Sample Other Cultures at UConn's Worldfest April 8
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,
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.
April 2001 Releases