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20th annual Window on the World international festival is April 14

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The annual Window on the World event features music, dance, food and displays of culture from around the world.

Published Tuesday Apr 3, 2018

Tennessee Tech’s Hooper Eblen Center and Recreation and Fitness Center will be filled with all things international on Saturday, April 14 for the university’s annual Window on the World event.

The 2018 event marks the celebration’s 20th year at Tech.

This free, family-friendly international festival celebrates diversity and culture with music, dancing, food, fashion and fine craft from all over the world.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the event will feature performances of a global variety, including Irish step dancers, Middle Eastern Dance, Nayama Drum Ensemble and the Chinese Lion Dance, among others.

The festival will be filled with the sounds of German, Cuban, Middle Eastern and Indian music and the flavors of international cuisine including German, African, Mexican, Columbian, Filipino, Italian, Indian, Egyptian, Syrian, Bosnian, French and American foods.

Children are invited to participate in Hands Around the World, a craft space featuring crafts children can make that are each tied to different world cultures. All craft activities are free.

Fine crafts from around the globe will be available for purchase as well.

Prior to the Saturday festival, a symposium titled “An Introduction to Blockchain, Bitcoin and CryptoEconomics” will be held Friday, April 13 at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Hall auditorium on Tech’s campus. The symposium aims to examine the future of globalization from both local and global perspectives.

WOW is a Center Stage event, which is made possible by the university’s general education fund and is sponsored by the Globalization Committee of the Tennessee Tech College of Business.

The Hooper Eblen Center is located at 1100 McGee Blvd.

More information and performance schedules can be found at http://wowttu.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/WOWTTU.

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