Date: April 15, 1999
Contact: Sue LaFleur
International and American students at Colby College in Waterville will stage an "International Extravaganza" on Saturday, April 24, at 8 p.m. in the Page Commons Room of the Cotter Union. Billed as a celebration of international culture and cuisine, the event is open to the public free of charge. The event is suitable for all ages, including children.
Produced by Colby's International Club, the event includes a fashion show of traditional dress and contemporary fashions from around the world. Dance numbers will include African, Japanese and Latin pieces. Music from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America will be performed. A martial arts demonstration, a Pakistani poetry reading, a Bulgarian song and the telling of a tale from Denmark will round out the event.
In addition to the entertainment and the fashion show, the audience will be treated to international refreshments after the program. Student organizers of the extravaganza are Chris Mayaka and Jackie Ogutha of Kenya; Lydia Tomitova of Bulgaria; Aida Kahn and Zahra Khilji of Pakistan; Penjani Mphepo of Zimbabwe; Louise Langhoff-Roos of Denmark; Isis Mendez of Bolivia; Saiko Noguchi of Japan; Michelle Farrell of Boston; Joli Lacson of the Philippines; Josh Waldman of Connecticut and others.