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    Posted May 7, 2014 by
    Chicago, Illinois

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    Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the Edgewater Chicago Public Library

    The new Edgewater Branch of the Chicago Public Library kicked off the opening event for the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2014.

    During the Year of the Horse, the Chicago Public Library is Celebrating Diversity. Linda Johnson Rice and William Teichert welcomed the public and performers to the 2014 Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month at the new Edgewater Branch.

    The Cambodian Association of Illinois performed traditional Mahori Music sharing the musical folklore of Cambodia dating back to the Khmer Empire. Mahori music is an ensemble of string instruments accompanied by a drum played for entertainment.

    The Chinese American Service League introduced a group of young dancers performing the arrival of Spring after a long brutal Winter in Xin Jiang. Kaitlyn Moy performed The Pipa Dance inspired by the tradtional Chinese Pipa player.

    The Nepali Dance was introduced by GirlForward Shakti Group which focused on traditional, simple Nepali folklore dance.

    Little OL Korea Children's Choir conducted by Jieun Kim and accompanied by Sungkwan Kim sung traditional and modern Korean music to the tune of drums. They have been performing in the Midwest since 2004.

    The 2014 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is sponsored by Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Chicago throughout the month of May.

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