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  Apala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Apala is a musical genre, originally derived from the Yoruba people of Nigeria.
It is a percussion-based style that developed in the late 1930s, when it was used to wake worshippers after fasting during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Haruna Ishola is undoubtedly the most well-known performer of apala in Nigerian history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Apala   (136 words)

 Apala Basu (Sen)
Apala Basu's “Bandhu Raho Raho Saathe” was one of the finest interpretations of this song made famous by legendary singers.
Apala Basu was superb in Kakhon Basanto Gelo.
Apala Basu made a commendable effort as organiser, director and composer of the entire programme.
www.calcuttayellowpages.com /adver/103009c.html   (572 words)

 Apala Basu
For formal training in 'Rabindrasangeet' her father admitted young Apala in 'Surangama' from where she stood first in 'Rabindrasangeet' and 'Raagsangeet' in 1980.
In 1989, Apala was among the few coveted winners of 'Dakshinee Purashkar' from the premiere 'Rabindrasangeet' institution 'Dakshinee'.
Apala's selections included multifaceted gems from 'gurudev's compositions and were executed to perfection, wringing out the mood of each song from the core of her heart and raising to unassailable heights.
www.calcuttayellowpages.com /adver/104080b.html   (703 words)

 History of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance - APALA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA further set out to defend and advocate for the civil and human rights of AAPIs, immigrants, and people of color and to develop ties with international labor organizations, especially in Asia and the Pacific.
APALA participated in APIA Vote 1996 and led the national, non-partisan APALA Vote 2000, focusing on voter registration, voter education, and get-out-the-vote projects to ensure voter turnout among AAPIs.
APALA participates in broader immigrant rights work through membership with the National Immigration Forum, is a member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and the National Hate Crimes Coalition.
www.apalanet.org /history.html   (1765 words)

 apala: Afropop Style -- Nigeria, West Africa
Apala is 20th century percussion and voice music of Yoruba Muslims in Nigeria.
The agidigbo is a hollow lamellophone (thumb piano) that is both plucked and struck, often by the lead singer in an apala ensemble.
Apala's greatest popularizer was no doubt the celebrated praise singer Haruna Ishola, who recorded and sold millions of records between 1955 and his death in 1983.
www.afropop.org /explore/style_info/ID/45/apala   (407 words)

 APALA Convention Elects New Officers and Calls for An Action Plan to   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
At the convention, the APALA 2003-05 Executive Board submitted and unanimously recommended a resolution calling for the Executive Board to develop an Action Plan to promote the participation and leadership of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans within the labor movement and a comprehensive strategy to organize Asian and Pacific Islander Americans into unions.
As part of this Action Plan, the officers of APALA will appoint a special committee of current and former APALA officers and board members to thoroughly review and consider amending the APALA constitution and to develop the plan by early 2006 before the first board meeting of the year.
APALA was founded in 1992 and is the first and only organization of Asian and Pacific Islander American union members and supporters of the labor movement.
www.asianfortune.com /oct05/articles/APALA%20Convention%20Elects%20New%20Officers%20and%20Calls%20for%20An%20Action%20Plan%20to.htm   (714 words)

 Our Team - Management
Apala is without question the most experienced usability professional in India.
Apala is one of the world's leaders in cross cultural design.
Apala is currently working on methods for originating new technology products for emerging markets.
www.humanfactors.com /about/Apala.asp   (586 words)

 People's Weekly World Newspaper Online - China unions take on organizing challenge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Organizing workers in the private sector is a new challenge to the massive Chinese trade union movement, according to Zhang Hongzun, chairman of China’s 22-million-member Educational, Scientific, Cultural, and Medical Workers Union.
Zhang was impressed with the militancy and dynamism of the delegates at the APALA convention.
APALA has sponsored delegations of U.S. unionists to visit their Chinese counterparts.
www.pww.org /article/articleprint/4489   (502 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The fact sheets were produced as a joint project of APALA and NAPAWF.
This summer APALA and NAPAWF offered a joint internship to address issues of concern to AAPI women and to respond to the overwhelming lack of information and data on AAPI women.
Since its inception, APALA has been committed to organizing the unorganized, mobilizing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community for political action and mobilization, advocating for worker rights, civil rights, and immigrant rights, and building alliances between labor and community.
www.scanews.com /spot/2003/january/s646/english-news/apala-news.txt   (408 words)

 Cover Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
From left to right are: Kent Wong, APALA president; Matt Finucane, executive director; Richard Trumka, secretary-treasurer of the AFL-CIO; Art Pulaski, secretary-treasurer of the California State Federation; San Francisco Supervisor Mabel Teng; and Patricia Lee, deputy director of the AFL-CIO Western Region.
Five years ago, APALA had about a dozen full-time organizers; there are now 72, and that number is expected to increase as the labor organization puts more resources to organizing.
Finucane said APALA will continue to be a voice for APAs in the labor movement and push for the adoption of the same civil- and immigrant-rights agenda as in the past five years.
www.asianweek.com /081597/feature.html   (1453 words)

