ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH CONCERT AND ARTS SHOWCASE

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Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

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Tuesday, May 22, 20187:00PM - 9:00PMInnis Town Hall
2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1J5
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ASIAN HERITAGE MONTH FESTIVAL 2018
PRESENTED BY CANADIAN FOUNDATION FOR ASIAN CULTURE (CENTRAL ONTARIO) INC.

Unity in Diversity: Fusion of Communities in Canada
Asian Heritage Month Concert and Arts Showcase

MASTER OF CEREMONY: Vania Chan

OPENING ADDRESS: Mr. Justin Poy, Honorary Patron, Asian Heritage Month‐‐CFACI

“GOLDEN FISH FROM THE MONKIEST KING” BY ALICE PING YEE HO
Vania Chan, soprano| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| text by Marjorie Chan
Alice Ping Yee Ho’s New Opera with Canadian Children’s Opera THE MONKIEST KING will open on May 26th.
We are honoured to have a beautiful preview of this new opera.

“JOURNEY TO THE WEST”
Chi‐Ping Dance Group | Dancers of Chinese Collective Arts Association

The Chinese Legend Dance Drama “Journey to the West” depicts the Monk “Tang Sanzang” with his disciples: Monkey King, Pigsy and Sand travel through disasters, fight demons and overcome obstacles during their journey to the West. Finally, they are able to obtain the Buddist Scriptures.
Four parts of this short dance drama:

1. Flower Valley – baby monkeys and monkey King
2. Pigsy and Sand followed Tang as disciples to travel to the West.
3. Fight demons – In Spider Cave
4. Finale

CANASIAN FUSION—Theme Song of the Virtual Museum of Asian Canadian cultural Heritage (VMACCH) BY DAVID KEANE
Photographs by Tam Kam Chiu and Stephen Siu| Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar

SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM THE CANADA 150 PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS
Slideshow prepared by Philip Chan and Linda Lai.

“from line” by Daryl Jamieson
Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano
Chan Ka Nin, guitar

“PAST AND PRESENT” by Chan Ka Nin
Mushtari Afroz, dancer| Aba Amuquandoh, theatre actor| Vania Chan, soprano| Stephen Tam, flute| Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp| Alice Ho, piano| Chan Ka Nin, guitar| text by Mark Brownell.

TEN TEN DUO (Japanese music)
Kiyoshi Nagata, taiko | Aki Takahashi, shamisen, vocal

SHOWCASE OF WORKS FROM STORYTELLING AND FILM WORKSHOPS
Video “Halloween PSA” by “Samantha’s Group”
Poem by Erma Pandeling
“Haru no Umi” by Michio Miyagi, arranged by Josef Molnar
Teresa Suen-Campbell, harp | Stephen Tam, flute
Facilitators | Lien Chao, Arlene Chan

“”Emerged: যখন বসন্ত এলো”–A KATHAK BANDI Celebration of Spring” by Mushtari Afroz
CONCEPT, CHOREOGRAPHY & DANCE
Mushtari Afroz
MUSIC
Hindustani Vocal – Shirshendu Mukherjee
Tabla – Ahilan Kathirgamathamby
GRAPHIC DESIGN
Swathika Anandan
AUDIO/VIDEO
Dewan Karim & John Martin

RECEPTION FOLLOWS (sponsored by Mr. Justin Poy)

Tuesday May 22, 2018, 7 pm (Please be seated by 6.45 pm)

Innis College Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Avenue
Map at http://townhall.innis.utoronto.ca/contact/ (St. George Stn)

Co-organizers
Asian Heritage Month—Canadian Foundation for Asian Culture (Central Ontario) Inc.; Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University; Richard Charles Lee Canada Hong Kong Library, Social Services Network; York Centre for Asian Research, York University; Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
Asian Heritage Month Festival is partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Acknowledgements
Mr. Justin Poy for sponsoring the Reception
Steinway Piano sponsored by Steinway Piano Gallery, Toronto

FREE ADMISSION

Contact

Mayumi Yamaguchi
416-946-8996

Co-Sponsors

Asian Institute


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