Chatham Community Library to Host Nippon Triangle Choir Club Performance
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month the Chatham Community Library will host a performance by the Nippon Triangle Choir Club on Saturday, May 5, from 10:00 -11:00 am in the Holmes Meeting Room.
The Nippon Club of the Triangle was founded in 1990 as a nonprofit organization run by all volunteers, and committed to providing intercultural programs and activities in the Triangle area. The Club’s major goal is to foster deeper cultural understandings between Japanese and Americans. To achieve this goal, the Club promotes US-Japan cultural exchange and conducts local service activities. The Choir Club uses music and harmony to share Japanese songs to introduce Japanese culture.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates the culture, traditions, and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. A joint resolution for the celebration was signed into law on October 5, 1978 by President Jimmy Carter.
This event is free and open to the public. Funding for this program is made possible by the generous support of the Friends of the Chatham Community Library.