Paj ntaub "flower cloth" of the HMong
Persian Traditional Singing
Mel was born and raised in Vallejo, CA. He has been a martial artist since 1972. He teaches Balintawak Arnis, Filipino Martial Art, in the context of Philippine and Filipino culture and history. He’s is also the author of “Filipinos in Vallejo.” Mel is a member of the Mark of…
Aztec Peg-drum Making
Traditional Arts as Healing, Restorative Justice
Empowering underserved communities
Aztec music and dance
Site Visits with ACTA's 2019 Apprenticeship Cohort
From time beyond memory or record an intricate textile art clothed Hmong people. A distinguishing technique is elaborate reverse applique carefully cut into a top layer of cloth sewn back to reveal the layers below. Symmetrical designs have names such as elephant foot, spider web, and snail shell. They identify…
Iu-Mien Community Services, located in Sacramento, is dedicated to the support and development of healthy Iu-Mien families and communities through culturally responsive programs and services since 1994.  With approximately 15,000 Iu-Mien people in the greater Sacramento area, the impetus to start the organization grew from the…