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AANHPI Heritage Festival & Market

May 11 @ 1:00 pm 5:00 pm MST

by Carolyn Classen, blogger

Free festival to celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month. Some are now calling it Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage month, which is a mouthful…but anyway, come taste the delicious Asian food at this festival and watch the diverse dance performances.

Carolyn’s note: As a Japanese American born/raised in Hawaii, I hope to attend, as our Southern AZ Japanese Cultural Coalition volunteers will be teaching origami and hanafuda card game. Suzuyuki kai Japanese traditional dancers will perform at 3 p.m., with taiko drumming at 4:05 p.m. See full schedule below for other Chinese, Korean, Asian Indian, Filipino and Hawaiian performances.

Program Schedule:

1:00 PM Chinese Lion Dance

1:15 PM Welcome Speech + Tucson Chinese Dance

1:20 PM Sound of Thunder Korean Drum and Dance

1:35 PM Intermission

2:00 PM Indian Society of Southern Arizona

2:15 PM Siva Maia Polynesian Dancers

2:40 PM Intermission

3:00 PM Traditional Japanese Dance

3:15 PM The Philippine Mabuhay Cultural Foundation of Tucson

3:40 PM Intermission

4:00 PM Tucson Sino Dance

4:05 PM Japanese Drums

4:20 PM Halau Hula O Ualani (Hawaiian Dance)

4:40 PM Closing


tucson Chinese Cultural Center

Tucson Mall

4500 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, Arizona 85705
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