29th Annual Powell Street Festival – July 30 – July 31st

The Powell Street Festival
is always a lot of fun.  Lots of food, activities and
performances.  I have even appeared on stage with my accordion
accompanying Sean Gunn as part of his music ensemble… that was a few
years ago.

Check out Kokoro Dance Theatre featuring Jay Hirabayashi and Barbara
Bourget, as well as my friend Harry Aoki with his music ensemble. Check
out Walter Quan's “sushi candles” in the “Marketplace”.

There is even fusion hip hop, karate demonstrations – lots to do and see!

Hip'pu Pop'pu: celebrating contemporary Japanese Canadian culture

Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, July 31st, 2005
Oppenheimer Park, 400 Powell Street &
Firehall Arts Centre, 280 E. Cordova Street
Vancouver Japanese Language School, 487 Alexander Street
11:30am – 7:00pm


Taiko extravaganza featuring several local taiko groups • Contemporary dance by Mariko Tanabe (Montreal), Aretha Aoki and Kokoro DanceBOX THEATRE: a one-person show for a one-person audience • Musical guests Harry Aoki Ensemble, Sharon Minemoto, Riff Randells, Buttersprites (Seattle), Alcvin Ramos and more • Traditional Japanese tea serviceHistorical Walking Tours of the Powell Street area • Yugo: a hiphop fusion project featuring DJs, MCs, graffiti art & more • Literary Series featuring Kim Moritsugu (Toronto), Gerry Shikatani (Toronto) & Craig Takeuchi • Eye & Ear, There & Here: a screening of music videos from Canada, the United States and Japan • Remaking the Master's Tools: Pop Culture in Contemporary Short Film and Video • Taiko Workshop for Children & Youth • Naomi's Road: a workshop reading by Vancouver Opera

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