Crowds Gather for the International Fete

Flags from multiple countries and students dressed in traditional clothes swarmed around Vaughn Courtyard. International and American students gathered together to celebrate diversity.

Smoking Hookah, picking from a number of dishes such as’ garlic bread, curry chicken and sushi keeps everybody busy.

Furthermore, the event had an interesting program, encompassing different
cultural performances.

Among those appearances were the Kuumba Dancers and Drummers, who not only entertained the gathered audience but also animated everybody to participate by teaching basic dance moves of Fuga, a Liberian dance.

Although UT’s own Capoeira Group didn’t teach on stage, they gave an impressive performance of Brazilian Martial Arts, accompanied by traditional Brazilian music.’

Not to forget the belly dancing, which animated several students to shake their whips.Although the evening was a little windy, the event didn’t lose any appeal.

After the groups gave a second performance, international students from Trinidad and Tobago shared their traditional way of dancing, just to be joined by other students from other Caribbean countries, and finally from students from all over the world.

Coming out to the event was a decent mix between fun and active learning, as junior Shady Gamaleldeen recognized, ‘The event brings UT students from all over the world together, and I enjoy to get to know them, as well as their culture.’

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