International Festival showcases cultures of the world

Kapiʻolani Community College
Carl Hefner, (808) 734-9438
Chair, Social Sciences
Posted: Mar 10, 2010

HONOLULU – The Kapi‘olani Community College 22nd Annual International Festival 2010, “PRIDE”, will be held March 15 – 18 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. A festival showcasing the cultures of the world, this four-day event highlights the college’s international education efforts.
The festival features guest artists such as: Kei Yamaguchi who worked as a make-up artist for film and television, Kazuko Bansho from Japan who will demonstrate traditional Japanese dyeing techniques to paint kimonos, Cyril Pahinui known for his love of the Hawaiian slack key guitar, and the UH Mānoa Tahitian Ensemble.
Numerous lectures, panel discussions, art exhibits, films, performances of dance and music, poetry and literature readings will take place in the ʻOhia Cafeteria, Lama Library and other classrooms around campus. The events include:
  • Career Opportunities at the U.S. Department of State
  • International Parade of Cultures
  • Badenyaa: The Pride of Africa
  • Duchicela: Music of the Peruvian Andes
  • Renshi Poetry
  • Play The Japan “Survivor” Game
  • Au’s Shaolin Chinese Lion Dance
  • Capoeira Besouro
  • Khanate of the Golden Horde, Mongolian Camp
  • Flamenco Dance of Spain
  • International Films 
A memorable event during the festival will be the opening of a time capsule on March 15. The faculty, staff and administration of Kapiʻolani Community College buried a time capsule in 2000 containing letters and mementos. The opening of the capsule will reveal what the college hoped and wished for 10 years ago.
The festival is free and open to the public and is co-sponsored by the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council and Student Equity, Excellence and Diversity (SEED). For further information, please contact Carl Hefner, festival director, at 734-9438