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Hapa-palooza is a cultural festival that celebrates mixed-roots arts and ideas. Now in its fourth year, Hapa-palooza is Canada’s largest festival celebrating and stimulating awareness of mixed heritage and hybrid identity.
Held annually in Vancouver, a diverse city that celebrates hybridity, synergy and acceptance, Hapa-palooza Festival embraces the word ‘Hapa,’ of Hawaiian origins, as a broad term for people identifying as having mixed heritage. Hosted by the Hybrid Ancestry Public Arts (HAPA) Society, Hapa-palooza Festival features an unprecedented array of mixed-heritage artists in the mediums of film, music, visual and literary arts.
This year’s festival welcomes all people to 7 free public events during September 23 to 28, 2014 including a festival first for Hapa-palooza, the Hapa-palooza Pop-Up shop & Hyphen Art Exhibit featuring photographer Hana Pesut and artists Jana Sasaki, Nargis Dhirani and Sunkosi Maya.