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The 28th Annual
Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 22 & 23, 2015
10:00AM to 5:30PM


Entertainment Spotlight: IdeaBand

IdeaBand will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 22 at 12:00Noon

IdeaBand is a Chinese American band in the Bay Area specializing in popular rock music from the 70’s to current hits. Formed in 1992, the band’s name originates from a famous Taiwanese pub in the 70’s and 80’s called “The Idea House” (艾廸亞) where local musicians showed their talents. Ideaband is featured by 3 strong vocals – Jessica Shum, Jason Lau (+trumpet) and Fred Santos, together with Jesse Ku (lead guitar), Bass Chorng (keyboard), Herbert Chiu (drums), Glen Young (bass) and Alex Chuzo (backup vocal) . The band has performed in various events including weddings, dances, fundraisers, corporate/personal parties, and city-sponsored festivals.

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 Entertainment Spotlight: Harsanari Indonesian Dance Company

Harsanari Indonesian Dance Company will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Sunday August 23rd at 12:20AM

Harsanari specializes in dances from Sunda, West Java, Indonesia. From classical masked dances and dramas that enact the great Hindu epics the Mahabharata and the Ramayana to the contemporary folk dance forms that incorporate martial arts movements, Sundanese dance is rich and complex. It shows the influence of the many groups that have traded and settled in the area over the centuries, but remains uniquely distinctive, with its dynamic syncopated drumming patterns, quick wrist flicks, sensual hip movements, and fast shoulder and torso isolations.

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Entertainment Spotlight: Dakila

Dakila will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 22th at 4:00PM

Formed in the early 70’s in San Francisco,  Dakila is a legendary Latin rock group comprised predominantly of Filipino musicians.   The members of Dakila were just in their teens when they cut their self titled album on Epic Records in 1972.  In their heyday, they played legendary rock venues, as the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and the Whiskey A-Go-Go in LA and they shared the stage with the likes of Santana, Tower of Power, and Malo.   The band was short-lived however, as adulthood led members to go their separate ways.  Forty years later, the band reformed with three of its original members, made its triumphant return to the stage in 2013 at the Voices of Latin Rock Show at Bimbos 365 club in San Francisco, and have have since been playing at various venues and events around the Bay Area.  

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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 on Sunday August 23 at 1:40PM

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.

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