CAPA is hosting festivals at TWO sites this year!
Richard Alan Chen
Chi’en attended Columbia University and began his journalism career in 1993 at NBC News, working his way up as a Producer for NBC’s Nightly News with Tom Brokaw and as a New York Bureau Producer for the Today Show. Also a member of the Specials Unit, he covered several high profile events from hurricanes to plane crashes to major trials including the crash
of TWA flight #800 and the Megan Kanka murder trial. His other assignments there include the Oklahoma City Bombing, the arrest and subsequent trial of O.J. Simpson and election coverage for Decision ’94, ’96. In 1998 Chi’en left the producing ranks to join New York 1 in New York as a Reporter. During his 4 years there he covered a variety of subjects, from hard news to features, to investigative work. While he found an expertise in transportation, the September 11th attacks and the clergy sex abuse scandal took over a bulk of his work in his later years there. In 2002 Chi’en moved to Boston as a General Assignment Reporter for WFXT Fox 25, eventually returning to New York for WCBS-TV as a General Assignment Correspondent. During his time there he covered national and international events such as Hurricane Frances and the devastating Tsunami in South East Asia.
5 in 2009 as a general assignment reporter from sister station WWOR/My9, where he served as a general assignment and investigative reporter since 2008. Previously, Chang worked at WCBS-TV where he served in the same capacity. Prior to that, he was a reporter with WNBC. On 9/11, he was the first reporter to inform the public on the number of causalities that day quoting Mayor Giuliani and city officials. Chang joined WNBC from WNYC-TV, where he was host of his own talk show, New York Hotline. Before he began his on-air career, he was an investigative producer at ABC News. Chang is the recipient of numerous awards. In 1996, he won the prestigious Peabody Award for a series of reports he filed on accused drug-dealing murderers. In 2004, he won a New York Press Club award for his reports on a shooting at City Hall. He received an Edward R. Murrow Award in 2005 for a piece exposing police officers using a helicopter and high tech infra-red equipment to spy on private citizens. Chang is especially proud of discovering the four witnesses to the 1963 murder of Medgar Evers, which led to the reopening of that famous case. Chang has also won five Emmys; the Philadelphia, Denver and Detroit Press Association awards; and, the Associated Press and United Press International awards.Very active in Asian-American community affairs, Chang was both a national and local New York Board member of the Asian-American Journalists Association. Chang also has been published in a number of magazines, including the Sunday New York Times and The Detroit News.
Ti-Hua Chang – Report, WNYW
He is currently a general assignment and investigative reporter for WNYW, the FOX affiliate in New York. Before joining WCBS in 2005, Chang worked as a general assignment/investigative TV reporter at WNBC-TV. Prior to that, he was the host of his own talk show, New York Hotline on WNYC-TV. Chang also worked as an investigative producer at ABC News and as a reporter at WLOX in Biloxi, Mississippi, KYW-TV in Philadelphia, KUSA in Denver and WJBK in Detroit.Chang is a native New Yorker, and grew up on the Upper West Side. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania (1972) and a Master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1977).In 1996, Chang won the George Foster Peabody Award for his news documentary “Passport to Kill”. The series of reports tracked suspected killers of children and cops who fled to the Dominican Republic, where they were protected by outdated extradition laws. The laws were changed in 2006.
Pei-Sze Cheng – Reporter; WNBC 4 New York
Emmy Award winning reporter Pei-Sze Cheng joined News 4 New York in April 2005 from WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut where she served as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Cheng began her broadcasting career in 2001 as an on-camera Metro Traffic and Weather reporter in Woodbury, New York and was a reporter at News 12 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Cheng, a 2009 Emmy Award winner for Outstanding On-Camera Talent: General Assignment Reporter, reports for newscasts across all NBC 4 New York platforms and covers a wide range of stories in the tri-state area. She has reported on the Bernie Madoff Ponzi Scheme, the Times Square Bomb Plot and the “Miracle on the Hudson” Airplane Crash landing in the Hudson River.
A trusted reporter with strong community ties, she is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and was recognized by the Asian American and Pacific Islanders Association during their heritage month celebration.
Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Columbia University. A native of Dix Hills, New York, Cheng and her family reside in Manhattan.
