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Tenzin Choekyi and David Maranan performing live at Road to Asia 2012 October 26, 2012

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DreBu is proud to present performance artist Tenzin Choekyi at the annual Road to Asia event by JCCC. It is a weekend of performance, food and music that celebrates diverse cultures of Asia meeting in Canada. Choekyi is accompanied by David Maranan on guitar and they will perform a Tibetan song, “Rewa” (a song by Pemtsi) on Sunday, November 4th.

It is a festive occasion for all ages to come out and have a wonderful time!

DreBu is happy to share some free tickets. Just click on the file below and print it out.

DreBu Free Passes for Road to Asia

Each pass will admit two for either Saturday or Sunday. Feel free to distribute them to your network. See you there!


DreBu showcases Tibetan art and performance at Road to Asia 2010 February 27, 2011

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Over 3000 people from all over GTA enjoyed Road to Asia 2010 festival during its 10th anniversary weekend on Nov 6th and 7th . DreBu was happy to be part of  the best of Asian cultures sharing our traditions and arts through music, performance and food.

Tsetan Lhudrup was the featured performing artist for the Tibetan cultural music and dance; he performed a couple of popular songs on his dranyen.

DreBu organized an art demonstration using  a cyclindrical pillar-like model (paper board material) where Tibetan architectural and  colorful motifs are put up with  sculptural clay material using the art of Tibetan butter sculpture known as “KarGyen” in Tibetan. Throughout the festival weekend, Ngawang and Kalsang worked on it from scratch; drawing the design sketch first and then laying and filling them out with the colorful clay. The completed peice will be displayed in 2011.

DreBu sold Tibetan momos and noodles to raise funds in order to meet with the participation expenses to pay our artists and performers. The participants were appreciative of the authentic taste of the beef and vegetarian dumplings!

DreBu believes in supporting our professional artists by compensating for their works which encourages them to continue to work in their artistic skills and to pass on the knowledge through sharing with the younger generation members of the communities and the  public at large.

We would like to thank Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre for hosting such an important and wonderful cultural festival which is apolitical by nature and open to all Asian cultures for fostering sharing/collaboration of our artistic traditions contributing to the diversity of Canada and the world. And special thanks to Christine Takasaki for being such an untiring and gracious co-ordinator of this annual event. (photo with Christine!)

Last but not the least, DreBu thank all the volunteers to make our participation at the 10th Road to Asia a success!  Thank you to Jamyang Dorjee, Lobsang Rapten, Norbu Samten Naftel, Tenzin Pelmo, Tenzin Namsel, Norbu Dhundup and Tsering Dickyi.

We look forward to coming back in 2011 with a surprise presentation.

Copyright 2009-2011, DreBu. All rights reserved.

Road to Asia Festival 2010 October 30, 2010

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DreBu is excited to participate in this year’s Road to Asia festival at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

When: Saturday, November 6 and Sunday, November 7
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto, ON M3C 1Z5

Direction by bus:
Take the #100 (Flemingdon) bus
from Eglinton or Broadview subway station

The Road to Asia Festival 2010 is a two-day festival celebrating the richness and exciting diversity of Asian culture, all under one roof. The festival creates a thriving multicultural atmosphere in which individual cultures are highlighted through their traditional Food, Arts and Crafts, Music, Dance and Martial Arts.

Last year’s festival created a rich mix of the cultures of 9 different Asian nations and was visited by approximately 3,000 people. We are hoping to see all of our previous participants returning this year including Myanmar, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, India, Tibet, Taiwan, and, of course, Japan. We hope to celebrate this fantastic milestone with more of everything that makes The Road to Asia Festival so much fun.

Free advance Tickets! (pay $ 5 at gate)
Each ticket admits two and can be used for either Saturday or Sunday.
Pick up at two locations in Parkdale:

1. Tibet Kitchen 1544 Queen St. W.

2. The Mascot (Cafe) 1267 Queen St W
(416) 533-2888

Note: Those who live far from Parkdale can email us for free electronic passes.

Hope to see you there! Kalsang & Gelek

Copyrights 2009-2011 DreBu. All rights reserved.

Drebu presents: Tibetan Art and Performance at Road to Asia Festival October 24, 2009

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Drebu represents Tibet at the…

Road to Asia Festival 2009

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7 & 8

11 am – 5 pm
Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
6 Garamond Court, Toronto [map]

road to asia 09 poster

We’re excited to announce that Drebu will be participating at the Road to Asia Festival 2009. On Saturday, Nov. 7, we will feature Tibetan dances and songs by Tibetan youth artists who will be playing dranyen and flute. On Sunday, we will be presenting a ritual by Tibetan monks using traditional monastic instruments.

We will also be coordinating Tibetan artists who will be engaging the public, especially children, to paint Tibetan motifs and designs throughout the festival weekend. The artists will also demonstrate Tibetan sculptural art with colorful clay.

JCCC is organizing  a painting contest for children up to 12 years old. Drebu is happy to coordinate the contest for Parkdale area and Tibetan community. Download the copy with instructions below: click on the link; you can print it and let your child colour it.

Please drop off the completed coloring sheet with your child’s name and your email address at Tibet Kitchen (attn: Drebu) by Thursday, Nov. 5th, 6 pm.

Tibet Kitchen, 1544 Queen St. W. 416-913-8726

Children’s colouring sheet with instructions

Winners will be announced by November 13th, Friday via email.

You can also pick up free passes to the festival at Tibet Kitchen. First come first serve. The price otherwise is $5 for each day at the centre. Please spread the word.

So come join us. Enjoy the diversity of our Asian cultures, partake in the activities, have some delicious food, and be proud of the fact that Tibet and Tibetan culture is front and centre in community events such as this.

The road to Asia Festival 2009 is a two-day festival celebrating the richness and exciting diversity of Asian culture. The festival creates a thriving multicultural atmosphere which highlights Asian cultures through traditional Food, Arts and Crafts, Music, Dance and Martial Arts. All under one roof.

The festival is organized by the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre.

Drebu would like to thank JCCC, as well as the following sponsors for supporting our participation at this fun festival, and helping promote Tibetan arts and culture in Toronto:

Mr. Phuntsok,
Sales Representative,
Homelife/Miracle Realty Ltd.

Mr. Tseten T. Badheytsang
Managing Director,

Ms. Purna Ghimery,
Sales Representative,
Homelife/United Realty Inc.

Ms. T. Constance Nakatsu,
Barrister and Solicitor

Mr. Sonam Gyaltsen Shalung,
Sales Representative,
People’s Choice Realty Inc.

Mr. Tenzin Khedup,
Real Estant Agent/Sales Representative
Century 21/People’s Choice

See you there!

Kalsang Dolma and Gelek Badheytsang