Friday, February 1, 2013

Fourth annual Multicultural Show to have a week celebration

By Mitch Lawler
Cardinal Staff

The fourth annual Multicultural Show will be held in the Toner Center cafeteria on Friday, Feb. 15, at 7:30 p.m. with performances by the World Drum Ensemble, the Jazz Workshop Combo and many more.

Previously known as the International Showcase, this year’s Mutlicultural Show will be featured as part of an entire week dedicated to multiculturalism.

Throughout the week, SMU’s International Center in the Heights building will be hosting an open house from 4-6 p.m.  On Tuesday, Jan. 12, an all-female a cappella group named “Traces” will be performing in the cafeteria at 8 p.m.   Also on that day students will be giving various presentations on different cultures.

Then on Thursday, Feb. 14, a group of first grade students from the Adams Spanish Immersion School will be performing a dance in the cafeteria during dinner from 4-5 p.m. All events during the week lead up to the Multicultural Show, according to Student Activities Director Lance Thompson. 

“It is not required to audition,” said Thompson. “If someone wants to perform, they would just need to show up for rehearsals.”

The performances originated five years ago when international students sought to share their culture with SMU.  Since the first stage was set up for several students to perform, the show has become increasingly popular.

In addition to watching peers perform and share their culture, audience members will also be offered free food at the show, including churros.

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