Small Size, Big Voice

by Chris Roberts, Minnesota Public Radio
December 14, 2007

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Mayda Miller is a St. Paul pop rocker with a new cd, "Stereotype." (Photo courtesy of Michael Bland, Sonic Matrimony)

If you’re a songwriter, being a Korean adoptee, a woman and only four-feet-ten inches tall gives you a lot to talk about. St. Paul musician Mayda’s big sound belies her diminutive size.

St. Paul, Minn. — In a crowd, it’s easy to overlook Mayda. But on stage, it is hard not to notice her. "Just look at me," she says. "There’s not a whole lotta Korean artists out there playing and writing their own material. And I’m teeny."

Listen to the podcast and read the rest of the transcript here.

Mayda’s myspace page here.


Author: JaeRan

Assistant professor at UW Tacoma, writer, and researcher.

2 thoughts

  1. “She thinks Korean adoptees tend to be typecast as American culture-obsessed, submissive and studious.
    “When people look at me they think ‘oh, she probably plays violin, classical piano or whatever,’ and I don’t,” she says. ”
    Is that so? An interesting perception. I am far from American culture-obsessed and submissive. I do play violin and piano, though. 😉
    It’s always interesting and ironic when KAD’s stereotype themselves.

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