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2010 Festival Video - Asian Pacific Americans

Rebecca Andina, Korean American Adoptee

Rebecca Andina was born in Korea in the seventies and adopted by an American family. She discusses growing up AsianRead More


Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble, Chinese Zither

The Alice Gu-Zheng Ensemble, a nonprofit organization, performs with the gu-zheng (Chinese zither). 


Performances by Mongolian and Republic of Fiji Islands Participants

Mongolian Americans demonstrated aspects of the traditional three-day Naadam Festival during the 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival. The celebration includes competitionsRead More


Korean Calligraphy, Bhangra/Ghiddha Dance, and Koto Music

Kwon Myoung-Won is a Korean American calligrapher. Kwon demonstrated his skills by creating a 150-foot-long scroll.