Literally “carrying on” a cultural heritage

“Ten Suitcases” There’s undoubtedly countless unsung heroes that carry on cultural heritage.   I’d like to congratulate and honor Bruce and Jida Sukpradit who shared with me their valiant effort to conserve and perform traditional Thai dance.  Bruce (Jida’s husband) told me that with no grant or aid, they went to Thailand and meticulously collected costumes … Read more

A New Year and a New Project

What a great start to my current project of learning about culture, history and music through dance in Los Angeles ethnic communities! Last month, I went to ThaiTown to celebrate Thai New Year and discover people who were passionate about Thai Dance.   Known as the “Biggest Cultural Event Outside Thailand”, the 8th annual Songkran Festival … Read more