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300 people attend lively & colorful Refugee Culture Night

November 24th, 2014

Darfur Men

Despite heavy snow fall, over 100 young adults from ten refugee communities shared their dance, song and music with a lively and diverse audience of over 300  people on Saturday, November 15 at the 3rd Refugee Cultural Night. The dance performances ranged from highly stately traditional dances from the ethnic groups from Myanmar to a very upbeat traditional dance number by young women from the Acholi community  of South Sudan.  Performance included the traditional leaping dance of the Darufuri men as well as sizzling contemporary dance numbers by Bhutanese youth who were dancing to Nepali tunes.

There was great ethnic food before including Noodles from Mynamar, Mandazi from Burundi, Namkin from Bhutan and tapioca from Burma. Generous sponsors and those who donated at the door helped raise $3000 which will be distributed to the groups to help them continue their performances.

To see photos of the performances, click this link below:

Photos from the Refugee Culture Night 2014

Rhakang community

Rhakaing community women at the end of a stately dance which closed the program

The Burundian Choir sang praise songs which electrified the house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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