27th Annual International Festival – March 18

27th Annual International Festival – March 18

First Annual KAPI‘OLANI LANGUAGE, CULTURE & CINEMA INSTITUTE (KLCCI)

Please join us as we celebrate student engagement, learning and achievement as we broaden student’s perspectives through International Education on the Kapi‘olani Community College campus. Download the full 27th Annual International Festival flier for event schedules across March 16 – March 19.

EWC DIPLOMAT-IN-RESIDENCE: NICHOLAS MANRING

9:15-10:30am  Olona 201

  • Guest speaker: Nicholas Manring’s assignments have included consular, science and technology, management, and policy work in Mexico City, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Belfast, Costa Rica & Washington D.C. in the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs and Legislative Affairs. Recently, Nick served as Chief .of Consular Services and Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai, India and has been recognized for his work with several awards.

 STRINGING ALONG: JAZZ FOR UKULELE & GUITAR

10:15-10:45am Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Performers: Benny Chong & Ian O’Sullivan. Recipient of a 2012 HARA Lifetime Achievement Award & multiple Hokus, Benny Chong is widely hailed as one of the leading masters of ‘ukulele today. His innovative approach to playing the instrument has introduced techniques and repertoire that have influenced players across genre lines. Joining Benny is one of the brightest young talents on the local guitar scene, Ian O’Sullivan. Ian returned to Hawaii in 2012 from Yale, where he studied guitar under maestro Ben Verdery & received the prestigious Elliot Fisk Award.

KHANATE OF THE GOLDEN HORDE

11:00-1:00am – Great Lawn

  • Guests: Christopher Greywolf & members of the Golden Horde demonstrate survival skills necessary on the steppes in Mongolia. Wearing traditional Mongolian clothing, this cultural group is dedicated to preserving the cultural traditions of Mongolians, and invites you to visit them in their nomadic dwelling.

MEMORIES: JAPANESE AMERICAN INTERNMENT CAMP EXPERIENCE

11:00-1:00pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Our JPNS 290 class and International Cafe have been working on a translation project of the diary written by Mr. Masao Mura at the Japanese American Internment Camp in Jerome, Arkansas, from 1943-1945. In addition, President Obama designated the Honouliuli Internment Camp to become a national monument last week and stated that this was done, “To help tell the difficult story of the internment camp’s impact on the Japanese American community and the fragility of civil rights during times of conflict.” Memories is a Mastery Project. Organized by KCC International Cafe, JPNS 290 and Coordinators, Instructor David Uedoi and Professor Linda Fujikawa.

SEVILLANAS: A TREASURED DANCE OF SPAIN

12:15-12:30pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Students of KCC Spanish classes will present Sevillanas. Sevillanas is believed to be derived from old Castilian folk dances (Seguidilla) and is a very popular dance for couples of all ages in Spain. You especially find this dance in Andalucia and you will often see it danced by ladies wearing colorful dresses & accompanied by men in plazas, cafes and parks.

THE MUSIC AND DANCE OF TAHITI

1:00-1:30pm Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Guest Performers: Te Vevo Tahiti no Manoa, the UHM Tahitian Dance Ensemble. “Ori Tahiti” means Tahitian dance. See and experience the enchanting songs and dances from the island of Tahiti in an exhilarating performance of expressive culture. Lively and talented dancers, be ready for a great show!

MEMORABLE MOMENTS IN MIDDLE EAST DANCE

1:45-2:15pm – Ohi‘a Cafeteria

  • Guest Performers: Middle Eastern Dance Association of Hawai‘i, is devoted to creating and supporting the educational, cultural and entertainment aspects of Middle Eastern dance, music, related musicians, students, teachers, artists, and persons interested in celebrating Middle Eastern dance and music.

INTERNATIONAL FILM NIGHT

6:30-8:30pm – Ohi‘a Auditorium

  • A Crazy Little Thing called Love (Thai language film, 2010)
    This film reminisces the times in our youth which everything is impossible and possible at the same time! This film conveys the heartfelt journey that most of us undergo as we move on from our teens to adulthood and the bittersweet feelings of our first love. Introduction by Kalani Fujiwara, KCC Political Science.

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