The Orchid Ensemble

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They call themselves the Orchid Ensemble. Their music is heavily inspired by Asia, but with touches of western influence blended in. All of the members are conservatory trained in their respective instruments, they perform contemporary compositions created by a number … Continued

The Menzies and China

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The ancient Chinese Oracle Bone collection in the Royal Ontario Museum is the biggest one outside of China. The collector and donator, Dr. James Mellon Menzies, was one of the most important archaeologist / historians with expertise on ancient Chinese … Continued

Dancer Julio Hong expresses his multi-ethnic heritage through his art

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As part of Asian Heritage Month, we meet Montreal contemporary dance choreographer and dancer Julio Hong to talk about his new work ‘Yemayo’ and how his Sino-Haitian-Cuban heritage and his life in Canada are expressed in his work. https://www.rcinet.ca/patrimoine-asiatique-en/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2012/05/yemayo.mp3

Gay South Asian artists discuss gender, sexuality and creativity

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 by Marc Montgomery https://www.rcinet.ca/patrimoine-asiatique-en/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2012/05/gaysouthasian.mp3 Dealing with being gay can be difficult for most people, but adding an ethnic background to the mix can make things even more colourful and, some artists argue, be good for one’s creative juices. A discussion … Continued