Founded in 1980, the Asian/Pacific Librarians Association (APALA) was incorporated in Illinois in 1981 and formally affiliated with the American Library Association (ALA) in 1982.
A predecessor of APALA, the Asian American Librarians Caucus (AALC), was organized in 1975 as a discussion group of the ALA Office for Library Outreach Services reflecting the interest in library services to minority communities and professional support of librarians of minority ancestry that prevailed in the ALA in the 1960s and 70s.
APALA and AALC before it, were organized/founded by librarians of diverse Asian/Pacific ancestries committed to working together toward a common goal: to create an organization that would address the needs of Asian/Pacific American librarians and those who serve Asian/Pacific American communities.
www.ala.org /ala/ourassociation/othergroups/affiliates/APALA.htm   (142 words)

 AsianWeek   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA has hired a full-time organizing director, Kathleen Yasuda, a former president of the APALA chapter in Los Angeles who has extensive experience helping nurses form unions in Southern California.
When APALA was formed in 1992, there were less than a dozen APA labor organizers; now there are at least 72.
APALA Executive Director Finucane has been a strong voice in Washington, D.C., in partnership with other APA leaders on the issues of immigration and welfare reform as well as the campaign- contributions controversy.
www.asianweek.com /080897/coverstory.html   (2335 words)

 Review - Haruna Ishola & His Apala Gang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
That is likely to become less and less true, though, if future installments in the new Indigedisc series from Label M are as generally intriguing and excellent as this one.
Apala is a style favored by Nigeria's Yoruba people, featuring call and response style vocals over a network of percussion.
One of the foremost practitioners of the style was Haruna Ishola, who is still revered in his homeland two decades after his death.
www.cosmik.com /aa-may01/reviews/review_haruna_ishola.html   (175 words)

 Labor Activist Beverly Umehara 1945-1999   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA's mission was to increase the number of Asian American leaders in the labor movement, advance the rights of immigrants and help Asian American workers who were trying to organize and gain a voice in the workplace.
In 1995, she was elected to APALA's National Executive Board, and was appointed as president of the San Francisco Chapter.
At the APALA national convention this August, she was awarded the Art Takei Leadership Award, named after the pioneering Nisei activist who first became a union organizer in the 1950's after learning about injustice in the internment camps.
asianconnections.com /a?article_id=78   (1071 words)

The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, AFL-CIO (APALA), is a national organization of Asian Pacific American unionists, workers, and community members committed to organizing, civil rights, and economic justice.
APALA is currently hiring a National Organizing Director to work with APALA Officers, Chapters and Staff to advance a national organizing agenda for Asian Pacific American workers.
To provide APALA Chapters with technical assistance in such areas as member recruitment, organizational development, chapter visibility, and implementation of organizing programs on site.
www.unionjobs.com /staff/dc/apala-4.html   (283 words)

 APALA Conference 2006   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA is the undergraduate student association of Canada uniting the fields of Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Linguistics, and Archaeology.
The APALA conference allows students to gain experience with formal presentation skills in front of their peers.
Papers from all fields of APALA will be accepted at the conference, which will have no specific orientation.
duke.usask.ca /~ss_apala/conference.html   (180 words)

 APALA Meets, Elects Caoile
The Asian Pacific American Labor Association (APALA), AFL-CIO, unanimously elected Gloria Caoile, special assistant to AFSCME Pres.
Organizing was the focus of the biennial APALA convention held here, Caoile explains.
The convention voted to support better working conditions for strawberry workers in California, to promote the AFL-CIO's Union City Campaign, and to endorse a bill in Congress that would give U.S. veterans' benefits to veterans of the Filipino army who fought in World War II.
www.afscme.org /PUBLICATIONS/public_employee/1997/peso9719.htm   (129 words)

 APALA's National Executive Board Appoints New Executive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
She brings immense breadth of experience and skills to APALA; and, the board looks forward to working with her in advocating for the rights of Asian American and Pacific Islander workers."
APALA, founded in 1992 with the strong support of the AFL-CIO, is the first and only organization of Asian American and Pacific Islander trade unionists.
Since its inception, APALA has been committed to organizing the unorganized, mobilizing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community for political action and mobilization, advocating for worker rights, civil rights,
www.asianfortune.com /Mar12_03/Articles/Gloria%20Caoile.htm   (284 words)

