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The Bangladesh Student Association performs BSA Breakdown. Eight members perform to modern Bengali folk music with a touch of western and Middle Eastern music. The performance is significant to Bangladesh, which has a tradition of strong roots in the arts and culture.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

BSA Breakdown on Facebook

The Hellenic Student Association performs Pentozali and Hassapiko. The first dance is performed to the tune of Hassapiko, probably the most famous Greek tune, which was made even more popular by the movie Zorba the Greek. The instrument used is called a bouzouki. The second dance of the Pentozali is historically a war dance performed in the island of Crete. The students will be performing a remix of this dance. Greek dances are very intertwined in both modern and classical Greek culture. Greek music and dance was the greatest form of expression in the post-WWII era. Immigrants sang of their pain of lost homes and loved ones developing the music called Rebetika.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Hellenic Association - Pentozali and Hassapiko video on Facebook

On behalf of the Indian Students Association, Aditi Singh performs a dance to Rangeelo Maaro Dholna. The song is Rajasthanj Fok with a blend of Bollywood and is in a movie that depicts the joy and celebration of the homecoming of a hero.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Indian Student Association - Rangeelo Maaro Dholna video on Facebook

A very diverse country, Indonesia encompasses hundreds of different dances from different cultures. Tari saman (or Saman Dance) is one of the many witnesses of the cultural diversity and mysticism in Indonesia. Originating from Aceh, Tari saman incorporates arabic and gayo, a native language in Aceh, as the main way of expression. Tari saman is mostly used as a way to give out messages to the audience, and it reflects education, religiosity, and manners, and unity.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Indonesian Student Association Tari saman video on Facebook

Emmanuel Oh, David Kim and Joe Yoon - from the Korean Student Association - dance to 2PM's Again and Again. The performance is a hop hop dance style incorporating modern beats and rhythms. 2PM is a popular musical group in Korea that has influenced certain aspects of music. The rhythms and musical techniques incorporated into the song show the style of music Koreans listen to for enjoyment. The musical style is now becoming worldwide as Korean pop groups such as The Wondergirls have been touring across America.

Recorded during Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Korean Student Association - Again and Again video on Facebook

Cultural performance by Lebanese Student Organization. Whether simple or grand, a Lebanese wedding wouldnt be truly Lebanese without a zaffeh. Zaffeh is Arabic for the act of escorting the bride to her husband in celebration of their holy marriage. A wedding in the village, though simple, is one in which everybody takes part. In many villages, celebrations go on for three consecutive days. On the third day, the groom is escorted by a group of dancers, as they play music, sing and dance on their way to the brides house. This is when the zaffeh really takes place. Joined by family members, friends andneighbours, the groom makes his way up to his brides house. As the bride and groom make their way out, women give them their blessings, not to forget the AhWeeeee-ha, and the zalghouta, a very quick joyous sound. Young boys and girls shower the newly weds with flower petals and rice as a sign of happiness.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Lebanese Student Organization - Zaffeh video on Facebook

The Pakistani American Students Association performs Taste of Pakistan which features cultural dances and music that are typically an important part of traditional Pakistani weddings. They are usually performed at a function the night before the wedding, called the "mehndi (or henna) ceremony." Here several choreographed dances are performed by relatives and close friends of the bride and groom.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of Interantional Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Pakistani American Students Association - Taste of Pakistan video on Facebook

The Pilipino Student Association performs Tinikling, a popular dance in the Philippines. The dance imitates the movement of the tikling birds of their legendary grace and speed by skillfully maneuvering between large bamboo poles and dodging bamboo traps set by rice farmers. The bamboo is used as a percussive instrument as it is banged against the ground. As the dance continues, the banging of the bamboo becomes faster and harder, the sound of the clashing bamboo and the quickness of feet demonstrated by the dancers. The performers are Christine Pulido, Jeromy Ko, Payton Fugate-Laus, Michael Sansait, Christina Buckler and Marisa Ball.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Pilipino Student Association - Tinikling video on Facebook

The Somali Student Association performs Dhaanto, a well known Somali traditional dance. This is a joy dance which the Somali people perform at occasions such as weddings, ceremonies and parties. There is also a fashion show part of the video.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Somali Student Association - Dhaanto video on Facebook

The Chinese American Student Association performs, Speshow - Jing Wu Men by Mando-pop artist Show Luo, which displays the style of modern dance from mando-pop. This dance and song are taken from the famed Mandarin pop artist Show Luo and it showcases Mandarin pop culture. The lyrics depict the perseverance through stardom. One should not doubt their own ability and after intense work, results would be apparent and all obstacles, not just dance, become a mere test of competency.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Speshow - Jing Wu Men Video on Facebook

Mi Smo Mi is a young mens Slovenian singing group originating from Cleveland. These traditional Slovenian folk songs' history goes far back into old Slovenia, where much of the wonderful cultural elements that make up the rich Slovenian heritage, were produced. Mi Smo Mi will be singing 3 traditional Slovenian folk songs including Slovenec Sem (Slovenian, I Am), Urška (Ursi, shortened form of Ursula), and En Hribček (One Hill).

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Slovenian Buckeye Society - Mi Smo Mi performance video on Facebook

Pi Delta Psi is the only Asian cultural fraternity in the state of Ohio that exists to promote Asian culture and advance Asian American issues. Lion dancing is originally a Chinese tradition performed during the Lunar New Year to keep away bad luck. It takes two people to become the lion, and tempo is kept by a drummer and cymbalist. A fifth performer sometimes makes an appearance in more traditional renditions.

Recorded at Taste of OSU on Friday, January 29, 2010 at The Ohio State University by Office of International Affairs videographer Victor van Buchem.

Pi Delta Psi - Lion Dance video on Facebook