AHSC E-Newsletter: Issue 4  ยท Taiko Drumming, Singing, Dancing, and More at AHSC!
May 13, 2015
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The Asian Heritage Street Celebration is a project of the Oakland Asian Cultural Center. www.asianfairsf.com

Download your vendor application here!
 (Sorry, no more food vendors please.)
Looking for a stage to share your talents? Sign up here! (all full but you can be considered for standby or perform between sets)
Please register with our online form to be a volunteer at this year's AHSC. (still need help especially for the 4:30-8:30pm shift)
For booths & sponsorship information, contact:
Susie Kagami 

For media & advertising information, contact:
Aleta Lee

For administrative information, contact:
Tamiko Wong

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AHSC Performers Line-Up!

The 11th Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration is excited to present many talented artists, dancers, and performers in our Asian & Pacific Islander community.  This year's AHSC will have two stages, the Polk Stage in front of San Francisco City Hall and the Larkin Stage in near Asian Art Museum and the SF Main Library, to showcase these talents. Make sure you check out the schedule and take note of the stages for the performances. You won't want to miss out!

*** We've just added a swing dance jam at 5:30pm at the Polk Stage so bring out your dancing shoes and join us!! ***


If you are still interested in performing at the largest gathering of Asian Americans in the nation, we may be able to squeeze you in. If you are willing to be on stand-by or perform in between sets (during breakdowns and set-ups), please fill out the performers form found here:  http://asianfairsf.com/performances/performers/ .
Featured Entertainment

SoNE1 is a K-Pop dance cover performance crew that performs at various events all year round. They also host workshops and teach KPOP choreography to different K-Pop songs! 




Mongolian children's non-profit organization "Ger" Youth Center in Oakland is the cultural and educational home for the immigrant children. The mission of the organization is to preserve and teach Mongolian traditional art, history and culture to the younger generations and assist them in achieving their highest potential.

Emeryville Taiko was initiated as an Oakland Taiko class for children by Yuri Morita with Susan Horn as her assistant under the guidance of Grand Master Seiichi Tanaka, founder of San Francisco Taiko Dojo. 

Harsanari is a San Francisco-based Indonesian dance company founded in 1997 to promote an American appreciation of the dance and culture of West Java through participation and performance. Under the leadership of Michael Ogi, Harsanari focuses on both the classical and folk dance forms of West Java and performs regularly at cultural and educational events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Mari Watanabe is a Japanese animation singer/performer. She is best known for her down to earth attitude. She has appeared in Japanese TV, Chinese radio, Mexican, and American Media. Currently she is a crunchyroll Ambassador.

Katherine Park's star-like songs are cheerful, haunting, dreamy rock ballads - all soaked in the zzuum zzuum of synth pads, echoing reverb and her signature, ethereal voice. Called "Spellbinding" by IDOLS and INDIE, "Bewitching" by The Boston Globe, and featured in SF Weekly as a "Local Talent," her angelic, goth inspired voice style carries a light and a hope that warms every shadow, and twinkles every eye - an East Bay gem that must be heard in person to be believed.

Jackie Chavez - Raised in the Philippines and now residing in Vallejo, California, Jackie Chavez discovered her passion for music when her grandmother showed her the basics of guitar playing. Jackie describes herself as a versatile artist whose musical interests range from R&B to country, and she wants to be known for her original songs in both English and Tagalog.


Ben AhnFans have described Ben's style as a mix between diverse vocals and ukulele virtuosity. He plays just about every type of music out there, and he doesn't hesitate to mix in a few stories between songs. 


   Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars proudly released their first record, Midnight Echoes, a 9-song collection of encounters with the supernatural and late night rumblings of the heart.  The Bay Area 8-piece band features a menagerie of acoustic instrum

Cynthia Lin and the Blue Moon All Stars proudly released their first record, Midnight Echoes, a 9-song collection of encounters with the supernatural and late night rumblings of the heart.  The Bay Area 8-piece band features a menagerie of acoustic instruments including ukulele, cajon, banjo, horns, and the occasional glockenspiel and kazoo.  From indie folk to 50s harmonies to Latin jazz to the featured single Zombie Heart, a sweet ukulele pop number about a lover who has gone cold, the band brings a high-energy retro vibe to the stage, with a quirky and earnest charm.



