Daily Archives: September 1, 2011

Check out the Hapa-Palooza Festival – featuring Mixed Race artists

Hapa-palooza Festival: September 7-10, 2011
A Vancouver Celebration of Mixed-Roots Arts + Ideas

http://hapapalooza.ca/

This is an exciting idea whose time has come.  The seeds were planted at the 2011 Gung Haggis Fat Choy Robbie Burns Chinese New Year Dinner – which featured Hapa-Canadians Jeff Chiba Stearns, Jocelyn Pettit, Patrick Gallagher, and Jenna Chow as artists and co-hosts.

Following the end of the last singalong to Auld Lang Syne, some of our performers and organizers met and discussed the idea of a Hapa-oriented festival or event.   ACWW directors Anna Ling Kaye and Tetsuro Shigematsu (co-host for the evening) were very enthusiastic. 

It was Anna who followed up on the idea and quickly arranged a meeting with Jeff Chiba Stearns.  Zarah helped her as they made an application for Vancouver 125 funding.  I am very pleased that many of the performers featured have also been featured at past Gung Haggis Fat Choy events such as poet Fred Wah, fiddler Jocelyn Pettit and film makers Jeff Chiba Stearns and Ann Marie Fleming.


Wednesday, September 7th, 7:00 –
8:30pm
Location: Alice McKay Room
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch

MIXED VOICES RAISED

Writers, poets and spoken-word artists in dialogue!
FREE EVENT


Thursday, September 8th, 7:00 –
9:00pm
Location: Alice McKay Room
Vancouver Public Library Central Branch
MIXED FLICKS

Explorations of mixed identity in film with mixed actors panel and film
screenings with Q&A from the filmmakers!
FREE EVENT


Friday, September 9th, 7:00 –
10:00pm
Location: Roundhouse Performance Space
THE SIR JAMES DOUGLAS MIX-A-LOT CABARET

A delightful evening of mixed entertainment and celebration!
TICKETED EVENT
* tickets available at hapapalooza.com


Saturday, September 10th
Location: Robson Square
HAPA-PALOOZA IN THE SQUARE

FREE EVENT

12:30-7pm
ART EXHIBITION and COMMUNITY FAIR
Installations by mixed artists and booths from community partners and
related causes.

12:30 to 2:45pm
YOUTH STAGE

Amazing performances by mixed talent of the future!

3:30pm to 7:00pm
GRAND FINALE STAGE

Prepare to be blown away by Vancouver’s incredible mixed talent!