Yowei Shaw

Yowei Shaw

Yowei Shaw is an independent audio producer, youth radio educator, and second-generation Chinese-American. She has reported for Studio 360, NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, WXPN, and Philadelphia City Paper. She has produced half-hour radio documentaries on flash mobs and local political activism, and is the creator of Philly Street Level, a WXPN series of sound portraits featuring local residents. In 2011, she founded Philly Youth Radio, a project that provides young people of color with the tools and training to create their own radio stories.

Projects
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Really Good Elevator Music, 2013

Really Good Elevator Music is a mobile audio installation that features the sounds and stories of people waiting in the neighborhood of Chinatown North. Six local artists with a connection to this community were invited to create tracks for a Really Good Elevator Music playlist, which was played on loop for several weeks in the Wolf Building elevator, and also played in the elevator of Asian Arts Initiative. A listening party was held at Asian Arts Initiative on March 14th, 2014 where Yowei Shaw discussed some of the motivations of the project, held a Q&A panel with the musicians, and debuted a documentary of the project.