For all you nostalgic euro disco new wave fans - this one's for you! Presenting the dynamic Asian New Wave duo, Lynda Trang Dai & Tommy Ngo! Lynda Trang Dai is a Vietnamese American singer based in Southern California. Don't miss this once in a lifetime fun energetic night reliving your favorite New Wave 80's hits right here in Des Moines, Iowa at CelebrAsian!
Born and raised in the northern suburbs of the Philippines, Clif Estores (aka DJ Clife) migrated to the Unites States in 2010. His delivery of high energy entertainment and festival type stage production to school proms and homecomings made him the most sought-after Prom DJ in Cedar Rapids. His company is based in Cedar Rapids but he brings his energy and experience wherever he goes.
Aloha Wind is a Polynesian dance troupe based in the greater Des Moines area. They will be performing hula dances from the island of Hawaii. They will utilize a variety of implements from puili sticks and ili ili stones to uli uli gourds. Stick around for the entire show and you will have the opportunity to learn a hula dance at the end.
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. advocates Asian awareness and empowers women to lead through values-based programs and everlasting sisterhood. Delta Phi Lambda’s national philanthropy is osteoporosis education and prevention, emphasizing the importance of promoting healthy lifestyles and behavior in young women.
Dance by Manabiya Iowa Children Dance by Victoria Alfano Performance by Soten Taiko
Soten Taiko is the Japan America Society of Iowa's (JASI’s) community taiko drumming group. Ensemble taiko drumming, or kumi-daiko, originated in 1951 with Daihachi Oguchi, a Jazz musician. He wondered why the ancient taiko drums found in temples and at festivals throughout Japan were never played together like a western drum set. He started arranging the different traditional drums and music and kumi-daiko was born.
Kumi-Daiko is now an art form that is played around the world, even throughout the Midwest. Soten Taiko is Iowa’s only taiko performance group, founded in 2011 by two JASI members. They provide music and education about taiko at schools, private functions, and festivals throughout central Iowa. Soten Taiko currently has six active members, and is open to anyone who would like to learn, regardless of prior musical or percussion experience.
Allionce is a lion dance team based out of Des Moines with 24 members from the ages of 12-23. They primarily play traditional futsan style lion dances but this year they’ll be playing the Vietnamese style of lion dancing. They’re excited to unveil this as well as 2 new lions.
With nearly 20 years experience behind him DJ RAJ aka Raj Devan has hundreds of performances under his belt along. Raj is known to do anything from underground to top 40 & everything in between. Raj’s goal is to elevate the hype in local nightlife and entertainment which is exactly what he does on a regular basis taking part in multiple shows every month. Himanshu has been teaching / Choreographing dance for 20 years. He loves to do interactive dance session. He teaches various dance forms including Bollywood, hip-hop, folk
Members from B.G. Breakerz, BU Dance Company, Des Moines Social Club, Harding Breakerz, Hiatt Breakerz, Ice Breakerz, Merrill Breakerz and Panda Breakerz join for fusion into a 7 nation (dance) army on stage. The performance will be out of this world like a Ginyu Force