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The 26th Annual
Oakland Chinatown Streetfest
August 24 & 25, 2013
10:00AM to 5:30PM

Entertainment Spotlight: China's Spirit Music Ensemble

China's Spirit Music Ensemble will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Saturday August 24th at 1:00PM

China's Spirit Music Ensemble (CSME) was founded in 2003 and directed by Wei Hou, Chinese wind instrumentalist, and Winnie Wong, guzheng soloist.  Through the past years, CSME’s hard work has earned them much recognition in the world or performing arts. Their students have been invited to perform for corporate functions, educational events, festivals and the annual Youth Arts Festival which selects their performing groups through audition only. Their performance and discipline on and off stage has earned them a respected place in the public’s heart. Their members are diverse in age, culture and experience; however through the training of Will Hou and Winnie Wong, they are united through their passion for beautiful music.

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 Entertainment Spotlight: Jest Jammin'

Jest Jammin' will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Sunday, August 26, 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: Hai Yan Jackson Dance Company

The Hai Yan Jackson Dance Company will be appearing at the StreetFest Cultural Stage on Saturday August 24 at 3:30PM

The Hai Yan Jackson Chinese Dance Company was established in 2007 to promote the development, advancement, and appreciation of Chinese dance and culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Hai Yan Jackson Dance repertoire displays a wide range, from beginning to to advanced level training Chinese Classical and Folk dance styles, ethnic dance, along with adaptations of Ballet and Modern Jazz are displayed concurrently with thought provoking contemporary work. The expressive movement of the hand and wrist is emphasized along with the use of props like the fan, ribbon, scarf, hat, and handkerchief.

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