Hapa-palooza Celebrates North America’s Fastest Growing Demographic

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Canada’s first and largest mixed roots festival, is back for its 6th year with free programming throughout Vancouver that celebrates mixed ancestry.

Hapa 2Established in 2011, by the Hybrid Ancestry Public Arts (HAPA) Society, Hapa-palooza Festival is a vibrant fusion of literature, film, music and dance performances that celebrate identity as a place of hybridity, synergy and acceptance.

Hapa 1The festival’s mandate is to cultivate community and dialogue among people identifying as having mixed heritage and most importantly, provide positive role models and venues for discourse for future generations of mixed youth.

Hapa 3Ultimately, Hapa-palooza is about bridging worlds, gathering community, celebrating diverse cultural heritage and having fun! From Sept. 23 – 25 there will celebrations, talks, comedy, writing workshops and performances throughout Vancouver. For more information on the Festival, or to view the full event schedule, visit the Hapa-palooza Festival website, HERE.

HAPA is a non-profit society dedicated to bringing public programming that explores and celebrates mixed heritage.

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