International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over four decades, and is a favorite event on campus.
Photos by Bob Douglas for UH Hilo Stories.
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Each year the International Student Association at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo produces shows that feature performances from the many different cultures and countries represented at the university. International Nights is a long-standing tradition at UH Hilo that spans over four decades, and is a favorite event on campus among students, the community, and visitors. Performers volunteer their time and do not get paid for their time and effort in preparing for and executing their performances—a testament to the willingness of UH Hilo’s international students to share their cultures with others.
This year’s International Nights were held on Feb. 22 & 23.
FRIDAY, FEB. 22, 2019
Taishoji Taiko (Japan)
Korea Treasure (Korea)
“Korea Traditional Dance & K-Pop”
Bayanihan Club (Phillipines)
Performing Arts Club (USA)
“For the Love of Musicals”
Kosrae Hilo Organization (Kosrae, FSM)
“Traditional Stick Dance & Women’s Chant”
Melanin Magic (Africa)
“Modern African Dance”
Tupulaga O Samoa Mo A Taeao (Samoa)
“O le olaga faʻasamoa”
SATURDAY, FEB. 23, 2019
Puna Taiko (Japan)
“Hiryu-Issho Medley / Yodan Uchi”
India Music Hawaiʻi (South Asia)
Hawaiʻi Irish Dance (Ireland)
“Irish Rock Celebration!”
Ngelekeil Belau (Palau)
“Palauan Contemporary Dance”
Big Island Kiribati Club (Kiribati)
Big Island Desi (India)
Fije Meke Group (Fiji)
“Mekw Vakaviti (Fijian Dance)”
Marshallese Iakwe Club (Marshall Islands)
Bob Douglas is a local artist, photographer, and sometimes part-time student who volunteers his photography skills to the Office of the Chancellor and UH Hilo Stories. Visit his website at bob-douglas.com.