To ring in Chinese New Year, Affiliate Artist in Voice and Instructor Dr. Wanda Yang Temko wrote, produced, and hosted “The Year of the Pig: A Joyful Celebration” for KALW public radio in San Francisco. The hour-long special celebrates the holiday’s history, rituals, and traditions alongside traditional Chinese music.
The Chinese Lunar Year of the Pig begins on February 5, 2019. Its commemoration is rich with traditions and rituals observed in everything from food to clothing. Ancestors are honored, and peace and happiness are bestowed on family and friends.
Dr. Yang Temko has produced similar programs for nine of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.