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2013 Cleveland Asian Festival
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Entertainment
May 18-19, 2013

A broad spectrum of acts representing many Asian , and non-Asian, cultures performed on two stages at the 2013 Cleveland Asian Festival.

Saturday morning began with a performance from Tone Lockers, representing the Philippines, on one stage and Cleveland Contemporary Chinese Culture Association (CCCCA) on the other.

Even sound checks are fun at the Cleveland Asian Festival as in this video of dancing with the Panda during a sound check for the Tone Lockers.



Filipino American band the Tone Lockers with Panda


In this video, Filipino American band the Tone Lockers performed the Cranberries 1994 protest song Zombie.

Filipino American band the Tone Lockers



Filipino American band the Tone Lockers


CCCCA Dancers

CCCCA Dancers



CCCCA Dancers

CCCCA Dancers


After the opening announcements, the Kwan Family performed the Lion Dance.

Kwan Family Lion Dance


Lion Dance photos, videos and an interview with Lynn Lai and George Kwan


Another very popular performance was traditional Hmong dances. Paj Tawg Tshiab (which directly translates to "blooming flower" in Hmong) is a traditional dance group focused on preserving the performing arts of the Hmong people. Paj Tawg Tshiab is based in Akron, Ohio.

The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand. Hmong are also one of the sub-groups of the Miao ethnicity in southern China.

Paj Tawg Tshiab dancers


Paj Tawg Tshiab photos, videos and an interview with Lynn Lai

The traditional Hula dances from the Polynesian and Hawaiian Islands performed by Polynesian Hula Fusion were also crowd pleasers.

Hula dances from the Polynesian and Hawaiian Islands peformed by Polynesian Hula Fusion


Photos and videos of the Hula dances

Valerie Arletta Gage performed a Sundanese Dance of Indonesia.

Valerie Arletta Gage performed an Indonesian dance at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Valerie Arletta Gage



Valerie Arletta Gage performed an Indonesian dance at the Cleveland Asian Festival



Valerie Arletta Gage performed an Indonesian dance at the Cleveland Asian Festival


The diverse acts continued with a Samba performance.

Samba performance



Samba performance


Irene Zawadiwsky performed on the Ukrainian bandura which has 55 strings that are plucked.

Irene Zawadiwsky





Main 2013 Cleveland Asian Festival Page

Entertainment at the Cleveland Asian Festival (this page)

Page 2 of Entertainment at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Cheesa at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Fashion Show at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Faces in the Crowd at the Cleveland Asian Festival


Lion Dance at the Cleveland Asian Festival

Paj Tawg Tshiab Hmong Dances

Polynesian Hula Fusion

Kalyani Veturi Kuchipudi Dance


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