Asian Coalition of Tallahassee

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Asian Coalition of Tallahassee

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT | asiantlh.org) a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization aims to raise Asian cultural awareness, through fostering goodwill and understanding between different cultures. ACT will celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 2017 on Saturday, May 27, 2017 between 2:00 - 3:45 PM at the FSU Museum of Fine Arts, 530 West Call Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306. This event is open to the public and admission is free.

The celebration will feature cultural performances, information booths, display of work by local artists. In addition, the FSU Museum of Fine Arts will feature watercolor works by artists from Florida, Alabama, and Georgia as part of the Tallahassee Watercolor Society Tri-State Competition.

We invite everyone to participate in the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration 2017 and enjoy visiting the FSU Museum of Fine Arts. More information about AAHM is available at asiantlh.org. Information about the FSU MoFA and exhibitions are available at mofa.fsu.edu

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Cutline (photos by Dr. Thayumanasamy Somasundaram):

Photo 1: EPCOT’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers perform at the Experience Asia Festival

Photo 2: Performers photographed during a traditional Indian dance at the Experience Asia Festival

Photo 3: Martial artists pose for a photo after their high-energy demonstration at the Experience Asia Festival

12th Annual Experience Asia Festival Returns to Downtown Tallahassee

The free festival welcomes guests of all ages and showcases Asian and Asian Pacific cultures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (September 22, 2016) – The 12th Annual Experience Asia Festival will return to Lewis and Bloxham Parks on October 8, 2016 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival showcases Asian and Asian Pacific cultures and heritage through cultural performances, hands-on activities, cuisine, music, dance and more. Admission is free for guests of all ages.

Organized by the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT), the festival features more than 60 vendors of food, arts, crafts, jewelry, clothing and other items. Guests will enjoy performances from China, Japan, the Philippines, India, the Middle East, Indonesia, the Polynesian Islands and Hawaii.

Featured performances include EPCOT’s Matsuriza Taiko Drummers, Japanese dance group Wakafuji-kai, Filipino Bamboo Chimes of Tampa, Manya School of Dance and 30 other local teams. Sponsored by the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, Matsuriza will perform during the festival’s opening ceremony and finale.  

Additionally, the Japanese community’s booth will show guests how to write their name in Hiragana and Katakana, create Tanabata decorations, make origami, try on a Yukata (kimono), learn about Ikebana (the art of flower arrangement), purchase Japanese crafts and take photos with no-face panels of a Sumo wrestler and Ukiyo-e. Additionally, a portable Shinto shrine will be paraded by students of FSU and Georgia State University.

The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee is a non-profit organization with more than a dozen member associations and student groups including FSU Center for Global Engagement, Asian American Students Union, Chinese Student Scholar Association, Japanese Student Association, Vietnamese Student Association, Filipino Student Association and others.

The Experience Asia Festival attracts more than 14,000 people each year from North Florida and South Georgia. Co-sponsored by the City of Tallahassee's Special Events Grant Program for the next two years, the festival aims to increase the awareness and understanding of Asian culture and heritage among the local public. For more information, please call 850-339-5227, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://www.asiantlh.org/.

For more information about the Consulate-General of Japan in Miami, please contact Miwako Patton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Stephany Cuellar at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit http://www.miami.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html.

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