Inaugural Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase

04/14/2014 11:07 AM

Baton Rouge – LSU’s Asian American Ambassadors, or AAA, hosted the inaugural Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase on Friday, March 28, in the Royal Cotillion Balloon.  


The Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase was one of the first steps to establish public awareness of Asian culture on LSU’s campus. AAA produced an hour and half showcase that featured musical performances, dances, martial arts and a cultural fashion show. The show was hosted by AAA historian Jordan Dang and Public Relations Officer Catherine Nguyen.

Several LSU students performed in this event including Jourdan Ooi and Jennifer Kim, who both sang musical pieces, while Aamani Kura performed a traditional/modern Indian dance. Tim O’Young and Nathan Wang demonstrated two different forms of Kung Fu, which featured weapons that coincided with each form. The highlight of the show was the Vanh Hanh Lion Dance from New Orleans. This team of 14 people delighted audiences with their two lighted lions, monkey and Buddha dance.  

Isabelle Vea, president of AAA, said, “This year was definitely a group effort to produce the first Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase … I am absolutely looking forward to working on making the next showcase bigger and better this coming fall.”  

The Asian American Cultural Heritage Showcase was made possible thanks to the contribution of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Student Government and members of AAA.

For more information on the LSU Office of Multicultural Affairs, visit

Ernie  Ballard 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014