Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month coming to Seattle Center

The Seattle Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration will be taking place from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 5 at the Seattle Center Armory.

The festival launches Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle with performances from youth drill teams, Taiko drummers, traditional music and dance groups, and artists from around the state.

In 2013, the Asian Pacific Islander Festival will feature a variety of entertainment groups, including the headlining Massive Monkees, 2012 champions of the international R-16 Korea b-boy competition in South Korea; Filipino Youth Activities and Seattle Chinese Community Girls Drill Teams; Kaze Daiko; Cascade Kendo Kai; Kinnaly Music and Dance Troupe; Fraggle Rock Crew; and the University of Washington Lambda Phi Epsilon Step Dancers.

The festival will also present art contest entries and displays by the Nisei Veterans Committee celebrating Filipino accomplishments.

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration is produced in partnership with Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition. (end)

For more information on Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, visit  www.apiheritage.com.

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