Multi Voices One Heart: May 22 & 23
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Multi Voices One Heart: May 22 & 23

Last year due to COVID restrictions the annual trans-Pacific Cantonese opera project — Multi Voices Once Heart (MVOH 萬千聲音眾志一心) — went virtual and viral. Over two days during Asian Heritage Month, that marathon concert was live-streamed from a studio, reaching over 200,000 viewers globally! Encouraged by the response from fans around the world, an even … Continue reading

Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy
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Unity in Diversity: Alireza Ahmadian’s Legacy

Alireza Ahmadian was an Iranian-Canadian socio-political activist, journalist, researcher and opinion leader working in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A close friend of VAHMS, Alireza organized events and discussions around the issues of democracy, immigration, anti-racism and empowerment for immigrant communities. Alireza’s dream was for all humans with diverse beliefs and interests to converse respectfully and … Continue reading

Firehorse and Shadow: An Interactive Web Performance
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Firehorse and Shadow: An Interactive Web Performance

With Firehorse and Shadow contemporary dance artist Andrea Nann traces her matrilineal heritage in a new experiential interactive web performance that illuminates a collection of bold and inspiring experiences lived and felt by four generations of Chinese Canadian women growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Against the backdrop of gender inequality and anti-Chinese racism, Firehorse and Shadow combines elements of contemporary dance, shadow … Continue reading

Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians on May 12
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Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians on May 12

Critical Conversations for Asian Canadians in the Arts, Culture, and Heritage was developed by various working groups across the country during the 2nd Asian Heritage National Symposium in September 2020. The purpose of these conversations is to create an equitable, grassroots space for Asian-Canadians to share their thoughts and feelings on current critical issues such … Continue reading

Canadian Filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari’s feature film Corona
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Canadian Filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari’s feature film Corona

Corona has been released on all major platforms worldwide At a time when the Coronavirus was starting to make headlines, fast thinking Canadian filmmaker Mostafa Keshvari was in an elevator reading the headlines when he conceived, then wrote and shot the first acclaimed feature film to address the Coronavirus pandemic and Xenophobia that comes with … Continue reading