7th Gala Concert, Sunday, May 31, 2009 at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Theatre

Nine artist groups from the Pan-Asian spectrum

Featuring Julliard School pianist Dr. Shoshana Telner, mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah, fusion instrumentalist Mel M'rabet, modern dancer Jeffrey Chan of Toronto, jazz-pianist Peter Hum, Oto-Wa Taiko drummers and colorful Indonesian dancers and music ensemble, ever popular Himig Pilipino Choral ensemble and dynamic Turquoise Folk Dance of Ottawa


Kalimantan Dance

Rori Mandau literallymeans "Mandau Dance" and refers to a unique sword found among the indigenous Dayak people of Kalimantan, This dance was tradtionally performedby teh Dayak onthe eve of battle,or by young men upon reaching maturity. Dayak dances are generally religious and seasonal in nature, and are also performed around hunting planting and the harvest.

Dancers from the Indonesian embassy. We greatly appreciate the sponsorship of the Indonesian embassy.

Photo: Edwin Lee Designs

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