Aireene & The Rarities - Aireene's songs are influenced by growing up to her uncles' Filipino folk guitar playing and listening to Alan Lomax's field recordings from the South. She has performed with a mixed genre of San Francisco bay area bands over the past years that have also influenced her music, from Latin/African rhythms, folk, bluegrass pickings and inspirations from gospel music - a mix of stomping', swayin', and timeless Americana.  

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Featured on K-POP TV
Watch Tamiko Wong, Executive Director of Oakland Asian Cultural Center, share about this weekend's  Asian Heritage Street Celebration with K-POP TV . Also, be sure to visit the K-POP TV booth this Saturday for a chance to win some awesome prizes!

Featured Vendor: Sumofish

With ramen bowl sharks, koi fish rice cookers, and soy sauce dinosaurs, Sumofish puts a fun spin on "Asian food-inspired" illustrations. Find your new favorite graphic t-shirt at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration! http://www.big-sumo.com/

Open Call For Participation:

Old Master Q  
*** Update! We are still looking for more Asian-themed arts & crafts vendors. If you are interested, please fill out a vendor application ASAP! Sorry, we are no longer taking food vendor applications.
Last year's event attracted more than 80,000 people and this year we plan to have AHSC in the Civic Center Plaza!  We will be in front of the Asian Art Museum and City Hall, a dynamic area in an evolving neighborhood. The festival is centrally located and convenient via both Muni and BART - and the freeway.

For vendor/booth information, contact:
Susie Kagami

Crystal Lee

Download your vendor application here! 
We need hundreds of volunteers for this momentous outdoor event on  Saturday, May 16th . Volunteers are also needed to help plan,  promote, and prepare for the event. Commemorative t-shirts & refreshments  provided.

Come volunteer, have fun, and meet new friends!

*** New for this year: Prizes for Volunteers!

1st prize: iPad mini (winner does not need to be present at drawing to win)
Other prizes available on volunteer appreciation night (must be present to win)

All volunteers will receive one chance to win. Additionally, for each hour volunteered before 9am and between 5pm - 9pm, volunteers will receive additional chances to win.  

Please use our ONLINE FORM to REGISTER as an Asian Heritage Street Celebration  volunteer:

If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact Albert Chan at albech5@gmail.com.
A Few Words from Our Sponsors

The Asian Physician Advisory Committee (APAC) at St Mary's Medical Center strives to promote wellness to the Asian Community. Through the education and delivery of quality health care, APAC strives to improve the communication and services between the Asian and medical community, while establishing collaborative partnerships with community based organizations. APAC is proud to be part of the Asian Heritage Festival 2015.  

Yong Liu, MD, PhD
Chair, Asian Physician Advisory Committee at St. Mary's Medical Center

Cova Hotel has been a proud sponsor of the Asian Heritage Street Celebration for the past 7 years. The event highlights an amazing culture in a neighborhood that is one of San Francisco's best kept secrets. As an Asian owned hotel, we honor and thank you for your continued efforts in sharing this rich heritage and traditions for generations to come.

Simon Sin
Owner, Cova Hotel

Recology is proud to celebrate cultural diversity by collaborating with impactful community-based organizations like the AsianWeek Foundation, and by hiring a culturally diverse workforce. I am personally very proud to be the first Asian-American General Manager of Recology Golden Gate.Recology is dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with the Asian community to better our city and our world.

Minna Tao
General Manager, Recology

Asian Heritage Street Celebration Sponsors

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Corporate Sponsors
Cova Hotel
Cricket Wireless
Oracle Arena

Media Sponsors
106 KMEL
Crossings TV
Korea Times
Myx TV
Nichi Bei Weekly
Star 101.3
Titan 360
WiLD 94.9
WomenNow TV
World Journal

In-Kind Donors
Pacific Media Expo
Other Notes

FREE Bike Valet Services Provided by: 
Promoting the Bicycle for Everyday Transportation
In addition to standard City of San Francisco ADA parking and public  transportation facilities, this event will make available seating and portable  restrooms for people with disabilities.  To request additional accommodations,  please call  415-320-7025

AHSC is a smoke-free event
The Asian Heritage Street Celebration was created by Teddy Fang and AsianWeek Foundation. Oakland Asian Cultural Center is proud to present AHSC 2015. 

OACC builds vibrant communities through Asian and Pacific Islander American arts and culture programs that foster intergenerational and cross-cultural dialogue, cultural identity, collaborations, and social justice.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center 
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290
Pacific Renaissance Plaza, 2nd Floor