Bay Area Friends of Tibet



A Taste of Shangri-La: Cultural Fair Will Feature Music, Dance, Food, Films, and Handicrafts of Tibet
October 30, 2003

San Francisco, California October 30, 2003 - Experience a unique and exciting Saturday. Bay Area Friends of Tibet is hosting its 18th annual Tibet Day cultural fair at Fort Mason in San Francisco on November 15th from 11-6pm. $10 donation at the door for adults; children under 12 and seniors $5. Proceeds will assist Tibetan communities worldwide and also provide support for future Tibet educational events in the Bay Area.

Tibet Day promises to be the Bay Area's premiere celebration of Tibetan art, politics, culture and music! Opening blessings by high Tibetan Buddhist Lamas, live musical performances by world-famous Tibetan groups Chaksampa and Semshug Pundha, Tibetan thangka painting demo by renowned thangka painter, Jamyong Singye, traditional Tibetan song and dance by Tibetan Children's Chorus, 100s of Tibetan arts and crafts for sale, Tibetan movies including award-winning Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion, engaging political panel discussion on Chinese outreach, and delicious Tibetan food! There will also be free cake in celebration of Bay Area Friends of Tibet's 20th Anniversary.

The Bay Area is home to the 3rd largest Tibetan community in the US. This one day celebration will provide the public an opportunity to learn about the beautiful and intriguing culture of Tibet - a culture struggling to survive in exile. Tibetans young and old will present aspects of their ancient heritage. Bay Area Friends of Tibet invites you to experience a taste of Shangri-La.

Founded in 1983, BAFoT is a non-sectarian, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization and is the US West Coast's original Tibet support group. BAFoT educates the public about Tibet and the Tibetan people; organizes grassroots projects and events to benefit Tibetans locally and internationally. BAFoT organizes events in cooperation with local Tibetan groups including the Tibetan Association of Northern California, San Francisco Tibetan Youth Congress, Dalai Lama Foundation, Tibet Justice Center, Tibetan Nuns Project, Committee of 100 for Tibet, and Students for a Free Tibet.

For more information please contact: Giovanni Vassallo (415) 586-9267 Giovanni Vassallo

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