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Hear Alito – from Takayama, Japan

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, International, Japan, Music, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Alito, Women’s Chorale from Takayama, Japan The Denver-Takayama Sister Cities Project is hosting a concert by Alito, a women’s choir from Takayama, Japan. The group will sing traditional and contemporary Japanese and western songs during the cultural exchange performance. Friday, August 11th, 4:30 PM Simpson United Methodist Church 6001 Wolff St., Arvada A free concert of traditional Japanese songs. Download the announcement for more information. Questions? Kaitlyn Lyle, (303) 923-6865 Saturday, August 12th, 5:00-6:30 PM First Baptist Church 1373 Grant St., Denver $20, DSCI members / $25 non-members The concert will be followed by a reception. See a YouTube video of the choir here. Learn more and purchase tickets here. Download the announcement here....

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Fiji The Artist in Concert

Posted on Jul 31, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Arts & Culture, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

Fiji, The Artist, with Drew Deezy, at the Summit Music Hall, 1902 Blake St., Denver, CO  80202 – a concert for ages 16+ on August 5th, starts at 7PM.  Obtain a discount on ticket sales at this link, using this password:  AAPCP — https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1511049. Fiji is one of the biggest Polynesian artists of our time. His golden voice and musical blends have launched him on the world stage as a pioneer of the Pacific Island Sound.  A fusion of classic reggae, Hip-Hop, R & B and Jazz set Fiji apart as a performer.  His unique style defies the idea of categorizing artists into a single genre of music, giving Fiji widespread appeal and capturing his array of musical influences.  For those that love Hawaiian-style Hip Hop, Fiji offers established fans his recognizable energy and remarkable personality.  Newcomers to his music embrace his smooth voice and exotic sound.  Fiji has successfully captured the beauty and allure of the island life through his...

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Hula Workshop June 3

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Dance, Music, Pacific Islands | 0 comments

Keaka O Kalani of Boulder and NoCoHula Studio of Fort Collins Is very proud to present another special  Hula Workshop with Josh Kamuelaonapuaokupanihi Chang  Saturday, June 3, 2017   Location:  Community Dance Collective 2020-½  21st St., Boulder, CO  80302 Click here for directions   Pre-Pay Cost: Single Sessions: $30, Both Sessions: $50 Session One: 1:30 – 3:00 PM – Hula Auana Session Two: 3:30 – 5:00 PM – Hula Kahiko   Pre-registration for this workshop is required. Information and to register… Questions?  (303) 960-7521...

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#CDFilm2017 – June 2-4

Posted on Jun 2, 2017 in #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Film | 0 comments

The 2nd Colorado Dragon Film Festival is here! Opening night is tonight (follow this link for tickets)! #CDFilm2017 kicks off with a VIP Opening Night on Friday, June 2nd, at the Denver Art Museum Special thanks to the Denver Art Museum’s Asian Art Association for their support and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office of Denver for their sponsorship. Tickets for opening night include: drinks, h’orderves, the film, and a meet and greet with the director! The festival continues throughout the weekend on June 3rd and 4th at the King’s Center on Auraria Campus with a lineup of exciting films that follow the theme, “Intertwining Lives” – connecting different cultures, sharing experiences, and knitting together stories. The films on display run the gamut from murder mysteries to coming of age, historical intrigue to contemporary political protest, and romances that cross cultural boundaries – there’s something for everyone!   Ticket sales and film schedules:...

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Nat’l Rice Ball Day and the Rice King

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Film, Food, Japan | 0 comments

It’s National Rice Ball Day — that’s right! From Foodimentary.com * The rice balls preserve very well, and can even be used to preserve meats or other foods within its airtight seal. * Rice balls date back at least as far as the 11th Century and is traditionally Japanese.… * Another word for the rice ball is “Onigiri”, a word commonly misused to refer to sushi. Onigiri means ‘to hold on to’. * Popular onigiri fillings include tuna salad, salmon flakes, seafood salad, konbu (a type of sea vegatable), umeboshi (a sour bright-red pickled Japanese plum) and tempura. Speaking of Nat’l Rice Ball Day, consider the Story of the Rice King TONIGHT: Seeds: The Story of the Rice King and his Kin Rescheduled film screening: Wed., April 19th, 6:30 PM | Film at 7:00 PM (92 min.) Phipps Theater in the Denver Museum of Nature & Science | 2001 Colorado Blvd. | Denver 80205 Enter from the east entrance (facing Colorado Blvd) Members of the JAAC and JARCC will be on hand to direct you. FREE | RSVP to marynish@comcast.net or (303) 433-1638 with number of persons attending only. In the San Joaquin Valley in Central California, there is the oldest family-owned and operated rice farm, called the “Koda Farms.” The founder of the Koda Farms is originally from Iwaki city, Fukushima, Japan, born in 1882. His name is Keisaburo Koda, who was widely known amongst Japanese Americans as the “Rice King”. His ‘throne’ has been carried on by his grandchildren, Ross and Robin. This documentary is about perseverance, persistence, and passion of the Koda Farms since the 1920s, through various hardships, including...

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Community Responds to Rep Covarrubias

Posted on Mar 24, 2017 in #coloradoasian, Leaders | 0 comments

During the March 22, 2017 Colorado House debate regarding House Bill 17-1230, Rep. Covarrubias made hurtful comments that seemed to ignore decades of work intended to ensure that the consequences of Japanese internment and the “…race prejudice, war hysteria, and failure of leadership” would not be repeated in the future. Here is the response from the JACL and a dozen other organizations to Representative Covarrubias’ hurtful comments: Click here… Here is a sampling of some of the recent media coverage of this story: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/state-representative-starts-internment-camp-controversy https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/03/23/no-time-to-ask-questions-colorado-lawmaker-appears-to-defend-use-of-wwii-japanese-internment-camps/?utm_term=.0aca2c83f0f0 http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/lawmakers-respond-after-state-rep-appears-defend-internment-n737836 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/colorado-phil-covarrubias-defends-japanese-american-camps_us_58d30379e4b0f838c62f5793 Thank you, Harry Budisidharta, former President of the Mile High JACL, Deputy Director of the Asian Pacific Development Center and Steering Committee Member of the Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership, for your quick and effective response.  Rep. Covarrubias told Harry that he is willing to meet with Japanese American and AAPI community leaders to learn more about the history of...

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