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CMHR Hosting Asian Heritage Month Performances

May 12, 2015 7:01 AM | Entertainment

Canadian Museum For Human Rights

Members of the media tour the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on Tuesday, Sept.16, 2014, in advance of its grand opening. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

An evening filled with cultural performances will mark Asian Heritage Month at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights on Wednesday.

Free performances will begin at 7 p.m. in Bonnie & John Buhler Hall, with museum galleries open until 9 p.m. Regular gallery admission applies.

“We are proud to showcase some of the amazing talent from Manitoba’s Asian community — including a performance that brings together Indigenous and Asian traditions that speaks to our shared humanity,” said Asian Heritage Society president Art Miki. “Together, we can break down barriers.”

Performers include Phoebe Man and Ray Coco Stevenson (Fusion of Asian and Indigenous music/drumming); Manitoba Great Wall Performing Arts Inc. (Chinese-Canadian performers); India School of Dance (Indo-Canadian dancers); Aurora Odori (Japanese-Canadian dancers); Hinode Taiko (Japanese-Canadian drummers).

— Staff