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Festival embraces world cultures

Festival embraces world cultures

Jeana Everhart, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

The Ribeyre Center was filled with the smell of food as people walked around the tables placed at every turn, admiring the display of decorative masks, trinkets, and bags. Women in bright colored shirts danced energetically to the music, celebrating their culture. The annual Global Crossroads Festiv...

Celebrating diversity

Celebrating diversity

Megan Thorne, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2016

Although Neeru Tindoni was born and raised in London, England she never lost her Indian roots. Tindoni has been dancing since she was young and has always incorporated her North Indian culture into her dance. “(Dance) is a natural part of the Indian culture,” she said. “You can’t avoid it.”...

Connecting cultures

Amelia Peterson

November 11, 2015

Prompted by a roaring crowd calling for an encore in both English and Spanish, nine members of Mariachi Flor de Toloache walked back onstage to perform a final song for the night. As the all-female mariachi band played “El Mariachi Loco,” the audience danced and cheered. Performer Sandra Soto Silva dan...

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