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Parkland College hosting 20th annual Cultures Fair on March 30th

From the press release:

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Enjoy music, food, and cultures from around the globe during Parkland College‘s 20th annual Cultures Fair on Thursday, March 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Student Union (U wing).

The event is free and open to the public.

This year’s fair features musical performances by the Congolese band Bomoyi; Super Mazumzum, a brass and rhythm band playing classic and contemporary African music; a traditional Japanese tea ceremony from UIUC’s Japan House; and Los Guapos, an instrumental quartet playing folk and popular music traditions of Latin America.

A jerk chicken lunch will be sold, with proceeds benefiting the International Student Scholarship at Parkland College. Parkland student clubs will also be on hand with fun activities such as henna tattoos. Lastly, there will be a lecture by Professor Hua Qin from China related to air quality in that country.

Cultures Fair 2017 is sponsored by the Center for Global Studies, through support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC program; the Centers for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and African Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; as well as the Division of Arts and Sciences at Parkland College.

Come enjoy fantastic cultural activities and celebrate the rich diversity of global cultures that are part of our community here in Champaign-Urbana! Students from all cultures are welcome and appreciated at Parkland College. For more information, contact Parkland Humanities Professor Amber Landis at 217/353-2190 or

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