Karen celebrate New Year in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Karen traditional dance

Click here for video of Karen traditional dance.

The Karen people from Burma in this video, many of whom are refugees and who now call Fort Wayne, Indiana ‘home,’ gathered on January 30, 2011, to celebrate their New Year. This video showcases their traditional dance and music.

The 2:40-minute video is part of “Yearning to Breathe Free,” a documentary exhibition produced by John Gevers and NEW MEDIA BREW, Inc. It is copyrighted and all rights are reserved.

Still photographs from the video:

Karen traditional dance

Karen traditional dance

Karen traditional dance

Karen traditional dance

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One Response to “Karen celebrate New Year in Fort Wayne, Indiana”

  1. Gregory Fryzel Says:

    John,

    Their joy and pride is apparent—and colorful. Excellent work in capturing their spirit.

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