Walking Melodies

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Walking Melodies 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery Due to the pandemic, since 2020 all live performances were cancelled, but Tom still found a way to share his music through Youtube and social media. He has countless unforgettable memories. One of them … Read more

The Parts We Could Not Abandon

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The Parts We Could Not Abandon 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery With the release and positive reception of their debut EP the parts we could not abandon, cutsleeve is grateful to perform again and have missed sharing songs that explore their … Read more

What Holds Us Together?

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What Holds Us Together? 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Sep 3rd Annex From her earliest memories, Lefan has been singing with her mother, falling asleep to her father’s lullabies, and inspired by Taiwanese folk/pop songs by Chyi Yu, Tsai Chin, and Tiger Huang. To her family, songs are the language of love, celebration, connection, … Read more

Wayang-Kulit with Dalang – Javanese Shadow Puppets

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Wayang-Kulit with Dalang Javanese Shadow Puppets 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Sep 3rdAnnex Mr. Hartana will perform authentic Javanese wayang-kulit (shadow puppets) with musical accompaniment of–pre-recorded–court Javanese gamelan orchestra. Wayang is a traditional form of puppet theatre play originated on the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. Wayang refers to the entire dramatic show. … Read more

A Sunset Journey to Indonesia

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A Sunset Journey to Indonesia 1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Sep 3rd Annex When we strolled along Sunset beach in Vancouver, some Indonesian friends talked about how they missed the sandy beach in Nusa Dua, Bali. They could walk for miles from south to north of the island between sand and water, capturing the … Read more

Independently Funny

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Independently Funny ED HILL ft. HECTOR RIVAS 8:00 – 9:15 pm | Sep 4th Annex  Comedy, in its various forms, has always been an honest reflection of the world around us and of ourselves.  Join award-winning stand-up comedian Ed Hill, with his opener, Hector Rivas, for an evening of laughter as they explore the humorous … Read more

Stories of Independence

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Stories of Independence 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd Outdoor Stage | šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery The songs that define our heritage and our struggles tell stories rooted in the people and the community. More than politics, more than history, music is an experience of culture and identity that … Read more

Kanatal

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Peace Kanatal 8:00 – 9:30 pm | Sep 3rd šxʷƛ̓ənəq Xwtl’e7énk Square North of the Vancouver Art Gallery When Suana·Emuy·Cilangasay came to perform in Canada in 2019, he was deeply moved by the similarities between the histories of Indigenous peoples in Taiwan and in Canada, particularly their rapidly disappearing cultures and languages. Since then, his … Read more