Asian Cultural Festival 2017

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Travel the World in a Day at SPIFFS 41st Annual International Folk Fair

From October 29 to November 1, 2015, St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society, Inc. (SPIFFS) and its ethnic member groups will present the 41st Annual International Festival at Vinoy Park on St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, transforming it into a microcosm of the world. In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in...

INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER-Echoes of de Beauvoir-Camus-Woolf-in New Novel from Japanese Author Mizumura

***Winner of the Osaragi Jiro Award, commemorating the most accomplished book in prose, including both fiction and non-fiction*** Minae Mizumura, one of Japan’s most important writers today, is celebrated for her ability to draw from classics like Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby, to create something distinctly her own, and in her new novel INHERITANCE FROM MOTHER (Other Press Hardcover;...

Asian Cultural EXPO showcases the beauty of Asian culture through performances and workshops

Asian Cultural EXPO 2015
The 6th annual Asia Trend Asian Cultural EXPO was held together with the Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival on October 17, 2015 under a glorious sunny day. Four-hour cultural performances feature dragon dance, lion dance, Chinese instruments, martial arts, taiko drumming, yoyo, tai chi, judo and dances of China, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. More than 120 performers...

Art in a Time of Chaos Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries

China Institute Gallery Reopens in Lower Manhattan Presents Inaugural Exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries September 30, 2016 – March 19, 2017 New York City – Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd – 6th Centuries, the inaugural exhibition at China Institute Gallery’s new space at 100 Washington Street...

The Art of Belly Dancing

Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...

Bharatanatyam: Classical Dance Styles of India!

Sweta and Divya Srinivasan - Twin daughters of Kannan Srinivasan and Dr. Anita Ekambaram had their arangetram (Indian Classical Dance Debut) with live Orchestra from India on Aug 14th, 2016 at Lyman High School Auditorium.  Bharatanatyam is an ancient classical dance that originated in Southern India, over two thousand years ago and is a dance that combines aesthetics and...

Tomb Treasures: New Discoveries from China’s Han Dynasty

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco Unearths Stories of Life and the Afterlife in Early China San Francisco, CA — Like the Roman Empire, China’s Han dynasty (206 BC–220 AD) forged one of the most powerful, advanced civilizations of the ancient world, and its elite had it all: unbridled luxury, technical innovations and courtly romance. On Feb. 17, 2017 the...

Festival of Indonesia: Unity in Diversity

The Festival of Indonesia had an excellent turnout. The goal was to spread awareness of the rich cultural diversity of the Indonesian islands and it did just that. The food stalls filled with halls with the Indonesian cuisine’s unique aromas, while the other stalls ranged from clothes and jewelry to art and decorative items. Indonesians from all around the...

The Butterfly Woman

I first came across Masami Koshikawa’s artworks when she was showcasing her final thesis at the UCF Art Gallery as an M.F.A (Master of Fine Art) candidate back in March. It was the opening reception, and the excited crowd piled into the gallery just as the doors opened at 6 p.m. I wandered about the gallery for a while,...

How they build the Asano Taiko?

They are called Taiko which means big drum in Japanese. The time and effort that goes into them is unreal and can take around 5 years. One that they are working on was carved from a tree that was over 700 years old and the completed drum will weigh around 2000 lbs. Pretty awesome!!! How they build their Taikos. It's...
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