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International Street Festival 2017

Congratulations and thanks to all the exhibitors, performers and vendors at this year's International Street Festival!

Despite a cold start to the morning, the Morgantown community responded to the sound of the drums, the bagpipes and the many colorful exhibits lining the high street and the Courthouse Square area with enthusiasm.

WVU’s Samba Ensemble launched the festival with a samba medley, following which there was a formal opening ceremony with messages from Dr. Samuel Lopez of the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Morgantown’s mayor, William Kawecki, and Doina Jikich of the Office of Global Affairs.

More samba music followed and other entertainment during the day included some traditional Scottish music from bagpiper Jonathan Henson; WVU's Arabic Studies Club presented a fashion show; Tadashi performed first a Japanese Sword Dance combining modern dance with various forms of Japanese martial arts, then a more contemporary version danced to the music of a didgeridoo; ladies from the Chinese Students Scholars Association and WVU Health Sciences presented a Chinese Traditional dress show; there was an impromptu tahtib with dancers from the Saudi Student Association and the festival closed with the music of SabroSon, Morgantown's newest salsa band.

This year's exhibitors were:

  • African Students Association
  • Arabic Studies Club
  • Bangladeshi Student Association at WVU
  • Brazilian Student Association
  • Chinese Students & Scholars Association
  • Heber Ethiopia
  • Indian Student Association
  • Kuwait Student Union
  • Office of Graduate Education and Life
  • WVU Russian Club
  • Saudi Students Association
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Arab Emirates
  • WV Council on International Programs
  • WVU Confucius Institute
  • WVU German Club
  • WVU Japanese Club
  • Zimbabwe Team

and our vendors were:

  • Bombay Grill
  • Garcia's Latin Market
  • Kassar Foods
  • Sauté by René
  • Sonia's Best Ever Baklava