#PM50: A Celebration 50 Years of the Punjabi Market
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#PM50: A Celebration 50 Years of the Punjabi Market

We have some exciting announcements to pass along! This year marks the exciting 50th anniversary of the oldest Punjabi Market in North America – and last year, City Council passed a unanimous motion declaring May 31, 2020 as the celebration date.  To honour this significant anniversary, City Hall will be illuminated in orange tonight, and a webpage to mark the 50th … Continue reading

2 Virtual Events with the VPL
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2 Virtual Events with the VPL

The Vancouver Public library is offering two virtual events this week as part of their special Asian Heritage Month programming. First up: From Du Fu to Bai Juyi: Scholars’ Spirit – 杜甫與白居易:從仗劍天涯到煮酒園林. The An Lushan Rebellion (755-763) changed Ancient Chinese Culture dramatically. Join the VPL for an introduction to the two greatest Chinese poets of that … Continue reading

Viruses Have No Nationality: Images of “Asia” during the Pandemic
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Viruses Have No Nationality: Images of “Asia” during the Pandemic

REPOST FROM: Fuyubi Nakamura, Curator, Asia, Museum of Anthropology, May 20, 2020 LINK TO ORIGINAL POST: https://moa.ubc.ca/2020/05/viruses-have-no-nationality-images-of-asia-during-the-pandemic/ “Be kind, be calm, be safe.” With these words, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s health officer, ends her daily COVID-19 update. Have we all been kind to each other? The COVID-19 virus poses a risk to all of us, but … Continue reading

Now Streaming: Lorita Leung Dance Academy
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Now Streaming: Lorita Leung Dance Academy

The Lorita Leung Dance Academy 梁漱華舞蹈学院 was established in 1970 and is one of North America’s oldest Chinese dance schools. They offer the complete Beijing Dance Academy Chinese Dance Examination Syllabus and repertoire in Chinese Classical, Folk and Ethnic dance. We had planned to present their performance as part of our Recognition Awards Gala this … Continue reading

Now Streaming: Silk and Skins Virtual Concert
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Now Streaming: Silk and Skins Virtual Concert

Uzume Taiko Drum Group and Silk Road Music have a new musical collaboration featuring cross-cultural repertoire, “Silk & Skins” that we are thrilled to present as part of #virtualexplorASIAN! Silk and Skins embodies this year’s explorASIAN Festival theme “Pan-Asian Cultural Connections” which celebrates our diverse multicultural Canadian identity with stronger efforts to increase cross-cultural integration. … Continue reading

Son of James releases collaborative anti-racism song to eliminate hate for Asians
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Son of James releases collaborative anti-racism song to eliminate hate for Asians

In response to the rise of acts of racism against Asian communities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local musician Son of James has written and recorded a song called “I Found It All Inside,” featuring musicians from all across the Lower Mainland. The song, which has been pieced together from contributions recorded while the musicians practised … Continue reading