The Peace Mural Foundation
Nearly 20 years in the making, Huong’s Peace Mural is the culmination of 30 years of searing memories that brings history to life and depicts the universal pain of war and hope for peace. In its entirety, the Peace Mural is over 800 feet in length and 8 feet tall, comprised of nearly 2000 paintings. The exhibition often includes a number of free-standing pieces from Huong’s private war/peace collection.
Wa Daiko is the name that is given to the traditional art form of taiko drumming from the country of Japan. "Wa" stands for "Japanese" and "Daiko" means "drum(s)" ; so "Wa Daiko" means "Japanese drum(s)" and it is considered as a martial art form that has started about 2600 years ago when Japan was colonized by Korea and today it is practiced and admired in many different countries from all over the world. That is what Fushu Daiko does for more than 20 years now.
Thai Classical & Folk Dance
This year we’ll have food from Bangladesh, China, India, Iran, Japan, Korea, Laos, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.
Global Kids Village
Program book page 13
The day is planned with a lot of activities at the Global Kids Village: puppet show, shadow show, tiles painting (that the children can keep), Persian dance class, and Arabic belly dance class, illustrated stories, drum circle, noise making (parents favorite activity), spellbinding story telling, painting contest, Daf drum playing. Also: get your passport, paint, get your visa and win prizes! By: Reza, Azita, Fereydoun, Melinda y Roshana. Please check the schedule for more information.
Japanese Ikebana Class
Coral Rock Auditorium
What is Ikebana? Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arrangement. It is more than simply putting flowers in a container. It is a disciplined art form in which nature and humanity are brought together. It is steeped in the philosophy of developing closeness with nature. Miami Chapter 131 was founded by the late Marie Summers in 1969. The members exhibit their work, demonstrate their skill and offer their love of Ikebana to the Miami area community. They have done so for more than 40 years with dedication to the motto, “Friendship through Flowers”. Asian Festival Program at the Coral Rock Auditorium presented by: I.I. Miami Chapter 131 and the Consulate General of Japan in Miami
Malaysia Educational Booth
Congkak game, puppet show, travel information about the rainforest, and more.
Authentic Persian arts, literature and handicraft: See the Persian New Year setup (Nowruz), the art of calligraphy, ancient musical instruments, how the poetry of Rumi, Hafiz, Saadi and the Rubaiyat of Khayyam is written, handicraft and arts of Iran. Also: Peace exhibit (stop the concocting war) and Spice exhibition: see what spices relish the Persian dish.
Fruit and Vegetable Carving
Beautiful art at the Thailand Tent.
March 1, 2014 3 p.m.
March 2, 2014 3 p.m.
LENGGANG NYAI DanceDancer: Olga
Time: 3.30 minutes
This dance tells us the story of Nyai Dasima, a beautiful girl from Jakarta who had to choose between two men, a Dutchman or an Indonesian. The movements show how she moves from one side to the other that describes Nyai Dasima's confusion when making a decision to choose a life companion.
PENCAK SILAT Indonesian Martial Arts by the Master Chester Mellonius
Time: 2 minutes
Pencak Silat is an umbrella term for a class of related Indonesian martial arts.It is a full-body fighting form incorporating strikes, grappling and throwing in addition to weaponry. Every part of the body is used and subject to attack. Pencak silat was practiced not only for physical defense but also for psychological ends.
WIRA PERTIWI DanceDancers: Amara and Bianca
Time: 5 minutes
Wira Pertiwi Dance originally comes from Central Java, Indonesia. The story is about the spirit of the women warriors who are practicing archery. With all their strength, they have to stand to protect and serve the country.
Dancers: Olga, Enda, Sandha and Dharma
Time: 3.30 minutes
Marpangir is a Batak Dance that describes an activity where people showering, cleaning their bodies or bathing in the river to mark the joy of the coming of holy month of Ramadhan.