May 31st: Asian Fusion Festival

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

For my peeps down in Elgin Illinois (or if you happen to be traveling down that way), make sure to check out the Asian Fusion Festival coming up this Saturday:

Liah Tehan comes from a country where three ethnic groups create a unique tapestry. Tehan is from Singapore, where the population has Chinese, Malay and Indian ancestors. "My background is Malay," she said. "(But) you cannot just say I am Malay and I just keep my Malay culture. You have to introduce all three (cultures)."

Tehan will teach Americans and Asian Americans about her country's dance, culture and art through the Asian Fusion Festival, a daylong event slated for Saturday, May 31, in downtown Elgin. The festival showcases 15 different Asian cultures in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month.

• What: Asian Fusion Festival
• When: 3 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 31
• Where: Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way, Elgin
• Tickets: $20 for adults and $10 for children 10 and younger
• Info: Call (847) 877-8224
• On the Net:
Read more about the festival and what will be going on down at The Courier News.