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What does it mean to be a person of Asian or Pacific Island descent living in the United States today? What are the primary strategies for adaptation and change versus sustainability and continuity? These were the questions underlying the 2010 Festival program.
The Asian Pacific American (APA) population of metropolitan Washington, D.C., provided an excellent cross-section of the national APA community. Moreover, its rapid growth made it a good example of the "global/local" and "preservation/transformation" themes that were celebrated at the 2010 Festival. The large number of federal workers and the location of foreign embassies in the nation's capital have brought APAs here from all fifty states and from all Asian countries. While the majority of APAs are foreign-born, those based in D.C. combine both Asian and American influences into many aspects of their lives.
The Festival program brought together people from diverse communities in the Washington, D.C., area to highlight the breadth of traditions practiced by APA cultures. It emphasized the ways in which APAs make connections not only to each other, but also to the broader communities in which they live, work, and play. Through theater, music, dance, and sports performances; demonstrations of language and calligraphy traditions; martial arts, healing arts, and ritual arts; crafts and foodways presentations; and children's activities, Festival visitors could learn about APA identity, history, and culture, discovering shared and integrated traditions.
The Asian Pacific American program was part of a collaborative research and public presentation project between the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program. Partnering with the University of Maryland, local APA communities, and other organizations, the project researched and documented the cultural heritage of Asian Pacific Americans living in and around the capital region. In addition to the Festival program, the Smithsonian preserves collected stories, images, video, and audio clips of traditional APA culture in its archives and on its Web sites.
Phil Tajitsu Nash was Curator and Arlene Reiniger was Program Coordinator.
The program was produced in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Asian Pacific American program. AARP was a Major Donor to the program with additional support from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, Juanita Tamayo Lott in memory of Robert H. Lott, OCA, Pragmatics Inc., and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States.
Gina Inocencio, Terry Liu, Lucy Long, Cliff Murphy, Konrad Ng, Franklin Odo, Mark Puryear, Ang Robinson, Take Toma, Gerald Yamada, Michael Wilpers
Menosh Hashim, Indian American Urdu teacher, Falls Church, Virginia
Hongyi He, Chinese American paper cutter, Astoria, New York
HIRO, Japanese American painter and calligrapher, Alexandria, Virginia
Vu Hoi, Vietnamese American calligrapher, Merrifield, Virginia
Akiko Keene, Japanese American doll maker, Potomac, Maryland
Myoung-Won Kwon, Korean American calligrapher, Silver Spring, Maryland
Mereadani Lomaloma, Fijian American tapa painter, Washington, D.C.
Peni Lomaloma, Fijian American tapa painter, Washington, D.C.
Bertrand Mao, Chinese American calligrapher, Potomac, Maryland
Sushmita Mazumdar, Indian American bookmaker, Arlington, Virginia
Helen Sze McCarthy, Taiwanese American painter, Silver Spring, Maryland
Gankhuyag Natsag, Mongolian American mask maker and calligrapher, Arlington, Virginia
Khin Mg San, Burmese American chinlone master and ball maker
Teresiter Sauler, Fijian American tapa painter, Washington, D.C.
Melissa Mokihana Scalph, Hawaiian lei maker, Alexandria, Virginia
Sala Sucu, Fijian American tapa painter, Washington, D.C.
Sivoni Sucu, Fijian American tapa painter, Washington, D.C.
