UH Hilo International Nights 2012 is Feb 17, 18

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Date: Thursday, January 19, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo International Student Association presents International Nights 2012 on Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 7:30 pm in the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center. This annual show features performances from around the world and is a favorite event among students, the community, and visitors. Among the many cultures to be represented are Hawai’i, Samoa, the Philippines, Micronesia, Korea, New Zealand, Palau, Ireland and the USA.

The show on Friday, February 17 will also include a special performance by a visiting group from Indonesia. The group will perform excerpts from the Randai play “The Genteel Sabai,” featuring dance, music, songs and martial arts. Randai is a traditional folk dance-drama of Indonesia, closely connected to the spiritual and cultural life of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra. Traditionally performed in the villages for communal celebrations, Randai features elements of various performing arts that are uniquely Minang.

Tickets are $10 general admission and $5 for students, children, and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased with cash or checks in-person at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center Box Office from 9 am to 1 pm, Tuesday through Friday, or at the door. Credit or debit card orders by phone or at the Box Office are not available. As the shows typically sell out, it is recommended that tickets be purchased in advance.

For more information, contact the UH Hilo International Student Services Office at 974-7313.

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