Cultural Extravaganza, Florida Tech International Festival 2013 Is Feb. 23

MELBOURNE, FLA.—Entertainers will share their cultural talents and craft and food vendors will do their part in Florida Institute of Technology’s Seventh Annual International Festival on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 from noon to 5 p.m. The event will take place at the university’s outdoor Panthereum, located off Country Club Drive.

Every year community singers, dancers and musicians join with Florida Tech international student organizations to present a colorful lineup of ethnic entertainment. For example, in 2012, musicians and dancers from Brevard Indonesian Angklung & Dance Group played traditional instruments and L’Ahavat Tzion Folk Dancers of Brevard performed a traditional Israeli folk dance. Also displaying their national colors werethe Greek American Association of Brevard dance troupe and Fore Scare West Africa dance and instrumentals group. Among those joining in were Florida Tech’s all-faculty band TWITCHY, Florida Tech student band Echo Boomerz, the UAE student group, Saudi Students Union, African Student Association, Capoeira Karkara, Caribbean Students Association, and Shik Shak Belly Dancers.

The festival is sponsored by Florida Tech International Student and Scholar Services, Florida Tech Residence Life, WFIT 89.5FM and the Melbourne Regional Chamber of East Central Florida. For applications visit Florida Institute of Technology – International Festival. For information, call (321) 674-8053.

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