2013 Cleveland Asian Festival
AsiaTown Entertainment - Page 2 May 18-19, 2013
Alanna Schultz, Director and Choreographer of Troupe Shabaana, performed a blend of Egyptian, Turkish, and tribal fusion style Belly Dance.
There were many Martial Arts demonstrations at the Festival.
Sam Nieves runs Yes I CAN! Karate for inner-city and at risk children. In this video he explains how martial arts can be used to bolster self-esteem and self-confidence. Young people learn they can be successful in whatever they wish to do. Martial Arts instills in individuals the knowledge that negative activities and situations can be avoided and overcome.
This video is an introduction of the girls from Yes I CAN Karate in Cleveland who are building self-esteem and confidence through the Martial Arts.
Chris from Mame Daiko, a traditional Japanese taiko drum ensemble sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), talked about Taiko drumming at the 4th annual Cleveland Asian Festival. After their performance they let people bang the drums.
The performances by the Mame Daiko taiko drummers were very well received by the audience.
Yin Tang and students from the Ariel International Music Academy performed a traditional Chinese sword dance at the Cleveland Asian Festival. The dance is classical and ancient and from a time when the war stopped so people celebrated with dance using the swords that had been used as a weapon before.
Students of Kalyani Veturi performed classical Indian dancesfeatured the footwork and hand gestures of the Kuchipudi style of dance from South India.