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.
In this video, Filipino American band the Tone Lockers performed the Cranberries 1994 protest song Zombie.
After the opening announcements, the Kwan Family performed the 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 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. Photos and videos of the Hula dances
Valerie Arletta Gage performed a Sundanese Dance of Indonesia.
Valerie Arletta Gage VIDEO
The diverse acts continued with a Samba performance.
Irene Zawadiwsky performed on the Ukrainian bandura which has 55 strings that are plucked.
Main 2013 Cleveland Asian Festival Page
Entertainment at the Cleveland Asian Festival (this page)
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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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