Building a Sense of Home is a visual testimony of an 18-month learning journey in which ten immigrant leaders participated as fellows of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program (TCOFP). The images are glimpses of the many activities in which … Continue reading
Kooch: Stories of Mixed Identities
Ziba Shirazi will perform and share her music as storytelling. Mr. Faez will play his santour, and we will also have poetry reading as well as other music performances. The program will be on Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 PM at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno. 2672 E. Alluvial, Fresno, CA 03720
Thanks to PVI, James Irvine Foundation and National Endowment for all their hard work.
I hope to see you all on Saturday, April 20th at 5:00 P.M.
Legacy of Angkor will be the first event where Khmer adults and youths have joined together. The process in organizing this event have sparked interest in youths in learning about their Khmer heritage. They are very proud and excited to be showing everyone what they have learned and what is a part of who they are.
Thanks to PVI & James Irvine Foundation for promoting the importance of cultural art. It is truly something that can bring people together in a very special way.
Hope to see everyone tomorrow to come enjoy an authentic Khmer experience!
The Culture and Art Series of the Tamejavi Cultural Organizing Fellowship Program continues after five successful gatherings across the Central Valley, next is the Fandango Zapoteco in Madera, California on April 07 at the Madera Court House Park-the public is invited.
Madera and its surrounding communities, particularly the different Mexican indigenous ethnic groups, will have a very unique opportunity to experience in person through a theater presentation the renowned Fandango Zapoteco. This theater format presentation seeks to unveil the customary practices leading up to a traditional Zapoteco wedding (called Fandango). As celebrated in the town of Coatecas Altas in Oaxaca, Mexico. This collective project enables ordinary Zapotecos to share their knowledge and experience with others. The Fandango project is an opportunity for younger generations to learn about their heritage from the elders. The gender gap and increased cultural and civic participation will also be addressed in the performance. The actors of this communal play are young and old day-to-day members of the town of Coatecas Altas, now living in Madera.
This has been a two year project. The first phase of this project was to consult community elders to learn about Fandangos. After many house visits, a committee was established who worked on writing the script and since last summer, the Fandango Working Group started to practice.
Aside from the artistic assistance from Ernesto Torchia (professional theater director from Buenos Aires, Argentina), the uniqueness of this communal project is that is being organized by people with little or no stage experience and everyone in the groups expects to surprise the audience on the day of the event!
The event is open to the public and it will be accessible in English and in Spanish. For more information please contact us at (559) 222-7678. This event is being coordinated by the Zapoteco Working Group and by the Pan Valley Institute of the American Friends Service Committee, with the support of the James Irvine Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
I just wanted to share with you all that on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 I was invited to be a guest on KSEE 24 show Central Valley Today to talk about my tamejavi culture and arts series. Here is the link to the interview: Pov Promoting The Hmong Journey in Fresno on Central Valley Today
I was a bit nervous when the interview began but as the show went on I became more confident in myself. This was a great experience for me since I was able to share my story with the viewers at home and the fellowship program that I’m currently a part of.
I can’t wait for everyone’s event as well as mines. If you have facebook, please join my facebook event page here: Facebook Event: The Hmong Journey In Fresno
Pov M. Xyooj
Visalia, California-Encuentra Purepecha was held this past Saturday as part of nine cultural alike events that will take place across the California Central Valley this spring. As demonstrated on this photograph people from different ethnic backgrounds gather to learn and … Continue reading
Hola a todos mis companeros becarios de Tamejavi. Quiero agradecerles a todos los que asistieron a mi evento, Encuentro Purhepecha. Ojala les haya gustado porque aunque fue muy sensillo el programa pero lo hicimos con mucho gusto para compartilo con … Continue reading
Hola a todos mis compañeros becarios de tamejavi les estoy haciendo la invitacion para mi evento el proximo 9 de febrero del año en curso para que asistan y disfruten de lo mejor de mi cultura p`urhepecha y conoscan a mi gente y prueben la comida de mi tierra , asi mismo les agradeceria mucho que me ayudaran promover mi evento .
Hello to all my Tamejavi fellows. I invite you to my upcoming event on February 9th so you can come and enjoy the best about my Purhepecha culture and also taste the food from my community. I would appreciate very much if you can help me by promoting my event.
Join us for a celebration of art and culture as the Valley’s immigrant communities share their stories. The Tamejavi Culture and Art Series: Regaining a Sense of Home, a Celebration of Color and Heritage consists of heritage-based events, featuring the … Continue reading
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