Southeast Asian Cultural Arts Festival
Saturday August 18, 2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
SEACAF is an annual celebration of Filipino and Southeast Asian cultural arts including martial arts, dance, song, music, dress and food. It is organized by instructors, performers, and students from a variety of different clubs, schools, and troupes.
Organization sponsors for 2012 were:
- Monsoon Society for the Cultural Arts of Southeast Asia (Monsoon)
- Eka Cooperative for Co-cultured Communities (Eka)
- Southeast Asian Cultural Heritage Society (SEACHS)
What a great day of training, performing, and hanging out! Check out the photos and videos below!
NOTE: There is also a longer 5 minute video of the same performances available at
Event ProgrammeThe festival ran from 10am to 5pm with 30 minutes for each presentation and 10 minutes in between. At 1pm there was a potluck BBQ featuring lots of ethnic food (with a performance from SEACHS Dance).
1000-1030 Tuhon Loki (maelstrom Martial Arts)- stick stretching 1040-1110 Guros Kevin Haaland / Tom Dy Tang - Kalis Ilustrisimo Repeticion Orihinal 1120-1150 Ajarn Steve Wilson – Krabi Krabong/Thai martial arts 1200-1230 Guro Brent Matsuda of Warrior Zen Martial Arts - Bahala Na Giron 1240-1300 I Made Kartawan of GGA – Gamelan Gender Wayang 1300-1340 Potluck BBQ w/ SEACHS dance performance 1340-1410 Guro Ed Wong (Urban Survival Systems)- modern pencak silat 1420-1450 Guro Louie Lindo (Ikatan Kali) – pencak silat of Cimande 1500-1530 Highland Gong Society – dance and gong performance 1530-1600 Guro John Soriano (Balintawak Cuentada Seattle) 1610-1640 Kathara Canada – tribal rhythms and dance presentation
Interested in volunteering at SEACAF in the future? Send email to volunteers(at)MonsoonSociety.org