John Tsoi (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

A Chinese Artist ‘Blindfolded’

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan November 19, 2015 at 4:24 pm

The Taoism-inspired artwork of artist Jon Tsoi, currently on display at WhiteBox, involves slashed canvases, tangled ropes and splashed paint, all created while blindfolded, reports Sing Tao Daily.

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Still No Relief Three Years After Sandy

Bronx, Culture, Queens, Video November 13, 2015 at 5:18 pm

This edition of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources” features segments on the continuing impacts of Hurricane Sandy, on the environment and the lives of survivors, and the bilingual children’s book “Sofi and the Magic, Musical Mural,” set in the South Bronx.

‘Changing the Stats’ of Asian Americans on Broadway

‘Changing the Stats’ of Asian Americans on Broadway

Asian, Culture, Video November 11, 2015 at 12:55 pm

SinoVision attends a rehearsal of “Changing the Stats: Asian Americans on Broadway,” a production in which Asian-American actors perform dream roles not traditionally cast with performers of Asian descent.

The Sachal Jazz Ensemble after its performance that followed a Nov. 4 NYC screening of "Song of Lahore" (Photo by Suzanna Masih for Voices of NY)

From Lahore to Lincoln Center: a Musical Journey

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, New York, South Asian November 5, 2015 at 5:57 pm

“Song of Lahore” tells the story of Pakistani musicians trying to preserve their musical heritage by playing jazz, and their eventual performance in NYC.

Naomi Jackson (Photo by Lola Flash via Ditmas Park Corner)

A Writer Reflects on Influences from Barbados to Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture November 4, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Novelist Naomi Jackson talks about the interplay of influences of the Caribbean and Brooklyn in her writing and in her life, in an interview with Ditmas Park Corner.

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

A Haitian Procession in Crown Heights

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video November 3, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Dance, music and a traditional Haitian procession came to the Brooklyn neighborhood Nov. 1.

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

Nigerians Unite in Green and White to Mark Independence

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video October 30, 2015 at 3:40 pm

Hundreds took part in festivities marking the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence held in midtown Manhattan.

Devanki Pandey with one of her sons (Photo by Anuz Thapa for Voices of NY)

Celebrating Dashain in Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian October 28, 2015 at 12:45 pm

The Nepali festival of Dashain was marked at a celebration sponsored by the advocacy group Adhikaar in Queens.

Pianist Lang Lang (center in dark grey jacket) with students at PS 13 in Brooklyn (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Lang Lang Teaches Piano at P.S. 13

Brooklyn, Culture, East Asian, Education, Youth October 27, 2015 at 12:25 pm

Chinese pianist Lang Lang visited PS 13 in Brooklyn, Sing Tao daily reports, as part of his foundation’s mission to educate and inspire a new generation of music lovers and performers.

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

‘The Fall of Kings’ Debuts in the Bronx

African American, Black, Caribbean, Culture, Featured Posts, Video October 26, 2015 at 3:01 pm

The drama “The Fall of Kings” explores issues of racism, class and colorism in a Black family in the 1940s.

Masayasu Mitsuke created this Kutani Ware, porcelain of a style originating in northwestern Japan.

A Modern Take on Traditional Japanese Crafts

Culture, East Asian, Featured Posts October 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

An exhibit of recent works by Japanese artists, inspired by traditional kōgei crafts, is on display at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Garba in the City at Chelsea Piers (Photo bvia India News Times)

Hindu Festival Navratri Observed

Culture, New York, Religion, South Asian, Traditions October 21, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Various celebrations of the Hindu festival Navratri were held in the New York metropolitan area, News India Times reports.

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

Bridging Little Italy and Chinatown

A festival brought the residents of Little Italy and Chinatown together.

Piles of Indian clothing at the Indian Fashion Fest at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Queens  (Photo by Roxanne L. Scott for voices of NY)

Indian Fashion Fest Comes to Queens

Culture, Featured Posts, Queens, South Asian, Voices' Picks, Women October 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm

Indians and non-Indians alike flocked to the Indian Fashion Fest, recently held in New Jersey and in Queens, to select from among hundreds of saris, lehengas and other items for sale.

Dian Dong with dancers at the Chen Dance Center in NYC (Photo via Our Town Downtown)

An Untold Story of Chinese Immigrants, in Dance

Culture, East Asian, History October 16, 2015 at 4:40 pm

“South of Gold Mountain” tells the little-known story of Chinese immigrants in the south through dance, reports Our Town Downtown. NYC’s Chen Dance Center performs the work this weekend.