Sue Tun, Burmese American muralist, Alexandria, Virginia
Paiboon Uthikamporn, Thai American calligrapher, Rockville, Maryland
Debi Velasco, Hawaiian lei maker, Lanham, Maryland
Roohi Ahuja, Sikh
Karuna Baskaran, Bangladeshi American, Sterling, Virginia
Lok Tiwari, Nepalese American, Silver Spring, Maryland
Arnedo "Nedo" Valera, Filipino American, Fairfax, Virginia
Benita Wong, Chinese American, Vienna, Virginia
Aloha Boys (Hawaiian) -- Aloha Boys (Hawaiian)Glen Hirabayashi, McLean, VirginiaIsaac Ho'opi', McLean, VirginiaIrv Queja, McLean, Virginia
American Bando Association (Burmese American) -- American Bando Association (Burmese American)Dara Brown, Bryan Carr, Sidney Grandison, Richard Gray, Fredericka Prevost, Levron Scuchalter, John Tolbert, André Turner, Duvon Winborne
Bhangra and Giddha: Folk Dances of Punjab
Burma American Buddhist Association
Burmese American Dance -- Burmese American DanceKyaw Tha Hla, Myat Yin Chaw
Cambodian American Heritage Inc. -- Cambodian American Heritage Inc.Solei Becker, Paula Chea, Bonavy Chhim, Juliana Dos, Angela Ea, Laura Kun, Marina Kun, Lynna Lam, Alyssa Lim, Davina Lim, Maleena Lim, Samontha Lushinski, Victoria Mam, Diana Ouk, Kristina Ouk, Aleeyha Sophia Prak, Grace Rafferty, Megan Jean Smith, Chhomnimol Murielle Sokhon, Voleak Evelyn Sokhon, Kesarah Touch, Elizabeth Yap, Erica Yap, Katherine Yap, Regina Yap, Stephanie Yap, Darlene You, Vannika Jasmine You
Cambodian Buddhist Society Culture Group -- Cambodian Buddhist Society Culture GroupAnthony, Khalarath Bloesch, Kim Bloesch, Rachna Chhay, Rachny Chhay, Ngek Chum, Sovan Chum, Key Ek, Viphas Heng, Sophy Hoeung, Ra Klay, Elizabeth Korn, Dinita Mani, Masady Mani, Sok Nou, Chanversa Omkar, Chris Omkar, Joanna Pecore, Annong Phann, Dante Phann, Bobbharath Rithipol, Manida Sam, Vathana Say, Suejane Tan, Sunny Tech, Allsya Thao, Victor Thao, Sochietah Ung, Ganbott Voey
Chinatown Community Cultural Center and the Wong People, Washington, D.C. -- Chinatown Community Cultural Center and the Wong People, Washington, D.C.Sifu Raymond Wong, Mei Cao, Sue Lin Li, Damian Ma, Charles Meadows, Michael Peters, Dat Phan, Can-Ye Wong
Chinese Opera (Society for Kunqu Arts)
Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company (Korean American), Washington, D.C.
Dhroopad (Bangladeshi American)
Fiji Vesi Tagitagi Ensemble -- Fiji Vesi Tagitagi EnsembleLitia Lomalagi, Sili Lomalagi, Louise Lomaloma, Sala Sucu, Saula Sucu
Ganga (Bengali American) -- Ganga (Bengali American)Hitabrata Roy, Vienna, VirginiaKrishna RoyBroto Roy, Falls Church, VirginiaNupur LahiriIndrajit Roy ChowdhuryGautam Adhikari
Hakka Association in the Washington Metropolitan Area
Hakka TungFa Chorus of Greater Washington, D.C.
Halau Ho'omau (Hawaiian)
Halau O'Aulani (Hawaiian)
Hawaiian Serenaders and Dancers
Himalayan Music Group from Nepal with Prem Raja Mahat
India International School
Kaur Foundation (Sikh)
Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation
Lao American Break-dancers -- Lao American Break-dancersBinly AKA Lancer, Kennedy Phounsiri, Ranny Sitthideth, Issy Visarayachack
Lao American Women's Association of Greater Washington, D.C. -- Lao American Women's Association of Greater Washington, D.C.Sue Chaison, Reagan Naughton, Sengpheth Sandara, Nicky Tummatip
Lao Heritage Foundation Musicians -- Lao Heritage Foundation MusiciansBriana Chaisone, Bobby Inthavong, Khamsa Sounviengxay, Xai Souphom
Lao Swan Dance Group -- Lao Swan Dance GroupMimi Chanthaphone, Sivilay Phabmixay, Silidavone Phanthavong, Christina Sivanthaphanith
Mongolian School of Greater Washington
Nen Daiko—Ekoji Buddhist Temple (Japanese American) -- Nen Daiko—Ekoji Buddhist Temple (Japanese American)Cordula Dahal, Brant Horio, Maya Horio, Emily Ihara, Lisa Iwahara, Diane Miyasato, Greg Nakamura, Lisa Noguchi, Kevin Shin
Washington Gu-Zheng Ensemble -- Washington Gu-Zheng EnsembleGrace Chu, Alice Kan, Kent Kan, Jane Li, Li Li, Phoebe Liu, Angela Wang
Washington Toho Koto Society -- Washington Toho Koto SocietyZainab Abdul-Rahim, Miya Aoki, Jim Best, Kyle Brady, Wanda Butler Hardie, Colin Khem, Lombar Martinez, Kyoko Okamoto, Keiko O'Rourke, Sachiko Smith, Izumi Tamanaha, Yoshiko Tucker
Wat Thai of Washington, D.C.
