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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, March 20, 2010

LCC fetes world cultures with performances, food

Advertiser Staff

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Partners in Time will perform traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern music today.

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Leeward Community College's 17th International Festival is "Celebrating World Cultures" today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free event features multicultural entertainment and food, ethnic crafts, demonstrations and door prizes.

Performers include slack-key guitarists Dennis and David Kamakahi; West African music and dance by the Sewa Fare; traditional Balkan and Middle Eastern music from Partners in Time, with Sourren Baronian; Okinawan music and dance from Ukwanshin Kabudan Ryukyu Performing Arts Group; and Filipino music from BIBAK.

Other entertainment includes a Chinese lion dance, Asian and Afro-Brazilian martial arts demonstrations, African drumming and belly dancing.

Indian, Egyptian, Thai and Mexican food will be available for purchase.