Festival Highlights Asian Culture & Immigrant Advocacy in NY: An Audio Slideshow

Soh Daiko - Photo: Erick Gonzales

Soh Daiko at the Asian Heritage Festival. (Photo: Erick Gonzales)

New York —May is Asian Heritage Month, and the 31st Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival attracted crowds of spectators for a celebration of Asian culture. The six hour event in Union Square featured performances by musicians and artists including NYC Bhangra, KCP Arts, Soh Daiko and Magnetic North with Taiyo Na; presentations and information tables manned by Asian advocacy groups in New York; martial arts demonstrations; and food and drink from various Asian cuisines. The festival is organized each year by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans.

Erick and Jocelyn Gonzales captured the sights and sounds of the festival, and spoke to some of the community groups represented there.

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