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Sample Other Cultures at UConn's Worldfest April 8
(Released: 04/03/01)

By Karen Grava, Office of University Communications

STORRS, Conn. -- If you'd like to take a trip around the world without leaving Connecticut, you can hear Chinese music, watch an Iranian dance performance, eat West Indian food, and see an African fashion show -- all at the University of Connecticut.

The activities are part of the World Fest 2001 program at Rome Commons Ballroom in South Campus between noon and 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 8.

The fest is a celebration of the cultural diversity of the campus and has been a UConn tradition for more than 30 years. In addition to featuring food such as Vietnamese spring rolls and rice, Middle Eastern pastries, traditional Turkish dishes, French crepes, Chinese dumplings, African chicken and rice, and other dishes, all for a minimal charge, there will also be crafts from around the world for sale.

Various performances of music and dance and martial arts will be scheduled from 1 to 4:40 p.m.

Admission to the fest is free and open to the public. More than 2,000 people are expected to attend. For more information, call the Department of International Services and Programs at (860) 486-3855 or (860)486-2818.

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