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The 31st Annual
Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
August 25 & 26, 2018
10:00AM to 5:00PM



Entertainment Spotlight: IdeaBand

Soul'd Out will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Sunday August 26 at 2:00PM

Featuring lead vocalists Jannel Candrice, and the soulful vocals of Johann Michael, aka JoRasp, the Soul’d Out Band is a Bay Area based cover band, specializing in RnB, Top 40 hits, and other genres, from today and yesteryears. The Soul’d Out experience will bring back memories and create new ones. They will hype you up to get you dancing and encourage you to sing along. Get ready to jam to some smooth tunes and get down to a funkadelic experience. The Soul'd Out Band is ready to rock your soul!

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Entertainment Spotlight: Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe

The Patty Chu's Chinese Folk Dance Troupe will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage Sunday August 25 at 1:30 PM.

The Patty Chu Chinese Folk Dance Troupe performs folk dances of the various ethnic minorities of China.  Many people have the misconception that China is a very homogeneous society.  However, there are 55 officially recognized ethnic minorities in China, each with its own unique culture.   Patty Chu Dance Troupe's show always features a variety colorful costumes representing a specific ethnic minority.   Most of all, their graceful stage presence and technical skills always make a good impression on the audience.


Entertainment Spotlight: Jest Jammin'

Jest Jammin' will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 25th at 2:00PM

Led by the Rev. Norman Fong, Jest Jammin' aka "Chinatown Soul Band", has entertained the public for 40 years. In 1968 Norman Fong, Brad Lum, & Ed Toy, got together with a couple of other friends, formed a band that was unnamed until 1971 when they added more members and officially called themselves Jest Jammin'. They are the last of the "Local Chinatown bands" from the 60's and 70's, and are still enjoying a popularity from an enthusiastic public. Comprised of "home grown" talent, Jest Jammin' has been performing their wide repertoire of music from the soulful 60's and 70's, including tunes from recent decades.  

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Entertainment Spotlight: Purple Silk Music

Purple Silk Music will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage. Schedule TBD

The Purple Silk Music Foundation, an Oakland-based nonprofit that provides a music education program for inner-city youth. Student members range from elementary to high school age and play pieces that reflect their high level of skill in playing their chosen Chinese musical instruments.

Many of the students are recent immigrants or first-generation Americans, and the orchestra offers a special connection between their origins and heritage and their life in the United States. Purple Silk Music performs at many local venues throughout the year. Increasingly, they are invited to perform outside of the San Francisco Bay Area, even abroad.