Everybody Samba! The 23rd annual Global Oklahoma – a festival of cultures, this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at the Rose State Campus Mall, was a resounding success.
In addition to a host of food and vendors from countries and cultures all over the world, the festival held a cornucopia of entertainment, including guitarist Edgar Cruz and Puerto Rico's Son Del Barrio.
Cutline: These dancers were part of Rose State College's Global Oklahoma's 2011 celebration. This year's Global Oklahoma--A Festival of Cultures was held Saturday, Oct. 1, in the center of the campus.
The purpose of the festival is to increase awareness of Oklahoma’s diverse population and educate the public about other countries and cultures. More than 30 countries and cultures are traditionally represented, with more than 4,000 anticipated in attendance. The campus mall is transformed into a global village with a variety of activities for all ages including more than 70 cultural and educational exhibits, four stages of live entertainment, a youth educational Scavenger Hunt, 10 food vendors, an Opening Ceremony and Parade of Nations; and a children’s tent featuring arts and crafts of Brazil. This year’s event featured special visual arts projects by artists Patrick Riley and Skip Hill, a Chalk Art contest featuring Chalk Artist Bobby Marsee, and a Capoeira Brazilian martial arts/dance performance.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's wonderful event!
Wed, September 28, 2011
by Ben Fenwick