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2010 Festival Video

Asian Pacific American Program Introduction

Introduction and comments from the curator, Phil Tajitsu Nash. 


Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz, A Cappella Singers

Los Cardencheros de Sapioriz from the Comarca Lagunera region of Mexico perform their song “Hasta pronto mis queridos amigos” (FarewellRead More


Corn Husk Crafts

Amalia Salas, healer and artisan, imparts her wisdom on ritual cleansing and healthy living, and shares her intricate corn huskRead More


Hamac Caziim, Mexican-Comcáac Rock Band

The Mexican rock band Hamac Caziim performs in their tribe’s native language in order to engage younger generations while keepingRead More


Franklin Fung Chow, Chinese Cooking Techniques

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


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. 


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. 


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


Veiyasana Dance Troupe, Republic of the Fiji Islands

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


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