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2010 Festival Blog - Asian Pacific Americans

Remembering Senator Daniel K. Inouye


As members of the public pay their last respects to Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the Center for Folklife and CulturalRead More

December 20, 2012   3 Comments

Asian Pacific American Program Introduction


Introduction and comments from the curator, Phil Tajitsu Nash. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Franklin Fung Chow, Chinese Cooking Techniques


Franklin Fung Chow explains how his family heritage has influenced his cooking and catering career. 

September 1, 2010   2 Comments

Hiu Newcomb, Chinese American Organic Farmer


Hiu Newcomb discusses her family’s origins in the United States and her start as an organic farmer in Virginia. 

September 1, 2010   1 Comment

Kiran Ahuja on Minority Representation in Government


Presentation by Kiran Ahuja, the Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Fiji Vesi Tagitagi Music Ensemble


Two high ranking officials of the Republic of the Fiji Islands’ Embassy in Washington, D.C. perform as the ensemble, FijiRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Veiyasana Dance Troupe, Republic of the Fiji Islands


The Veiyasana Dance Troupe entertained audiences at the Festival with traditional dances from the Fiji Islands. 

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Nen Daiko, Taiko Drum Ensemble


Taiko drums are large traditional Japanese drums. Nen Daiko, a taiko drum ensemble based in Fairfax, Virginia, performs an interpretationRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments

Washington Toho Koto Society


The Washington Toho Koto Society, a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, promotes the understanding and appreciation of Japanese kotoRead More

September 1, 2010   1 Comment

Bhangra/Giddha Dance, Sikh and Punjabi American Dancers


Punjabi Americans and Sikhs performing Bhangra/Giddha dance which was part of presentations by Guru Gobind Singh Foundation to create awarenessRead More

September 1, 2010   No Comments