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WATCH: Scenes from Worldfest 2011


Take in the sights and sounds from the Worldfest International Festival and get details on events that will wrap up Worldfest 2011.

Date: 4/28/2011 12:00:00 AM
By: Dawn Fuller
Phone: (513) 556-1823

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After what seemed an eternity of rainy days in Cincinnati, the skies finally brightened for the UC Worldfest International Festival. As shown in the video, some of the dancers remained challenged by the strong winds that stuck around overnight. But despite the chill and a soggy McMicken Commons, the festival brought out an appreciative crowd that took in the traditional dancing and homemade food served by UC’s international student organizations.

Here’s what’s still ahead for Worldfest 2011 this weekend:

Friday, April 29
5-7 p.m., Sigma Sigma Commons
Ushindi Cookout
Ushindi, which is Swahili for the word “victory,” is celebrated every spring by the African American Cultural and Resource Center (AACRC). Ushindi acknowledges and celebrates the accomplishments and achievements of current student leaders, participants in the Transitions program (a first-year experience program built on retention and graduation rates), and academic excellence through the Kujifunza celebration. The Ushindi Cookout will be a fun-filled evening of food and outdoor games. It is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 30
4-8 p.m., Kresge Auditorium
Indian Carnatic Classical Music Concert
The Society for Appreciation of Bharatiya Heritage and Arts (SABHA) presents world renowned artist Kalaimamani Shashank Subramanyam, accompanied by Shri Parupalli Phalgun (Mridangam) and Shri Akkarai Subbulakshmi (violin).

Sunday, May 30
2-5 p.m., Great Hall, Tangeman University Center (TUC)
Taste of India
Taste of India is a showcasing of Indian Culture, music, crafts, arts and of course the all-time crowd favorite, cuisine. The event, first celebrated in 2003, has been organized by Association for India's Development (AID) University of Cincinnati chapter. The event, free and open to the public, has drawn as many as 1,000 people in past years. Cultural performances will showcase different music and dance forms from across the length and breadth of India - Bhangra, Giddha, Rajasthani folk dance, Bollywood dance medleys, and hindustani and carnatic musical performances, among others. Booths will display decorative artworks such as Rangoli and Henna. Also on display will be Indian handicrafts and information related to tourism in India.