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Chinatown Memorial Square
Chinatown
Vancouver, British Columbia


Chinatown Memorial Monument
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These look familiar... ;)

An editor at Re:Place Magazine had expressed his admiration of my photography a while ago and had been trying to get me to contribute some photos and an accompanying write-up for him to do a feature on me. When he recently inquired again if I was still interested, I said "yes". Since I am not working, I have some time to do all that. I really have to say that I appreciate his patience in waiting for me to finally give him something to use.

That site makes my images look great!

desiFEST: Dhol Drummer
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Each year in the month of April, millions of Sikh’s worldwide honour their faith with a full week of celebrations that includes religious ceremonies, carnivals, fireworks and parades.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Seema & Rishu
Cousins

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Nihang (pronounced Nee-hung) ( ਨਿੰਹਗ )(also: called Akalis) is an armed Sikh order. Early Sikh military history is dominated by the Akali Sikh military order particularly for many famous military victories won while often heavily out-numbered. The Nihangs have historically been held in great affection and respect by Sikhs due the pivotal role they have played in Sikh history and Sikh military history in particular.

The Nihangs were originally formed to provide Sikhs protection from Muslim persecution in the 1750s to the late 1780s. Throughout the centuries, they have made contributions in both their religion and society.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Vaisakhi 2009: Nihang Warriors

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This is a global event for joining indigenous nations around the world during the Spring Equinox in calling for justice and for healing.

According to a sacred prophecy by Otomi elders, the day when the sounds of 8,000 Sacred Drums join together is the beginning of the healing of Mother Earth.

When the event started, everyone with a drum joined in to play them all together. Suddenly, a bald eagle appeared overhead and circled slowly above us and the drumming. Everyone cheered. It was truly one of the most amazing and spiritual things that I had seen!

www.indigenousuniversity.org/sacred_drums.htm
Victory Square Park
Vancouver, British Columbia


Two different types of drummers who find that they are not so different after all!
8000 Sacred Drums - 2009

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Chinatown
Pender Street, Vancouver


*sigh*... there goes the dragon. Bye, bye Mr. Dragon! :(
Shelter

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Chinatown Memorial Square
Chinatown
Vancouver, British Columbia


Chinatown Memorial Monument
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The Canadian-born Chinese had no citizenship and, therefore, no voting rights. If they were fortunate enough to obtain a university education, they couldn't practise their training in accounting, law or medicine because each professional society required Canadian citizenship.

At the outbreak of World War II, many Chinese-Canadians joined the war effort by serving overseas and proving their loyalty. As of 1947, Chinese-Canadians were finally granted the right to vote in Canadian elections.

Chinatown Memorial Square
Vancouver, British Columbia


Remembrance Day

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"Now is the time when we dance!" ;)

www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


Ek Tara! 2008

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www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia

The performances can be viewed on this YouTube page.

And the winners are... )
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www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


Ek Tara! 2008: In the Wings

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www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


Merlyn Prakash
Ek Tara! 2008

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www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


Jugpreet Bajwa
Ek Tara! 2008

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Ek Tara!

Oct. 2nd, 2008 01:41 am
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The finalists include performers from Africa, Fiji, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan and have an age range from eleven to fifty five years. They will be vying for the prize in both the dancing category and singing category as well as a "people's choice" award.

www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


Ek Tara!: The Talent

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Ek Tara!

Sep. 30th, 2008 02:21 am
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The Bollywood idol show, Ek Tara! took place at Massey Theater in New Westminster. With all the popular mainstream shows out there including If You Think You Can Dance and American Idol, this local Vancouver talent show sets out to find the best Bollywood singing and dancing talent in the community. The show is looking for Ek Tara! (a star).

Ek Tara! provides lovers of Bollywood song and dance an opportunity to follow their dreams.

www.ektara.ca/
Massey Theatre
New Westminster, British Columbia


guest performer/band: Hakuna Masti
Ek Tara! 2008: Showtime!
Doors opened... SHOWTIME!!!

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Flamenco is a global art form that is gaining great popularity in Vancouver. Originating with the gypsies in Andalucia, Flamenco has grown beyond the boundaries of Spain and now belongs to the world. Flamenco dance and music embodies universal and genuine human emotion, which transcends culture to touch the souls of all people.

Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Academy was founded by Oscar Nieto and Kasandra in 2002. The word, Mozaico, refers to the mosaic of students from different ethnic backgrounds, ages, fitness levels and economic circumstances who are drawn to the world of flamenco and come to study at the Academy. Over the years, Oscar and Kasandra have brought countless devotees to the art of Flamenco.

www.mozaicoflamenco.com
Vancouver, British Columbia

Al Mozaico Flamenco Dance Theatre

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