An Interview with Sujit Vaidya
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An Interview with Sujit Vaidya

Sujit Vaidya is an independent Bharatanatyam artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia whom you may recognize from this year’s festival poster. As an interpreter, he has performed extensively in Canada, US, Europe and India. He has many solo margam presentations (traditional Bharatanatyam repertoire) to his credit and has performed in duet and group productions with … Continue reading

A Letter From Our President: The End of Asian Heritage Month 2020
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A Letter From Our President: The End of Asian Heritage Month 2020

The month of May marks Asian Heritage Month in Canada, and as it comes to an end, I reflect on how different explorASIAN Festival celebration was this year with most of its signature events, tours, film screenings, and gatherings being cancelled or postponed.  In past years, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society, its partners and … Continue reading

Virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony – June 19
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Virtual Recognition Awards Ceremony – June 19

Following the conclusion of our first ever Virtual explorASIAN festival, the Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society (VAHMS) is pleased to announce our annual Recognition Awards Ceremony will also be going virtual. Since its foundation in 1996, VAHMS has been dedicated to recognizing Asian-Canadian participation as an integral part of Canadian society by promoting understanding and … Continue reading

#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