Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration is presented by Asian Pacific Directors Coalition and in partnership with Seattle Center Festal.
This event celebrates all that is Asian Pacific Islander (API) culture through history, music, dance, stories, food and community.

This year’s festival was virtual and streamed live on Facebook on May 2nd. Watch the recording below:

Welcome

Music & Dance

Community & Stories

Dance & Music

  • Northwest Wushu, Chinese art of fighting (55:50)
  • Sayaw, University of Washington Filipino Folk Dance Troupe (1:00:25)
  • Huraiti Mana, Polynesian Dance Troupe (1:06:00)

Community & Stories

  • Michael Itti, Executive Director, Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC) (1:11:30)
  • Mark Shimomura, Board Member, Seattle First Hill Lions Club (1:13:30)
  • #StopAAPIHate, a conversation with Washington State Representative Cindy Ryu (1:16:00)
  • Children’s Corner – Storytime: “Too Many Mangoes” (1:22:30)

Alan Sugiyama Hum Bow Eating Contest (1:27:45)

  • Super Bao! Howard Wu
  • Rodney Bambao
  • Lynette Garcia
  • Yoshi Hosaka
  • Alex Ko
  • Joseph Lachman
  • Nora Lance
  • John Liu
  • Heidi Wong

Dance & Music

Community & Stories

Food & Community

Dance & Music

  • Te Fare O Tamatoa, music, dance and culture of Tahiti (2:16:50)
  • The Kompany, University of Washington K-pop dance cover group (2:23:20)
  • Singers of This Age “No More” (2:33:20)

Closing Remarks (2:37:45)