Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Harmony Day 21st March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home - from the traditional owners of this land to those who have come from many countries around the world. And ECU's South West campus celebrated our multiculturalism with style. Students and Staff alike enjoyed a variety of cultural experiences, tastes and sounds.
The long line at the Indonesian food tent proved how popular it was with people who were enjoying: Nasi Goreng, Mie Goreng, Pisang Goreng (fried banana), Lumpia Goreng (spring rolls) and Klepon (sweet rice balls); additionally the Guild had on offer a delicious African Curry and rice. Whilst this was going on AIME volunteers spoke about the mentoring program for Indigenous youths and offered dot face painting.
A variety of International music played in the back ground until the official acts begun. Local student Natacha Gadzani started things off with her beautiful voice singing African songs, this was followed by Metro student Victor Adeseolu and his African band. They sang and danced the day away with plenty of crowd involvement. Incidentally the band's members represented Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast and Asian-Africa. Local Social Work student Maji "Magic" Isaiah surprised on vocals and keyboard with his own song "Seven times seven". The entertainment was rounded off by our own Sharon Rose who showcased Spanish dancing and had everyone up dancing the Flamenco.
Our gold coin donations raised $189.55 which will be donated to a local multicultural Group.
What a great day.
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