TALKSTORY DISCUSSION STAGE -- TALKSTORY DISCUSSION STAGEKiran Ahuja, Keola Akana, Chris Baltazar, Kumar Barve, Ahmad Borhani and family, Hung Bui, Eric Byler, Yoonmee Chang, Nicholas Chen, Wendy Cheng, Laura Chin, Harry Chow, Sandy Hoa Dang, Judith Do, Tammy Duckworth, Kimmie Duong, Ryan Edgar, Eni Faleomavaega, Theo-dric Feng, Cora Foley, Jennie Chin Hansen, Lisa Hasegawa, HIRO, Mazie Hirono, Vu Hoi, Michael Honda, Bel Leong Hong, Terry Hong, Nasima Hosain, Kun-yen Huang, Hoa Tu Huong, Tommy Hwang, Grant Ichikawa, Gina Inocencio, Tim Johnson, Tanya Joshua, Harminder Kaur, Mark Keam, Phyllis Khaing, Jeong H. Kim, Yann King, Harold Koh, Howard Koh, Soohyun Julie Koo, Ford Kuramoto, Chin-fun Kwok, Myoung-Won Kwon, Cherry Kwunyeun, Rosetta Lai, Jenny Lares, Brigitte Le, D. Lee, Susan Lee, Wendy Lim, Michael Lin, Lawrence Liu, Juanita Tamayo Lott, Gerald Maa, Harpal S. Mangat, Bertrand Mao, Gale Awaya McCallum, Lurline McGregor, Norman Mineta, V. Mirandah, Ruby Moy, Myamya Myaing, Hiu Newcomb and family, Long Nguyen, Franklin Odo, Annabel Park, H.K. Park, Alakananda Paul, Dilip Paul, Saswati Paul, Mali Phonpadith, Lili Qi, Shirley Queja, Sonia Reynolds, Anna Rhee, Amy Rider, Miriam Riedmiller, Noriko Sanefuji, Larry Shinagawa, Eric Shinseki, Shiro Shintaku, Sala Sucu, Saula Sucu, Carol Takafuji, Annie Tao, Take Toma, Sandi Tun, Carmelita Tursi, Kris Valderrama, Yeni Wong, Gerald Yamada, Bruce Yamashita, Joanne Yamauchi, Al Yanger, Charlotte Yeh, Joanna Zhao
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 2010 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
The collection, which dates from circa 1930 to 1939 and measures .27 linear feet, is comprised of 6 musical scores and one small Luzianne coffee can. Musical scores include: 1) Minstrel Book; 2) Cotton Club Parade 27th edition; 3) O Death Where is Thy Sting?; 4) The Moon Shines on the Moonshine; 5) Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah; 6) When You Sang Hush-a-bye Baby to Me.
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Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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This accession consists of audio recordings from "Musica de las Americas: Salsa and Latin Jazz," a six-concert series that celebrates the long tradition of exchange
among the music cultures of the Americas. The series was funded by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives and America's Jazz Heritage and was presented by the Smithsonian
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