DeSales University will celebrate International Week with a variety of musical and dance programs that will feature Japanese, Caribbean, Irish and Filipino performers, from Monday, March 15, through Thursday, March 18. Sponsored by the DeSales University Office of Multicultural Life, the programs are open to the public free of charge.
The celebration of International Week is designed to provide students and members of the DeSales community and community at large with the opportunity to experience a variety of international cultures through interactive programming.
The International Week programs will be held in the McShea Student Union, unless otherwise noted. The events include:
- Monday, March 15
At 7:30 p.m., Kotobuki Kai, a Japanese fan dancing group, will perform. The group was founded in 1972 by Yoko and Gerald King to produce performances of unique Japanese dance. It is the only company producing fully tagged performances of Nihon buyo on the east coast, complete with elegant costumes, authentic scenic design, traditional-modern music and a handmade resonant floor.
- Tuesday, March 16
At 7:00 p.m., Ewabo: Caribbean Trio will present music from the Caribbean. The trio comes from Trinidad and Tobago, the Virgin Islands, and St. Martin. With an emphasis on the steel drum, Ewabo’s skill and dedication to this Caribbean art form has propelled them to success in the mainstream of international contemporary music.
- Wednesday, March 17
At 7:30 p.m., Burning Bridget Cleary returns to DeSales, by popular demand. The high-energy band with a unique Celtic sound entertains the audience with fiery fiddles and lively step dancing. The trio formed on St. Patty’s Day of 2006, when DeSales student Genevieve Gillespie, Class of 2013, joined forces with father-daughter duo Lou and Rose Baldino. Their debut CD, “Catharsis,” was released in September 2006. Their most recent CD, “Everything is Alright,” was released November 25, 2008. (Please note: this presentation is also part of the Wednesday in the Commons Series)
- Thursday, March 18
Starting at 4:00 p.m., the International Food Festival will feature foods from eight different countries, as well as a dance performance by the RAPS Cultural Dance Troupe, the cultural dance troupe for the Rutgers Association of Philippine Students. Through its performances, RAPS tries to show an aspect of Filipino culture and what it means to be Filipino.
For more information, please contact Chanel Greene, director of multicultural life at DeSales University, at 610-282-1100, ext. 1721, or at email@example.com.
Press Release: DeSales Celebrates International Week With a Variety of Musical and Dance Programs, March 15 to March 18 | Posted on: 3/4/2010
For more info:
Tom McNamara, Executive Director of Communications
DeSales University | 2255 Station Avenue | Center Valley, PA 18034
610.282.1100 x1219 | Tom.McNamara@desales.edu