Rockwell (“Rocky”) Chin – Civil Rights Attorney, AAYA
Katherine Creag – General Assignment Reporter, NBC 4 New York
Katherine Creag joined NBC News 4 New York as a general assignment reporter in January 2011. You can see her reports as early as 4:30 a.m. on newscasts of Today in New York as well as on the noon and evening newscasts.
Prior to joining NBC 4 New York, Creag served as a reporter at WNYW/Fox 5 for five years. She previously worked at KDFW/ Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas, WSOC in Charlotte, North Carolina and WTVH in Syracuse, New York. Creag has won two Emmy, Associated Press and Edward R. Murrow awards for her breaking news and continuing coverage.
Creag attended New York University where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Journalism. While at NYU, she edited the school newspaper and interned at various networks. She began her career at NY 1.
As a Manila, Philippines native, Creag is fluent in Tagalog and represents NBC 4 New York as a host at various tri-state area Filipino community events. In addition, she takes part in charity events for the American Cancer Society and United Way.
In her spare time, Creag relishes spending time with her husband and two kids.
To read more about Katherine Creag please log on to: nbcnewyork.com and follow Katherine on Twitter @KatCreag4NY.
Betty Lo, VP Public Affairs, Nielsen
Experienced in leading multicultural global teams, Betty serves with integrity and leverage skills in strategy development, change management, public affairs, communications/PR, planning, and partnership management to help organizations through transformational change and unlock the trapped capacity for growth. Betty is a strategic yet analytical decision-maker skilled at finding innovative solutions to business issues and an expert in building long-term partnerships and alignment based on integrity and trust. / Betty Lo is vice president of public affairs for The Nielsen Company and works with community leaders, media, entertainment and consumer businesses to promote Nielsen’s education, philanthropic, and public affairs initiatives in the community. Betty has 18 years of experience leading multinational CPGs in communications/PR, organizational development, change management, process improvement and building Asian-American business opportunities to increase organizational productivity and profitability. She has helped organizations through transformational change to unlock the trapped capacity for growth and is experienced in leading multicultural and cross-functional
global teams. Betty is skilled in building collaborative, win-win partnerships across various internal and external, non-profit, NGO and governmental organizations.
Prior to joining Nielsen, Betty served as the Organizational Development/ Change Management Lead at Newell-Rubbermaid, supporting Global Supply Chain and Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) functions. She started her career with The Coca-Cola Company and spent 15 years in various roles of increased responsibility with The McDonald’s Division, Corporate Communications, USA Operations Marketing, Finance and Global IT. She has worked with some of the world’s well know global brands including Coca-Cola®, dietCoke®, Sprite®, Fanta®, Minute Maid®, Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Dymo®, Waterman®, Parker®, and Goody®.
Betty is an active leader in the Asian-American community and is currently President and Chair of the Board of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)-Atlanta chapter having served in various leadership roles. She also served as the co-chair of the 2007 NAAAP National Convention and worked with the White House to coordinate community events. Betty served on the executive committees of Coca-Cola’s Women’s Forum, Coca-Cola’s Asian Employee Business Resource Group and Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) – Georgia.
Betty received her bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan College and received her Executive MBA at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School .
Betty had the distinct honor of being selected by her colleagues as a torchbearer representing Coca-Cola during the 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympic Torch Relay. In her downtime you can find Betty travelling and exploring the wonderful cultures of the world with her husband and daughter.
Asian Traditional Folk Artists presented by Asian American Arts Centre – AAAC
Robert Lee Exec. Director/Curator
111 Norfolk St, NYC 10002
The Art of Mehadni
Dough figurine master artist
of vitality in the scenes and characters of his work. His work include the famous mythological characters such as the Monkey King from “Journey to the West”, the Eight Immortals and the Goddess of Mercy. He has also won numerous awards for his designs including First Place in the Zhejiang Provincial Competition for Best Design. He has recently completed a model of the Brooklyn Bridge.
TIBETAN JEWELRY DESIGNER AND FOLK SINGER
Ming Liang Lu
Master papercutter of portraits
Karen K. Ahn
Maedeup (Koraen Ornamental Knotting)
Shao-Hua Yu & Wang Wai
Grass Animal artist
Artists, Talents and Performers
Ajna Dance Company
Indian Dance – Bollywood & Classical of our pieces include music that has been carefully curated and paired with Minila’s signature choreography, which blends the traditions of classical Indian and folk dance with Bollywood and other contemporary movement. The objective is to entertain, educate and inspire.
