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Think Globally

With an eye on global influence, Spark meets artists who take creative cues from tradition, history and cultural intersections.

Follow two groups as they compete for a chance to perform in this year's Ethnic Dance Festival.

Wanderlust photographer Lisa Kristine focuses on the world's myriad indigenous populations.

Filipino American artist Michael Arcega uses history (and Manila paper) as source material to critique and comment.

San Francisco's newest art and cultural institution, the Museum of the African Diaspora, enlightens viewers with exhibitions centered on the African American experience.

[Original air date: Wed, Apr 12, 2006]

This program is not currently scheduled for broadcast.



Featured Profiles:

Lisa Kristine

Travel with Lisa Kristine who photographs people around the world.

Michael Arcega

Exchange puns with Filipino American artist Michael Arcega as he comments wryly on history.

San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival

Witness the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat as groups compete to perform in the 2006 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival.

MoAD (Museum of the African Diaspora)

Visit Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco's Yerba Buena arts district.

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