|Lao Traditions: Sa Ba Dee!|
When the Lao first came to Iowa, language was the biggest barrier. They feared Americans would neither understand their culture nor permit them to practice their traditions. Despite some prejudice, what they found was freedom - to go anywhere or say anything without fear of persecution. TOP
Festivals or "Boon"
Text by Khampheng Manirath and Riki Saltzman. Photos by Riki Saltzman, Rick March, Karen Heege. Music by Inpanh Thavonekham.