explorASIAN Festival Blog

Thursday, May 29, 2008

NEW: explorASIAN FRIENDS & FAMILY Day - May 31 - 11am to 5pm

explorASIAN will be presenting a free fun filled day of performances, arts and crafts, and more at the Vancouver Museum.


Vancouver Museum, 1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)
Saturday - May 31, 2008
11am to 5pm
FREE Event | FREE Parking

Featuring performances by:

12:30 pm & 3:00 pm - Award Winning Elvis Impersonators: Aaron Wong & Adam Leyk
1:10 pm - Master Wilson Wu (kungfu demo)
1:30 pm - International Champions of Magic Rod Chow & Company
3:30 pm - Kam To Tai Chi Chuan Association (tai chi demo)
4:00 pm - Vandna Sidher Bharata Natyam Classical Indian Dance
4:30 pm - Kathara Dance Theatre

11 am to 2 pm - DJ Trevor Chan
2 pm to 5 pm - DJ MissBliss

Children's Activities:
- Asian Canadian History Scavenger Hunt
- Mehndi painting by Pauline Basi
- Caricatures by Geoff Wong
- Free surprizes

Participating Organizations:
- Lang’s Mongolian Acupuncture
- Powell Street Festival Society
- Taiwanese Canadian Cultural Society
- UBC Department of Asian Studies (KUNGQU)
- C3 Korean Canadian Society
- Scripting Aloud
- Dr. Lyla May Yip Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Master Wilson Wu Kungfu Ocean Academy
- 411 Seniors Centre Society
- Kam To Tai Chi Chuan Association
- Raymond Chow, Artist
- Canadian International Dragon Boat Society

Click here for more details about explorASIAN's FRIENDS & FAMILY DAY

*PLEASE NOTE: There is a typo error on the printed version of the Family Day poster. The time should read 11am instead of 11pm.

NEW: explorASIAN 2008 Closing Celebration: DHARMAKASA Concert & CD Launch - May 31 - 8pm

Presented by explorASIAN

H.R. MacMillan Space Centre Auditorium
1100 Chestnut Street (Vanier Park)

FREE parking

Ticket info:
$10.00 / person
General seating

Please contact Diana Stewart-Imbert at to purchase tickets in advance. Telephone 604.253.6292

Tickets also available at the door

Dharmakasa is a collaboration of four Vancouver-based musicians who perform on a variety of very unique instruments, from the ancient to the recently invented. At the heart of this innovative group are Alcvin Ramos, recognized shihan (master) of the shakuhachi flute and Andrew Kim, inventor of unique hybrid instruments. Both are of Asian descent. They are joined by Juno award nominee, Cameron Hood, on electric bass and Steve (Shambunata) Daniluk on drums.

These experienced artists have come together to create a sound that ranges from fiery shamanic dance music to meditative soundscapes and that fuses bold modern elements with the musical traditions of Japan, India, Africa, and Australia.

Dharmakasa has performed to great success at numerous festivals and events including opening for Anouska Shankar at Vancouver’s Chan Centre and for the Yoshida Brothers in both Vancouver & Victoria this May. Dharmakasa has been featured on CBC Radio and Television.