A wide variety of musical traditions from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Indonesia make up this category in our collection. Depending on the location, dominant instruments may include zithers, dulcimers, flutes, gongs, cymbals, bells, or drums. Music from this region can be found in a number of Asian communities within Florida’s major cities. Performers of East and Southeast Asian music in the Folklife Collection include Ann Yao (Chinese), Pham Duy (Vietnam), and the Knights of Rizal Chorale (Philippines).
Toshiko Mishima and Shizue Baba at the 1958 Florida Folk Festival - T77-73
Ann Yao at the 1994 Florida Folk Festival - D94-39
Matsuriza at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival - D98-53
Peng Lu at the 1998 Florida Folk Festival - D98-33
Knights of Rizal Chorale at the 1997 Florida Folk Festival - D97-4