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The 30th Annual
Oakland Chinatown StreetFest
August 26 & 27, 2017
10:00AM to 5:00PM



Entertainment Spotlight: IdeaBand

IdeaBand will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 26 at 11:30AM

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 Taipei 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, Eunice Felise and Fred Santos, together with Jesse Ku (lead guitar), Bass Chorng (keyboard), Herbert Chiu (drums), Glen Young (bass). The band has performed in various events including Fremont Festival of Arts, Oakland Chinatown StreetFest, weddings, fundraising dances, corporate/personal parties, and other  city-sponsored festivals.

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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 27 at 11:40AM

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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Entertainment Spotlight: Jest Jammin'

Jest Jammin' will be appearing at the StreetFest Popular Stage on Saturday August 27th 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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