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  • Day Eight: APA Highlights

    Immigrants as Innovators is today's theme, and indeed we will be having everything from traditional Malaysian music to Lao break-dancing. Families can play the Chinese go game, learn Lao calligraphy, and join Sue Tun and the Burmese American community at the Family Activities tent.

    New Year's dishes and other recipes from Laos, Malaysia, Persia, and Singapore will be on display at the Tea House.

    The Talkstory stage features programs on business practices, support for APA artists, martial arts schools, and human trafficking. Hear stories about the early days in D.C. and how the Sarmientos, a local Filipino American community, grew up here in the D.C. area.

    Thanks to all who have signed our Guest Book wooden sculpture by Prof. Foon Sham of the University of Maryland, which is located next to the Tea House. Tonight is another fabulous concert featuring the hip-hop, spoken word stylings of Sulu D.C. This, like all events, is free and open to the public on the Mall. Join us!

    Phil Tajitsu Nash is the curator of the Asian Pacific Americans program at the 2010 Folklife Festival. 

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