Festival Highlights Asian Culture & Immigrant Advocacy in NY: An Audio Slideshow

Soh Daiko - Photo: Erick Gonzales

Soh Daiko at the Asian Heritage Festival. (Photo: Erick Gonzales)

New York —May is Asian Heritage Month, and the 31st Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival attracted crowds of spectators for a celebration of Asian culture. The six hour event in Union Square featured performances by musicians and artists including NYC Bhangra, KCP Arts, Soh Daiko and Magnetic North with Taiyo Na; presentations and information tables manned by Asian advocacy groups in New York; martial arts demonstrations; and food and drink from various Asian cuisines. The festival is organized each year by the Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans.

Erick and Jocelyn Gonzales captured the sights and sounds of the festival, and spoke to some of the community groups represented there.

AboutJocelyn Gonzales
Jocelyn Gonzales, Technical Director and Senior Producer, is a freelance radio producer in New York City. Her work has been featured on WNYC News, Studio 360, Soundcheck, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, Radiolab, Musicians Radio, Ear Studio, the Bowery Poetry Club, Minnesota Public Radio, Strange Music and Re:Sound. She was part of the team that created Studio 360, and she was the producer for DishNow Hear This! and The Conversation on WNYC. Jocelyn is a full-time faculty member at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in the sound design department, and was the principal advisor to the campus radio station, WNYU AM/FM, for several years. She is also a podcast producer at The New York Times.