We are a performance company focused on Classical Indian, Bollywood and Indian folk dance. We teach classes in New York and offer professional performances an choreography. The Ajna Performance Company was created to deliver visually stunning, culturally rich performances that engage and inspire. Each
An emerging dance company in New York City and offer visually stunning performances incorporating classical Indian dance and modern/contemporary movement with the flair of Bollywood. You will not be disappointed!
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of our pieces include music that has been carefully curated and paired with Minila’s signature choreography, which blends the traditions of classical Indian and folk dance with Bollywood and other contemporary movement. The objective is to entertain, educate and inspire.
most recently, was a finalist in Kollaboration New York’s 7. Realizing that performing is her passion, she has since decided to seriously pursue music. Bea recently started posting videos to YouTube, collaborating with other musicians, and has since received an overwhelming response with a fast-growing audience. She continues to keep performing, develop her unique sound, and win over hearts with every show and video! Her musical influences include Marina & The Diamonds, Elle Varner, Demi Lovato, Mariah Carey, and Jazmine Sullivan. Check her out on YouTube: http://youtube.com/yobeago
Blue Dragon Demo Team
CCBA New York Chinese School Crimson Kings Drum Corps
We are a year-round safe and productive music activity for youths between 10 and 22 years old rooted in the Drum Corps tradition. We welcome youths no matter what kind of musical or lack of musical experience one may have. Free music lessons are offered in New York’s Chinatown every Friday and Sunday in drumming, fifes (like flute), and brass (horns). If your interested in knowing more about our organization or joining, please visit our website on Crimsonkings.com or come visit us on our rehearsal times, Fridays from 6-8pm, Sundays from 11:30-3:30pm, 62 Mott Street, Room 408 New York, NY 10013
Gao’s Kung Fu Academy
HIP(Home Island Project)
Ho Yeen Kung Fu Federation
Ho Yeen has been studying kung fu under Grandmaster Tak Wah Eng for 23 years. He teaches a combination of kung fu that includes (but not limited to) Five Animals, and Shaolin. Classes are designed to develop the mind, body, and spirit. Currently Ho Yeen travels from location to location teaching classes to the public. If you would like to learn more about training and schedule of classes please log on to, and “like” facebook.com/HoYeenKungFu.
I Love Dance
The biggest and hottest Kpop Dance/Hip Hop Dance Crew in NYC.
I LOVE DANCE is the most popular kpop dance class/club in New York City! Check out their fun, energetic, and exciting classes which have a collection of really cool people who truly create a warm and friendly environment. To find out more about I LOVE DANCE, please visit their website at www.ilovedance.us
On Saturday, May 11th, I LOVE DANCE will have their 3rd annual student showcase at the Riverside Theatre. About 50 dancers will perform 20 different Kpop and Hip Hop dance pieces. They prepare for 4 months to put up the best show! For more information please visit their website at www.ilovedance.us
Ki-yo (well-known as KIYOTAKA in Japan) started playing piano at the age of five with a passion for music that has remained throughout his life. Amazingly, he does the whole process of making music by himself.
Early on, he was moved by the classical variations of Frederic Chopin and Maurice Ravel, and the jazz stylings of Nina Simone, Bill Evans, Nat King Cole, and Diana Krall. As he got older, pop music legends, Billy Joel, Elton John, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, as well as soul music icons, Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, and Luther Vandross were his inspiration.
Ki-yo was discovered at the age of 16, and released his first single, “No No No” at age 17. It was immediately put into heavy rotation on 17 major radio stations in Japan – a record for a new artist. His third single, “The Only One”, sold over 350,000 copies, and his debut album, “I’ll Be There”, reached Number 7 on the Japan Pop Chart its first week. That same year, Ki-yo received the “ALL JAPAN REQUEST AWARD”, and the “JFN LISTENER’S AWARD”.
Currently, Ki-yo’s total album sales have reached over one million copies. He has appeared live at a number of festivals, such as the “JOUNETSU TAIRIKU SPECIAL LIVE SUMMER TIME BONANZA” before over 40,000 people. Ki-yo expanded his reach by co-writing the score and serving as Music Director for “Seven Seas”, the musical theatre production in Tokyo. Seeking inspiration and a more global perspective on music, Ki-yo moved to New York in 2010 and became a lead singer of the “Harlem Japanese Gospel Choir”, which took first place, out of 40,000 entries, in the McDonald’s Gospel Festival in 2010 – the first time in history for an internationally assembled Gospel group. After their win, the Choir was invited to perform as the first ever, Japanese guest performers at the Apollo Theater.
