Kalama Polynesian Dancers is a Professional Polynesian Entertainment Dance Group. They have performed throughout Colorado and all over the U.S. in private events and also public events for the Denver Broncos, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Dragon Boat and more! They are also affiliated with the Nonprofit Halau Kalama. Halau Kalama’s Dance Studio is located in Aurora, Colorado. They teach Hula, Tahitian, New Zealand, and Samoan dance to children and adults. They also teach speciality classes for Tahitian Drumming and Fire Knife Spinning. Their online platform is called Raqs Online where anyone all over the world can learn how to dance.
They are dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Native Pacific Islands’ culture and heritage through music, dance, language, and education. Members of Hālau Kalama collaborate and strive to entertain as well as enlighten all communities who wish to experience the “ALOHA SPIRIT.”
The video will be available throughout the month of April. Please take time to fill out the survey below. We would love to hear your feedback! Enjoy the performances!
Lentil Soup (Southern India)
A vegan lentil soup from southern India. No allergies of concern
(served with Naan and rice) Choice of:
Pork Vindaloo (Spicy) (Western India)
A spicy/tangy/sweet dish from western India is incredibly well balanced. The Sauce is chile-based with tamarind and vinegar. Allergies/aversions of concern: Meat
Chicken Biryani Hyderbad (South Central)
A nice and light chicken and rice dish that is sweet and savory with caramelized onions, yogurt, and some seasonings.Allergies/aversions of concern: Meat and Dairy
Paneer Korma (Northern India)
Sweet and savory with paneer cheese cooked in a creamy sauce consisting primarily of coconut, cashews, tomato, and cream. Allergies/aversions of concern: Dairy and nuts
Kheer (Northern India)
A light and fresh rice pudding with cardamom, coconut being the main flavors. The dish is garnished with almonds and pistachios, but these can be omitted upon request. Allergies/aversions of concern: Dairy and nuts
Hasan Minhaj was the host and creator of the weekly comedy show Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj that premiered on Netflix in October 2018. The series explored the modern cultural and political landscape with depth and sincerity through his unique comedic voice. The show received a 2019 Peabody Award, a 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Motion Design,” and was recognized for a 2020 Television Academy Honor.
In 2017, Minhaj earned rave reviews for his performance hosting the 2017 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and for his one-hour Netflix comedy special Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King, which earned him a 2018 Peabody Award. A first generation American, Minhaj joined The Daily Show with Jon Stewart as a correspondent in November 2014, where he was Jon’s last hire. He continued on in that role after Trevor Noah took over as host the following year and remained on the show through August 2018.
You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter @hasanminhaj
Zoom webinar link: https: https://zoom.us/j/98076561538
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Eriko Tsogo is a Mongolian American cross-disciplinary artist, art management professional and DACA recipient born on the steppes of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She is an alumni of Denver School of the Arts, having attained her B.F.A (2012) from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Tufts University. Eriko grew up in Budapest, Hungary and immigrated to the United States with her family in 1999.
Eriko has had numerous art shows, curatorial projects and art residencies throughout the United States and Mongolia. She has been the recipient of ACE Foundation scholarship (2008-2012), “Juuh” Honorarium by the Mongolian Ministry of Education Culture and Science (2016), Alliance for Artist Communities Fellowship in affiliation with The Joan Mitchell Foundation (2018), Denver Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs Mini Grant (2019, 2020), and City of Denver Office of Equity and Diversity grant (2019).
Since 2012, Eriko has worked as the Creative Director at the Mongolian Culture and Heritage Center of Colorado, where she oversees education, community engagement, and programming. She is a passionate advocate for advancing racial and cultural justice through the arts. Her animated short film “Tears of the Sky” premiered at the 2019 Colorado Dragon Film Festival. She was a guest speaker at the TEDxMileHigh RESET Adventure “Immigration In America” (Denver, 2018).
Eriko was one of twenty-five international Mongolian artists selected to be part of “Contemporary Mongolian Art Biennial: Innovating Tradition” (The World Bank in Washington, DC, 2019). She collaborated with Motus Theater for the “UndocuAmerica Performance & Media Project” (Boulder, 2019). Eriko was invited to participate in the 2019 “I Stand With Immigrants” program at the 2019 Miami Art Basel powered by FWD.us.
In 2021, Eriko and BETART Collective’s interactive art installation “Mongovoo” is due for permanent exhibition at the Meow Wolf Museum in Denver. She has served as Commissioner for the Office of Denver Commission of Cultural Affairs under Mayor B. Hancock from 2019-2020. Eriko is represented internationally by Tappan Collective in Los Angeles.
You can find more information at: www.erikotsogo.com
Zoom meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/91504025911?
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