing music at the World Economic Forum’s closing ceremonies and is a composer on a ‘musicians against violence’ album produced by Harry Belafonte, serves as a U.S. Musical Ambassador and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

Dana’s speaking topics include: 

  • Creativity
  • Collaboration
  • Clearing Your Channel
  • A New York Minute

Contact us if you would like to have Dana Leong at your next event.