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Asians' Musical Mix Applauded at Texas Festivali
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Greg Flakus
March 26, 2015 11:37 PM
At the annual South by Southwest music festival last week in Austin, Texas, Asian groups were well-represented, playing rock, pop and hip hop. Some of these groups used traditional instruments and a mix of modern and ancient sounds. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Asians' Musical Mix Applauded at Texas Festival

At the annual South by Southwest music festival last week in Austin, Texas, Asian groups were well-represented, playing rock, pop and hip hop. Some of these groups used traditional instruments and a mix of modern and ancient sounds. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports.
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Video Young Filmmakers Shine Spotlight on Giving Back

A group of student filmmakers from across the United States joined President Barack Obama at the White House this month for the second annual White House Student Film Festival. Fifteen short films were officially selected from more than 1,500 entries by students aged 6 through 18. The filmmakers and their families then joined the president and a group of celebrities for a screening of their films. VOA’s Julie Taboh reports.
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Video At SXSW, Paraguayan Children Make Music From Trash

At this year's South by Southwest music and film festival in Austin, Texas, a group of teenage musicians from a slum in Paraguay made music and touched hearts with instruments made of trash. Their story is told in a documentary film, Landfill Harmonic, which also played at the film festival and won an audience response award. VOA’s Greg Flakus has more in this report from Austin.
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Video SXSW Festival Has International Impact

The annual South by Southwest Conference in the southern U.S. state of Texas will wrap up this weekend with more panel discussions, more film screenings and a lot more music. Tens of thousands of music fans, film buffs and high-tech entrepreneurs have crowded downtown streets since the event started on March 13, meeting up, networking and partying. As VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Austin, the business and the fun have an increasingly international flavor.

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