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2010 Festival Blog - Asian Pacific Americans

APA Day 9 Highlights


“War and Peace” is the theme of today’s Asian Pacific American programming. Come and see martial arts demonstrations with rootsRead More

July 4, 2010   2 Comments

Warrior for Peace, APA Program July 4 Highlights


Today is the Fourth of July, a day when our nation celebrates the Declaration of Independence from England that ThomasRead More

July 4, 2010   No Comments

APA Day 8 Highlights


Immigrants as Innovators is today’s theme, and indeed we will be having everything from traditional Malaysian music to Lao break-dancing.Read More

July 3, 2010   No Comments

Dr. Catherine Yi-yu Cho Woo Featured at Closing Event


The 44th annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival will close on July 5th after ten days of activities on the National MallRead More

July 2, 2010   No Comments

To Which Culture Do Adoptees Relate?


Rebecca Andina was born in Korea in the 1970s and adopted by an American family. Here she discusses with herRead More

July 1, 2010   No Comments

APA Day 5 Highlights


There is so much talent in the local Pacific Islander American community that we could not limit it to oneRead More

June 28, 2010   No Comments

APA Day 4 Recap


At one point on June 27 we had music coming from three stages of the APA program at the 2010Read More

June 27, 2010   No Comments

APA Day 4 Highlights


Cooking traditions of Americans of Cambodian, Indian, Nepalese, and Thai backgrounds will fill the air with delicious aromas at theRead More

June 27, 2010   No Comments

Chinlone at the Olympics? Burmese Caneball


At yesterday’s APA Program area, visitors got a chance to play chinlone, the Burmese cane-ball team sport. The ball isRead More

June 27, 2010   2 Comments

APA Day 3 Recap


The Festival’s Participant Coordinator, Sandi Tun, is also a highly regarded leader in the Burmese American cultural community. Thanks toRead More

June 26, 2010   1 Comment