Traditional and modern Nordic folk dance tunes.
Scandimonium’s instruments of choice include fiddles, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, concertina, clarinet, cello, keyboards and light percussion. The dances are mostly couple turning dances that progress counter-clockwise around the room. Some date back hundreds of years.
1:40 - 2:00
Punjabi culture through traditional folk dance
Through the means of high-energy, traditional dance, Bhangra Elite strive to promote and educate the UNC community and the Triangle area on Punjabi culture. They represent UNC as a nationally competitive dance team through dance competitions in the fall and spring and hold a fundraising performances to raise money for charities helping impoverished children in India.
2:20 - 2:40
The Sound of Drums
Traditional Congolese drum music accompanied by balafon and kora.
"At age 18, Pline Mounzeo started playing music. Mounzeo’s interest in his country’s traditional rhythm with the Ngoma drum developed quickly. Mounzeo continued to train and improve his drumming technique and began to share his talent all over Congo. He began to contribute to Kongo culture and share the melodies of his country in Benin, Togo, Mali and Burkina Faso. Mounzeo then moved to Senegal where his professional drumming and modern contemporary dance career started to take off. Travel between African and European countries, and the United States has inspired Mounzeo’s Congo drum infused musical styles. Mounzeo now resides in Cary, North Carolina and performs locally and internationally."
3:00 - 3:20
Columbian Performing Arts
Huepa Cultural Arts Institute represents joy and celebration in the form of Colombian performing arts. Huepa incorporates students form all ages, races, and origins to promote cultural identity.
3:40 - 4:00
Mickey Mills Steel Drums
Steel Drum Band
Born and raised Port-of-Spain Trinidad, West Indies, Mickey Mills first started playing the steel drums at the age of 12 as a soloist with the Solo Harmonite Steel Orchestra. In 1970 he moved to New York where he worked with artists such as Mick Jagger, Ralph McDonald, The Mighty Sparrow, Johnny Mathis and Lord Kitchener. Mickey performs and also leads an educational program titled Steel-A-Rama.
4:20 - 4:40
Carolina Bluegrass Band
Featuring acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, bass, and vocals.
The Carolina Bluegrass Band performs traditional and contemporary bluegrass, steeped in local tradition and now appealing to a global audience. The Carolina Bluegrass Band debuted in November 2016, opening for the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers in Memorial Hall. The Carolina Bluegrass Band welcomes bluegrass musicians, as well as musicians from other genres who want to cross over and broaden their musical experience. The band builds on the deep roots of bluegrass here in North Carolina, and students learn stagecraft, sound design, and band management alongside performance.
American School of Asian Culture: Paper cutting, calligraphy, drum/lion dance workshop
Amina’s Gift: Making African soccer balls.
Carolina Capoeira: Brazilian martial art and dance
Chapel Hill Building Integrated Communities: Trivia, tissue paper flowers
Chinese School of Chapel Hill: Dragon dance
Ryan Dial Stanley: Deerskin painting
Ukrainian Association of North Carolina: Traditional crafts including Pysanky (Easter Eggs) and Motanka (dolls)
UNC Global: Various presentations from Center for European Studies, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, Carolina Asia Center, Institute for the Study of the Americas, African Studies Center
United Tae Kwan Do: Demonstrations of Korean martial arts
…more coming soon!!