Photos: Viet New Year 2010

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Photos: Atlanta Asian Film Festival

Notes: Very cool to have our Laotian people (both Lao and Hmong) on center stage with a packed house, and you could feel the energy in the room when the trailer for The Betrayal was shown…yeah, slowly but surely our people’s shared story is being known worldwide. More pix coming soon.

Photos: Lao Heritage Foundation Fundraiser

Lao Heritage Foundation 5th Year Fundraiser | September 19, 2009 | Alexandria, VA Notes: The LHF preserves and promotes Lao culture through visual arts, dance, and music.  In addition to connecting with people I’d only “passed by” online, it was nice just being around a good selection of creative Lao folk.  Master Khaen player Bounseung Synanonh was there, along with Thavisouk […]

Photos: LAS Ball 2009

It was another busy night at this year’s LAS Ball, but it was a pleasure meeting former US Ambassador to the UN, Mr. Sichan Siv. You’re probably wondering, what’s a party going to do to solve most of the problems in the world?  Probably not much of anything, but the ability to congregate as one community is […]

Photos: VVMA 2008

Vietnamese Video Music Awards | Cobb Energy Centre | May 18, 2008 Presented by the Union of Vietnamese Students Associations of Georgia.  Lots of talented singers, models and performers. All the proceeds from the VVMA event went towards VOICE, a nonprofit group focused on stopping the human trafficking of Vietnamese refugees in Cambodia. Above Slideshow: […]

LAS Fundraising Ball Photos

Of late I’ve been trumpeting the struggles of artists, but trying to promote respect for and a better understanding of my Laotian culture and heritage is also difficult. Laotian refers to the many groups of people from the small country of Laos (silent “S”).  Lao refers to the main spoken and written language as well […]

Photos: Import Fashion

Drove all the way to Raleigh to hang out at an Import Fashion event.  6 hour drive, but I really like road trips.  Gives me time to think (…yes i think too much…) and listen to music.  Sorry there aren’t too many photos of the cars, it was ridiculously cold outside. Be sure to check […]

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2007

Hong Kong Association Dragon Boat Race and Festival September 8, 2007 | Olympic Venue, Clark’s Bridge, Lake Lanier It was another fun all day event at the boat race. I remember some of the past ones being rather tame, and to be honest, in the last few years, the increased Laotian participation has made it quite festive, with […]

RLCD Lao Cultural Dance Festival

Royal Lao Classical Dancers Lao Cultural Dance Festival in Nashville, TN.  The venue was this really nice Southern mansion near Opryland.