Georgia Straight: Alex Varty writes about Vancouver's intercultural Arts scene
Today's Vancouver is a thriving mecca of international people, ideas and traditions. People from all over the world are meeting, falling in love, having babies… and oh yes… creating art.
Interculturalism, not multiculturalism, is what I think is happening now in Vancouver. Of course interculturalism has always happened whenever different cultures borrowed from each other. The historic silk road trading routes certainly encouraged the interchange of ideas and goods.
Alex Varty has written a very interesting arts feature A whole new breed for the Georgia Straight. He interviews many of the people that I have crossed paths with over the years including Orchid Ensemble's Lan Tung, actor/playwright Maiko Bae Yamamoto, and South Asian tabla and jazz saxophonist Nealamjit Dhillon.
Check it out: