PHOTOS: A Smithsonian Celebration of Asian Pacific Americans

The evening honored Asian Pacific Americans transforming culture, including Helene An & The An Family, the chef known as “the mother of fusion cuisine”; Hiroshima, the Grammy-nominated and first Asian American R&B jazz band; Jay Park, the multi-platinum global hip hop and R&B artist, choreographer, entrepreneur, and songwriterand Vivek Ranadive, the founder of TIBCO and owner of the Sacramento Kings.
The Party also featured special performances by Jay Park, Hiroshima, Crazy Rich Asians singer Katherine Ho and New York-based rock band Andy Suzuki & The Method. 
Guests included Terrence Howard, Debbie Allen, Norm Nixon, Congresswoman Maxine Waters; Janice Min, content executive of Quibi; Congressman Jimmy Gomez; Congresswoman Judy Chu; and more.

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