“To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.” Henry David Thoreau

The Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) is dedicated to strengthening Asian American artists and arts/cultural groups in New York City so it was with great pride that Marina and I performed at their 30th Anniversary Gala with honorees Deepak Chopra (author), Vishakha N. Desai (CEO of Asia Society), Fred Ho (Baritone Saxophonist), and Christine Toy Johnson (Actor, Playwright, Filmmaker.)

I had attended prior a4 galas but never dreamed of being an “artist” at this wonderful event. It was amazing to be invited, but even doubly so since Marina and I were asked to open and close the program. It was a privilege to present authentic Hawaiian music and hula to supporters of the arts in New York City. What a lovely evening.┬áThank you to the a4 board members, honorees, and guests.

http://aaartsalliance.org/page/30th-anniversary-gala-honoree-performer-bios

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