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ASIAN ROAD SHOWS: New Zealand is getting ready to party, Eastern-style, when the 1999 Festival of Asia takes over Wellington from March 18 to 23. Treats in store include Japanese taiko drummers, Orissa temple dancers from India, Chinese puppeteers, stilt walkers and kitemasters, Sumatra's Batak minstrels, a jazz quartet from Macau, a traditional Korean samulnori performance, Singaporean opera singers and Philippine musician Joey Ayala. Program details are listed at

Other great spots to catch Asian arts outside Asia this month: London's British Museum is showing Stamford Raffles' private art collection, gathered during his Southeast Asian sojourn as the lieutenant governor of Java (and later as Singapore's founder), through April 18; Berlin's House of World Culture is displaying the work of ten young Vietnamese artists (March 23 to May 9); and Brisbane's Queensland Art Gallery is bringing "Indonesian Gold," featuring treasures from Jakarta's National Museum, to Australian art fans from March 26 to May 23.


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