Northern Lao weaving and foodways
Persian Tar
  Madame Sosei Shizuye Matsumoto, master of Japanese Chado Tea Ceremony and longtime California traditional artist, passed away on February 22, 2019. She was 103 years old, and had served the traditional art of tea ceremony for most of her life.  Madame Matsumoto was…
Join us in kicking off this season of our Traditional Arts Roundtable Series (TARS)  in Los Angeles! Meet with traditional and community-based artists and supporters to share practices of ritual and improvisation that help us heal, connect, and build relationships across cultures. Beginning in 2008, ACTA’s Traditional…
  Professor, activist, and community leader, Dr. Dawn Mabalon, passed away unexpectedly earlier this month, just shy of her 47th birthday. As a historian and co-founder of the…
In this Sounds of California Bayview concert on April 29, 2018, our musical artists ponder displacement, migration, and creating a new sense of home. They musicians hail from the Bay Area’s African-American, Vietnamese, Kurdish, and Chicano communities. Sounds of California takes place in the heart of the Bayview-Hunter’s…