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Musicians from Mekong River

Mekong Music {format} 5:44 Ceil Muller

The Mekong River reached the banks of the Potomac at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in DC. The exhibits take visitors to the headwaters near Tibet, through the rough and tumbling waters in the Hunan Province of China, and down to the hot humid Delta in Vietnam. The culture and music of the entire region could be seen, heard, and tasted.

Broadcast: Jul 12 2007 on KQED Pacific Time Subjects: Asian, International, World, Music

Temple in Taipei, Taiwan

White Temple {format} {format} 2:05 Dmae Roberts

A woman’s song on the streets of Taipei, Taiwan, leads the producer to the outskirts of town, to climb the rock steps of the White Temple. There, high in the clouds, one hundred voices are singing a salutation to the Buddha.

Broadcast: May 14 2007 on HV PODCAST; Dec 1 2002 on PRI/MPR Savvy Traveler Subjects: Music, Travel, Religious, Asian

Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington, 1943

Puyallup {format} {format} {format} 3:28 Jon Watanabe

Ed Kiyohara was interred at the Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington state during World War II, one of thousands of Americans of Japanese-Americnas orced from their homes in coastal states to live in internment camps while American forces battled Japan for control of the Pacific Ocean. He later joned the all-Japenese all-Japanese 442nd Regimental Combat Team, which became the most decorated unit in U.S. history. [transcript]

Broadcast: Jun 5 2005 on NPR Day to Day Subjects: Historical, War, Asian, Acoustic

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