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International Festival celebrated, April 3-7 and April 28

The University's annual International Festival is expanding this year from its traditional half-day celebration.

Part one of the event will run from Tuesday through Saturday, April 3-7, and part two will take place in conjunction with Communiversity Saturday, April 28.

This is the 27th year for the festival, which highlights the University's rich cultural diversity.

Festival I will take place on the 100 level of the Frist Campus Center and will include exhibits, displays and talent shows. Each day has a regional focus: April 3, Africa; April 4, Europe, the Middle East and the Near East; April 5, South, Southeast and East Asia; and April 6, the Americas and Australia. Events will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. There will be martial arts demonstrations and a cappella singing in the afternoons. International foods will be served in the Frist Food Gallery.

Starting at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, "Global Voices: The IF Cafi Night" will feature literary and lyrical styles from around the world in the Frist Cafi. The event will be opened by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and creative writing professor Yusef Komunyakaa and will be followed by faculty and student performances. International games including Go and Mahjong will be available following the performances.

From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, "Global Rhythms: The IF Cultural Show" will bring together Princeton's culturally diverse musical, drama and dance talents in the Frist Performing Arts Theater. This event is free for Princeton University ID holders and $2 for others. Tickets can be purchased at the Frist Box Office on the day of the event.

International Festival II will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 28, on Nassau Street and Nassau Green. It will feature an international flag procession, the presentation of the fifth annual International Service Award, international performances and food.

For more information, call the International Center at 258-5006.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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