East-West Center Students Celebrate Many Cultures, One World

HONOLULU (April 10) – The East-West Center Participants Association is hosting its 2009 cultural celebration, East-West Fest, on Sat. April 18 from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Center’s Hawaii Imin International Conference Center (Jefferson Hall) on the East-West Center campus.

This year’s fest is themed Many Cultures, One World and will include cultural booths representing 13 countries. Performances for the event include award-winning Hawaiian combo Manoa Voices; the winners of the 2008 Tokelau Easter Festival, Te Lumanaki o Tokelau I Amelika; dances of Bhutan, Bali, Melanesia, Polynesia and Micronesia; music of Cambodia, Vietnam and Bangladesh; and much more.

The local community is cordially invited to join in the East-West Center’s celebration of the arts in building cross-cultural understanding. Food, beverages and T-shirts will be sold at the event, though admission is free and open to the public. Parking will be available on the UH Manoa campus.

What: East-West Fest
When: 1:30 to 6:00 pm, Saturday, April 18th, 2009
Where: The Imin International Conference Center at Jefferson Hall lanai
East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road
Admission: Free
Information: 944-7111