Recently in New York, Ki-yo has appeared Off-Broadway in the musical, “Black Nativity Now” and has graciously supported the IKO Kyokushinkaikan by performing the USA National Anthem at “The 2010 and 2011 ALL AMERICAN OPEN INTERNATIONAL KARATE CHAMPIONSHIPS”. Ki-yo’s international debut single, “#1″, topped the Amazon Japan Pop Chart in 3 different categories (MP3 total sales, Pop, and R&B/Soul). And his second single “Dear All My Loves”, 3rd single “Spend My Life With You”, and 4th “Need Somebody Tonight” became number one as well. This year, he has been working in Manhattan, NY on his eagerly awaited, 1st international studio album. Ki-yo was born and raised in Sendai, Japan, the region on the Pacific Ocean directly hit by the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami of 3/11/11. In the aftermath of the disaster last year, Ki-yo has been working with aid charities in Japan and in the USA, to raise funds and give hope through music, for the people of his community in Sendai, to help recover and rebuild.
Lotus Music and Dance
Lei Pasifika – Hula & Tahitian Kinding Sindaw – Philippines Korean Ukulele ensemble
Makalina Gallahger, Arts In Education Coordinator
212-627-1076 x 11
Pop, rock, alt & folk Muscian
Mariko has performed at LAUNCH Music Conference and The Yellow Phone Music Conference. She has performed at countless venues across the northeast including the Apple Store in Boston to promote the release of her EP, ON WITH THE SHOW. She has appeared on ABC and Fox television stations in Pennsylvania and Connecticut to interview and perform her original music. WHDA FM, a NJ rock radio station has aired her single. This past summer she played on the Vans Warped Tour 2012, where Music Choice interviewed her about her new EP and Warped Tour experience. Most recently Mariko was asked to perform at Summerfest 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (notably known as the world’s largest music festival.)
Her combination of honest, soulful singing and her upbeat, addictive rock riffs prove that her music is just as original as it is entertaining.
Moy Yat Ving Tsing
Chinese martial art deals with short distance combat.
Neo Blues Maki
Norman Chin Southern Praying Mantis School
Polynesian Dance Productions
Magician – The Astonishing Asian
South Pacific Island Dancers
Spring Swallow Dance Troupe
Rapper/DJ/Producer with styles in Electronic/Hip Hop/Rock
The Exotic Experiment
Electronica Music meets Eastern Influences
An international renowned Erhu fronted instrumental prog-rock band from the New York city. The Hsu-Nami. Integrates an amplified electric ”erhu”, a tweaked two-string spike fiddle used in Chinese classical and folk music, into a rock lineup. The band typically compose lengthy erhu melodic-based instrumental pieces that feature dynamic contrast, heavy guitar riffs, melodic bass guitar lines and trading solo. Part of the new-fusion rock movement, the Hsu-Nami redefines the 1960s and 1970s progressive fusion rock.
Hsu-Nami’s music was featured in the 2008 Summer Olympic in Beijing. The track “Rising of the sun” was the theme music represen theme.
The Jack Lords Orchestra
The Jack Lords Orchestra released their second CD “Rides” in May 2012; available on iTunes & CDBaby.
Viennie V and DJ K Ho
Top 40 dance singer and DJ (along with dancers)
WuTang Kung Fu
Ya Han Chang
Recently performed at Taiwan Rocks Event (late 2012 in Flushing, New York) and presently appearing at IchiUmi Japanese restaurant in NYC. / Ya Han Chang was born and raised in Taichung, Taiwan. After receiving her BFA and MA degrees in vocal performance (with a specialization in Opera) from the prestigious Taipei National University of the Arts, she moved to New York in 2007 to further pursue her career in musical theatre. A proud graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Ya Han is highly sought after on the regional theatre circuit, particularly in productions of The King and I and Miss Saigon. The name Ya Han Chang is also very familiar to Taiwanese audiences. In 2004, she was handpicked by Dreamworks Pictures- China to record the song “Hero”, used in the film Shrek 2. She is also a company member and lead singer of the highly acclaimed and award-winning a capella group, Semiscon and has now expanded her horizons to include a new career as a vocal recording and performance artist in the clubs, restaurant and cabarets in the New York Metropolitan area, as well.