The Academy of Sciences Celebrates
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
All programs are free after museum admission unless otherwise noted.
Japanese Gift Wraps
In traditional Japanese culture, objects are never transported openly
but are always enveloped in some fashion. This practice, based on a defined
notion of discretion, has led to the development of styles of wrapping
specific to certain objects. In this program, artist Vicky Mihara demonstrates
the Japanese art of wrapping objects in paper and fabric.
Saturday, May 11, 1p.m.
Sounds of Vietnam
Join the Khac Chi ensemble and feel the rhythm of traditional Vietnamese
music. Khac Chi, features an exquisite mixture of rare instruments unique
to Vietnam, such as the chum nhac, a percussion instrument, and the t'rung
(a suspended bamboo xylophone). The ensemble's combination of musical
virtuosity and sheer entertainment has taken them around the world.
Under the stars in Morrison Planetarium
Saturday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. Reception/7:30 p.m.
Concert $6 members/$8 non-members, adults only
Sunday, May 12, 1 p.m.
Free after admission (Seats available on a first-come-first-serve basis)
The Soft Sounds of the Jaw Harp
The jaw harp is a musical instrument made of metal, wood, or bamboo and
known in various forms throughout much of the world. In this program,
musician and scholar Steev Rothman Kindwald discusses and demonstrates
jaw harps from South and Southeast Asia.
Saturday, May 18, 1 p.m.
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