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Celebration Night Show Kicks Off Asian American History Month

Asian American history month kicks off with the its Celebration Night Show with performances from the Clovis Heiwa Taiko drum performance, John Cho Kung Fu School performs with various Chinese weapons and  Halau Hula performs a Hawaiian dance sharing values, stories and history of Hawaiian people and the legend behing Pele, Hawaii's goddess of fire, at the Fresno City College Theatre on Friday April 6, 2018.

Asian American history month kicks off with the its Celebration Night Show with performances from the Clovis Heiwa Taiko drum performance, John Cho Kung Fu School performs with various Chinese weapons and Halau Hula performs a Hawaiian dance sharing values, stories and history of Hawaiian people and the legend behing Pele, Hawaii's goddess of fire, at the Fresno City College Theatre on Friday April 6, 2018.

Photo by: Larry Valenzuela

Asian American history month kicks off with the its Celebration Night Show with performances from the Clovis Heiwa Taiko drum performance, John Cho Kung Fu School performs with various Chinese weapons and Halau Hula performs a Hawaiian dance sharing values, stories and history of Hawaiian people and the legend behing Pele, Hawaii's goddess of fire, at the Fresno City College Theatre on Friday April 6, 2018.

Photo by: Larry Valenzuela

Photo by: Larry Valenzuela

Asian American history month kicks off with the its Celebration Night Show with performances from the Clovis Heiwa Taiko drum performance, John Cho Kung Fu School performs with various Chinese weapons and Halau Hula performs a Hawaiian dance sharing values, stories and history of Hawaiian people and the legend behing Pele, Hawaii's goddess of fire, at the Fresno City College Theatre on Friday April 6, 2018.

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Fresno City College continued commemorating its annual Asian American History Month on April 6 with Celebration Night Show, which included skits and performances.

Celebration night kicked off with an introduction from Michael Takeda, an instructor at FCC, and along with his partner Jessica Takeda.

The Takedas introduced John Cho, Asian American studies instructor, who organized the event along with the many other events scheduled during the Asian American month.

The 15th annual event was held at the FCC Theater and consisted of multiple performances, with a short 10-minute intermission during the show.

The Clovis Heiwa Taiko, a percussion group, started the evening. Then came  the John Cho Kung Fu School who performed with a variety of chinese weapons.  Kaosheng Van, a musician and music therapist who aspires to help heal those with disabilities through a music, played the flute.

The show continued with a performance by Halau Hula, a Hawaiian dance team which shared the values, stories and history of Hawaiian people and the legend behind Pele, Hawaii’s goddess of fire.

The Academic Senate skit was performed by five instructors on campus. psychology instructor Mary Ann Valentino, criminology instructor and academic senate president Bruce Hill, English instructor Kenneth Chacon, retired food and nutrition instructor Ricarda Cerda and reading instructor Michael Takeda. The skit shows us a comedic look at the academic senate and the dream of a blooming young person’s self actualization.

Following the skits, a raffle gave away this year’s Asian Festival shirt, bearing the ‘year of the dog’ inscription.

After the show, audience members were offered complimentary water and fortune cookies, courtesy of Panda Express.

Asian American History Month at FCC will continue through April 28. A variety of Asian American culture events, from roundtable discussions, poetry readings, films and martial arts workshops will take place on campus.

 

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Anjanae Freitas, Entertainment Editor

Anjanae Freitas is a 21-year-old Fresno City College student, and the Art and Entertainment Editor of the Rampage, born and raised in Fresno, CA.

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