MANHATTANVILLE INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR: Expressing Student Culture Through Performing Arts

The East Room was decorated with flags from each country on the walls

The East Room was decorated with flags from each country on the walls

By ELIZABETH MORALES
This  years’s International Bazaar took place in the East Room on March 21st and during the event there was a display of international cuisine, dance, music and fashion. Manhattanville’s diverse student population had an opportunity to express their culture through artistic expression.The room was decorated with flags from all over the world.
Students at the International Bazaar

Students at the International Bazaar

The event’s buffet had dishes from Asia such as Cambodian Marinated Beef, All American Dishes like orange glazed chicken wings, South American dishes like rodizio de churrasco, Europe dishes such as rissoto rice balls and African dishes like chicken morocan.
Representing Malaysia: KAITLYN ANGLEY '16 and HADHIRAH SHAHRIL '15

Representing Malaysia: KAITLYN ANGLEY ’16 and HADHIRAH SHAHRIL ’15

During the fashion show students from different nationalities had the opportunity of wearing their traditional outfits and walking the runway holding their national flags. The dance portion of the event featured group and solo dance performances. One group did a homenage to Nelson Mandela. Students demonstrated their music skills by playing music instruments and singing.

“It is great to see so many cultures get together through music,” said Matt Relevo, Education major at Manhattanville College who played guitar and sang in the event.  Music performances were as diverse as a solo in french to a rap perfomance.

Manhattanville students at the International Bazaar

Manhattanville students at the International Bazaar

Rap performance at the International Bazaar

Rap performance at the International Bazaar

Students were excited and sat in the front row to record and take pictures of the perfomances taking place in the center stage. The raffle gave students the opportunity of winning Amazon gift cards, pub cash and even a plasma tv!

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