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Filipiniana Gala 2018

Posted on Sep 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Awards, celebrations, Dance, Food, Humanitarian Efforts, Leaders, The Philippines | 0 comments

In celebration of the Filipino History Month, the National Federation of the Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) Region V is holding its Filipiniana 2018 Gala to benefit one of our member organization – MENDING FACES that was founded in 2010 by a passionate, highly experienced group of medical professionals and others to make a life-changing difference for children born with facial deformities. Their mission is to help families with children born with facial deformities like cleft lip, cleft palate, and other deformities restore hope and have a brighter future. Since 2010 they have performed hundreds of life-changing surgeries in the Philippines and Columbia. With previous benefit galas, NaFFAA Region V was able to help fishermen and their families regain their source of livelihood by purchasing fishing boats in Bicol when the area was hit by a typhoon on a Christmas day; Helped rebuild an elementary school and multi-purpose buildings in Ormoc and Tacloban that were destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda; Shipped two 40-foot containers of medical equipment and supplies donated by Project Cure after typhoon Frank devastated the province of Aklan; NaFFAA and its member organizations also funded Gawad Kalinga Colorado Village (35 houses) after a landslide in Cabagan, Isabela, Philippines.  NaFFAA Region V takes enormous pride in all that it and its members have accomplished. Filipiniana 2018, a benefit @ $60/person Saturday, October 13th | 6PM – 11PM DoubleTree Hilton DTC | 7801 E. Orchard Rd., Greenwood Village 80111 There will be silent auctions, door prizes, cultural dances, live band and dancing. Dinner will be accompanied with performances by different cultural dancers. RSVP: ...

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Sakura Square

Posted on Jun 12, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Japan | 0 comments

  Japanese American Resource Center of Colorado 46th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival at Sakura Square Saturday & Sunday, June 23rd – 11AM – 6PM | June 24th – 11AM – 4PM | Free Admission Fans of taiko, teriyaki chicken, sake and Japanese artwork and wares won’t want to miss this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival – “Sakura Matsuri” in Japanese.  The Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates Japanese heritage and culture through live entertainment, food and drink, a marketplace and informative exhibits and demonstrations. If you have questions about any of the activities, please email:...

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Nominate an Honorary Chair for the 2018 CDBF

Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Community Service, Leaders | 0 comments

You are invited to nominate an important individual in the community to be the 2018 Honorary Chair of the July Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. We strive to truly educate the general public on the amazing contributions from the APA communities and the amazing individuals that make them up. Please share this information with anyone else you think would want the opportunity to nominate a worthy member within the Asian Pacific American communities: Information: http://www.cdbf.org/about/honorary-chair Nomination form: Honorary Chair Nominations Deadline: May...

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Mask Dances of Bali, Indonesia

Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Indonesia, Music | 0 comments

Fabled kings, heroes and myths come to life! Gamelan Tunas Mekar under the direction of I Made Lasmawan, Artist-In-Residence presents “Sketches of Bali in Music and Dance” with special guest I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda Friday, May 11th | 7:30 PM Denver School of the Arts | 7111 Montview Blvd. | Denver 80220 Tickets at the door:  $15/general admission | $10/students, seniors, children 12 and under To purchase tickets in advance, click here. www.tunasmekar.org  | Questions? (720) 504-3655 Combining the power of ancient dance forms with the exotic sounds of the Balinese gamelan, Tunas Mekar will perform a variety of instrumental and dance pieces including the Colorado premiere of Belibis, a stunning contemporary dance depicting an Indonesian grouse, with professional Balinese dancer Ni Ketut Marni. Also on the program is a new arrangement of Pak Lasmawan’s piece Tirta Bhuana, the popular Condong Legong dance, and Sekar Gendot, a composition for the courtly instrumental “love gamelan.” The second half of the concert will feature guest Balinese dancer I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda performing numerous Topeng (mask) dances. Topeng features an ornately costumed, mask-wearing performer who interprets traditional narratives including Bondres (Common Man), Dalem (King), Tua (Old Man), Penasar (Narrator) and Keras (Prime Minister) culminating with Joged (Social Dance). Both humorous and exquisitely enacted, Topeng invites the audience to play an interactive part in this traditional Balinese...

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TEA Theatre’s “Coping With America” Ends Apr 1

Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in #auroraasian, APA, China, Theatre | 0 comments

Ends Sunday, April 1st: An excellent production of three one-act plays! http://www.teatheatre.org Also sponsored by: Colorado Creatives and The Chinook Foundation.       ...

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Diwali Celebration

Posted on Oct 20, 2017 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, celebrations | 0 comments

Congressman Coffman was honored to have been invited by Partnership Ex-Officio Member Sudhir Verma and friends to celebrate Diwali at the Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of the Rockies.  The photo shows Sudhir (the tallest one in the top photo) to the right of Congressman...

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