 Labor Notes - October   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA is the only AFL-CIO constituency group that focuses on organizing.
"APALA's organizing director position came as a result of hard lobbying of Richard Bensinger [who was recently fired from his AFL-CIO Organizing Director job]," Quan adds, "so the politics of the situation are dicey.
Quan is a mechanic for the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and vice president of his APALA chapter.
www.labornotes.org /archives/1998/1098/1098b.html   (1256 words)

 Lee Bak Huen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
APALA’s emerging mission was to increase the number of Asian
In 1995, she was elected to APALA’s National Executive Board, and was appointed as president of the
At the APALA national convention this August, she was
members.aol.com /gildaholly/LeeBakHuen.html   (1718 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"APALA is proud to sponsor a non-partisan voter mobilization project in Las Vegas, New Jersey, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle," said Gloria T. Caoile, Chair of APALA's Political Action and Mobilization Committee.
"APALA's presence in Las Vegas is a recognition of the rapid growth of Asian American and Pacific Islanders in Nevada," said Rozita Lee, a long time resident of Las Vegas and leader in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.
Because of this, APALA is committed to mobilizing the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to make sure that every vote counts.
www.scanews.com /spot/2002/october/s636/english-news/vote-news.txt   (500 words)

 Voices of Asian Pacific American Labor in Los Angeles
Jan Tokumaru is currently the executive assistant to Miguel Contreras of the LA County Federation of Labor, and is also the vice president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance's (APALA) LA chapter.
Jan has a rich background in activism that has allowed her to become very committed to such causes as addressing hate crimes and gender and ethnic discrimination.
APALA holds her greatest commitment because of the potential and capacity that exists in this organization to accomplish what has never been achieved before, such as recognition from the AFL-CIO.
www.labor.ucla.edu /apalabor/tokumaru.html   (253 words)

 Library Trends: Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association—A History of APALA and Its Founders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
She worked with the other APALA founding members to establish the association in 1980 and, with Henry Chang, served as a transitional reference between the AALA and the APALA leadership.
The establishment of the APALA archives is still in the proposal stage.
Each APALA president and some elected officers have papers that need to be collected, organized, and preserved.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1387/is_1_49/ai_68273896/pg_6   (1330 words)

 January 10, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
  The APALA organization is a case in point.
  Thus, in 1980 APALA was formally established and since that time has remained committed to the same social, cultural, and political issues championed by Dr. Trejo’s long and distinguished career; issues such as multicultural librarianship, cultural preservation, and recruitment of librarians from underrepresented groups.
            At the personal level some APALA members were fortunate enough to have been mentored by Dr. Trejo; they worked side-by-side with him, knowing that everything this inspiring teacher and role model did came from the heart.
www.reforma.org /Trejo/trejoletterAPALA.htm   (262 words)

 APALA Scholarship
Scholarship applications and all supporting documents, should be submitted to the APALA Scholarship Committee Chair, and must be received (not postmarked) no later than April 30, 2005.
The scholarship shall be administered under the By Laws of APALA.
However, if the Scholarship Fund should grow to an extent that sufficient income is available to finance more than one scholarship every year, the Scholarship Committee shall have the authority to award additional scholarships as authorized by the Executive Board.
www.apalaweb.org /awards/scholarship.htm   (482 words)

 K A L A Newsletter
Soon Jung, President of the APALA reported that the American Library Association invited 150 delegates to the Congress on Professional Education in Washington D.C. on April 30 and May 1, 1999.
Kenneth Haycock, Chair of the Steering Committee, APALA would like to state that the future of librarianship is of profound importance to Asian Pacific Americans across a continuum of concerns, from recruitment to job opportunity and career development to advancement.
APALA looks forward to participating in the Congress and contributing to future activities.
kalipa.apanet.org /news999.html   (1082 words)

 OLOS News Archive
Ling Hwey Jeng is the Executive Director of APALA
Ling Hwey Jeng (APALA's present Chair of the Membership Committee) has accepted the position of Executive Director of APALA,for a period of two years.
She will resume her duties as an Executive Director of APALA June 2001/2003 for a period of two years.
archive.ala.org /olos/news_archive.htm   (457 words)

 Welcome to APALA, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
APALA and the UCLA Labor Center presented the 2005 Asian Pacific American Union Leadership Conference on June 11th in Los Angeles.
On May 1, 1992, hundreds of Asian Pacific American union activists and their supporters joined together to form APALA.
Backed with the strong support of the AFL-CIO, APALA has emerged as a voice for Asian Pacific American workers in the labor movement, in the APA community, in the media, and in the national public policy arena.
www.apalanet.org   (315 words)

 APALA Publications and Communications
The APALA Newsletter, published quarterly (in March, June, September, and December), contains information and issues of professional interest to members and the APA communities we serve/represent.
The APALA Listserv is available only to all members.
The APALA Membership Directory is published and distributed biennially.
www.apalaweb.org /publications/apalapub.htm   (103 words)

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