Evening Concerts: APA Program
An especially enjoyable aspect of planning this festival was getting to see and hear the many talented APA performers in the D.C. area. Yet with so many performers available, there was not enough room to include all of them in the daytime program.
Fortunately, a solution was found that brings APA performers to the Festival stage almost every night from June 24 to 28 and July 1 to 5. In addition, the Millennium Stage, a free performance venue with shows held 365 days a year at D.C.’s Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, has agreed to host several nights of APA programming as well.
Whether you enjoy high energy Bhangra and Giddha (June 24), traditional Filipino American music (June 25), Dana Tai Soon Burgess’s modern dance (July 2), Pacific Islander performances (June 27 and 28), or poetry slams and hip hop (Sulu DC on July 3), there is something for everyone.
For more details, see:Kennedy Center Programs Schedule
2010 Folklife Festival Schedule
Phil Tajitsu Nash is the curator of the Asian Pacific Americans program at the 2010 Folklife Festival.