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    Aizzah Fatima is a writer, actress, and producer based in NYC. Some of her theatrical credits include Play by Play (Stageworks), Circumcaedere (LABrynth Ensemble), Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues (V-Day 2010, Abington Theatre), Seven (Hostos Cultural Arts Center), the interactive musical Bollywood Wedding, and Ripe For The Picking. Her one woman show Dirty Paki Lingerie has been critically acclaimed, and was nominated for three awards in MITF including Best Actress, Best Production, and Best Sound Design. It has been produced in NYC and Toronto, and was presented this summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She can be seen on the hit Pakistani TV series Mata-e-jaan on HUM TV, which was directed by the acclaimed Mehreen Jabbar. Other TV credits include: The Good Wife (CBS), Patrice O'Neal's Guide to White People (Comedy Central), Revolution (ABC), Food Detectives with Ted Allen (Food Network), and Cinematherapy with comedian Chuck Nice (WEtv). She has performed at Upright Citizen's Brigade, and appeared in sketches for collegehumor.com. Her film credits include Albert & Alice, It's All Been Arranged, and Sounds of Oud. She has produced several short films, including Do-Over, Doff Thy Name, and After Tomorrow. She also co-produces and co-stars in the webseries Landing in Mumbai
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    Hula dancing and Hawaiian music are culturally significant traditions that perpetuate Hawaiian history, legend, and culture. Musicians Chris Davis (Hawaiian steel guitar), Claudia Goddard (‘ukulele and slack key guitar), Andy Wang (slack key guitar) and the dancers of Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima o Nuioka (The Royal ‘Ilima Blossom of New York) will present songs from their summer performances at Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center, La MaMa Experimental Theatre, and Jacob’s Pillow. The group is the East Coast extension of a hula hālau (school of traditional Hawaiian dance) under the direction of Kumu Hula, Vicky Holt Takamine and Jeffrey Takamine in Honolulu.

    Tarana is led by Ravish Momin, a versatile percussionist/composer/electronic musician currently residing in New York City. Tarana uniquely mixes elements of world music, Jazz and live electronic beats. Momin has received music grants from the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, Arts International (a program of the US State Department), New York State Council on the Arts and Meet the Composer. The ensemble has performed at The San Servolo Jazz Meeting (Venice, Italy) The Guelph Jazz Festival (Canada), LolaFest (Canada), Aguascalientes Music Festival (Mexico), The Calgary Jazz Festival (Canada), Jazz Lent (Maribor, Slovenia), Cultural Festival Zacatecas (Mexico), and more.
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    Tze Chun Dance Company (TCDC) creates stylistically diverse dances and multi-media projects. TCDC has performed at Dance New Amsterdam, Dance Theater Workshop, Flea Theater, Tank Theater, Triskelion Arts, La MaMa Theater, Riverside Theatre, South Oxford Space, Brooklyn Lyceum, University Settlement, Merce Cunningham Studios, CSV Center, DUO Theater, Ukrainian Institute, Minor Latham Playhouse, Tribeca Performing Arts Center and 92nd Street Y. In 2010, TCDC toured Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong. Artistic Director Tze Chun has received grants from Brooklyn Arts Council, Puffin Foundation, NYFA, The Field, Jerome Foundation, American Music Center, and JP Morgan Chase. She is currently in residency at Tribeca Performing Arts Center.
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    Investigating the themes of mixed race identity, authenticity, assimilation, migration, and power, Mieke D & Co. get futuristic with it. Collectively they imagine a future filled with sci-fi realness and liberatory possibilities, pulling from well-known choreography, pop culture, historical events, televised speeches, and old stories to create the future that we are all about to crash into. Mieke D & Co. bring it on with a youthful exploration of major social transformation, armed with the tools of campiness and fantasy and fun.

    Ali Abidi is a Lahore (Pakistan) born, Staten Island raised Producer/Dj who sometimes works under the name "Golimar", and has been creating music since 1999. In addition to his most recent collaboration with Chee Malabar called the “Burning Tire Artisan”, he plans on releasing several instrumental based projects in the near future. Mo is an Elmhurst, Queens native of Bangladeshi/Pakistani descent and has been rapping since the age of 14. Mo’s lyrics cover topics ranging from personal experiences to broader issues like racism. Collectively the duo have performed at venues like SOB’s, Asia Society and others.
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    Thai Artists Alliance (TAA) was founded in 2009 to support Thai artists living and working in the United States of America and to establish a prominence of Thai art and culture in the multicultural community of New York City. The group is dedicated to promoting Thai artists to the general public with work that spans fine art, design, photography, film and performing arts. It is also the goal of TAA to further the appreciation of Thai culture through the arts as well as serving as a creative resource and supportive organization for Thai artists.

    Project Agent Orange is an interdisciplinary research and movement collective that investigates how war is inherited in the body: physically, psychologically, culturally, and socially. They investigate the lingering effects of the herbicide Agent Orange that was dispersed throughout Vietnam during the American Vietnam war. Project Agent Orange believes this story to be a representation of the physical embodiment of the proliferation of war. They are interested in how performed movements can catalyze social movements, how we remember ourselves and our communities, and how we collectively journey forward. Project Agent Orange is led by Natalia Duong.

    In 1979, Soh Daiko was established as the first taiko (Japanese drum) group on the East Coast under the guidance of the New York Buddhist Church. Asking Reverend Hozen Seki for a name that would mean “peace, harmony, working together,” the group was given the name “Soh Daiko.” The name reflects the spirit of dedication and cooperation, which has characterized the group. The group has performed in over 500 formal staged events and community festivals throughout the United States and abroad since its inception.


    FABnyc was founded in 2001 as the nonprofit leadership organization for the East 4th Street Cultural District, a historic and vibrant arts corridor in Manhattan between 2nd Avenue and Bowery. Now a neighborhood-wide coalition of arts and community groups, FABnyc drives community and economic development, while also preserving the Lower East Side's rich heritage and creative energy.

    Locating the Sacred at FAB! Festival 2012

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Locating the Sacred at FAB! Festival 2012

Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 1-3pm / FAB! Festival 1-5pm

East 4th Street Cultural District
East 4th Street
Cross Streets: Between Bowery and Second Avenue
Subways: 6 to Bleecker St; N, R to 8 St-NYU; F to 2 Av; B, D, F, M to Broadway-Lafayette St

(212) 228-4670

A rich range of talented Asian American performers take the stage at FAB! Festival, an annual celebration of art, culture, history, and food in the East Village. Join us at the Locating the Sacred Festival stage from 1pm to 3pm to see an excerpt of a one-woman show by Aizzah Fatima, Japanese Taiko drumming by Soh Daiko; Hawaiian music by Andy Wang, Chris Davis, and Claudia Goddard, with hula dancing from the dancers of Pua Ali‘i ‘Ilima o Nuioka; modern dance by Tze Chun Dance Company and Project Agent Orange; world music fusion by Tarana; movement and spoken word by Mieke D & Co; hip-hop by the duo of Ali Abidi and Mo; and multi-disciplinary works by the Thai Artists Alliance.

Presented by Fourth Arts Block.