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2014 Cultural Performances

Cultural performances by Ohio State student organizations at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

The Ohio State University African Youth League performs modern version of dances that take place in West Africa at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014. The dances demonstrate influences from hip hop and jazz, and include modern dances such as the Azonto and many more modern dances from West Africa.

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Watch the Ethiopian and Eritrean Student Association cultural performance on our Facebook page.

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The Ohio State University student organization Folclor Hispano performs traditional dance from Spanish speaking country at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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The Ohio State University Thai Student Association performs the traditional dance, Rum Thangwai, a ritual dance of the Thai people in the Ubon Rachathani province of Thailand at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014. The dance was originally performed as a token of respect to the holy spirits, and it has become a popular dance to perform at festivals or recitals to welcome state guests.

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The Ohio State University Hong Kong Student Association performs a hip-hop dance that represents their culture at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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The Ohio State University Bangladesh Student Association performs a traditional dance that honors the pre-celebration of a wedding. The performance took place at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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The Ohio State University Somali Student Association performs the Somali cultural dances known as dhaanto and goobilay. The dhaanto and goobilay are both common Somali dances that most Somali people dance to abd have been around for as long as Somalia has existed.

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The Ohio State University student organization - Committee for Justice in Palestine performs a Palestinian folk dance called dabke, which means stamping of the feet. This line dance is performed at Arab weddings, ceremonies, and celebrations. Dabke allows the Arabs to showcase their history, struggle and aspirations. It is of particular importance for the Palestinian people, which, in the absence of true sovereignty, use folk culture to reaffirm their identity.

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Dance Coalition at OSU aims to show how various dance forms from different cultures can merge. This performance took place on February 7, 2014 at Taste of OSU. Dancers combine elements of modern, hip hop, ballroom, jazz, bhangra, K-pop, Bollywood and more to create unique choreography, which can then be performed. The group is collaborative so that each person can bring his or her own dance background into the choreography.

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Dance of the Soul from China performs a dance titled "Love of the falling flowers," which is a mixture of Chinese classic, jazz and hip-hop dancing. All the performers are wearing costumes to represent different Chinese minorities or dynasties during this performance on February 7, 2014 at Taste of OSU.

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The Ohio State Pilipino Student Association performs a Filipino cultural dance called Singkil, which recounts the epic legend of the "Darangan" of the Maranao people at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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The Ohio State University student organization J2K performed modern dances set to C-Pop, K-Pop and J-Pop songs at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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The Ukrainian Society performed "Divochyj Sviatkovyj Tanets," or "Women's Festive Dance," choreographed by Bohdan Tkachyshyn. The dance, from the Poltava central region, was performed by the female members of the Ukrainian Society, and represents the celebration of the coming of spring.

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Taste of OSU 2014 Cultural Performance by Ohio State Irish Dance Team on February 7, 2014.

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Taste of OSU 2014 Cultural Performance by the Japanese Student Organization on February 7, 2014. They performed a Japanese fisherman's dance called "So-ranbushi." The dance depicts the ocean waves, fishermen dragging nets, pulling ropes and lifting luggage over their shoulders.

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Taste of OSU 2014 Cultural Performance by Kappa Phi Lambda on February 7, 2014. They performed a traditional dance from the Xin Jiang province of China. This province is the majority northwest corner of China, closer to the Middle East, which is why the music doesn't sound stereotypically Chinese.

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The Ohio State University Armenian Student Association performs two cultural dances at Taste of OSU on February 7, 2014.

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Taste of OSU 2014 Cultural Performance by BAAM. BAAM is an organization founded on exploring and celebrating diversity through music. The group focuses mainly on music from East Asia, South East Asia and the Pacific Islands, but is always looking to expand its range.

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