We contacted the cultural clubs here on campus to see if they would be interested in having representative(s) participate in performing a song that either displays a little bit about their culture or one that reminds them of home. The clubs had a few weeks to put together their performance. We were fortunate to have about 15 groups from all over the world participate. We had a plethora of musical numbers of various types ranging from a Korean choir to a Tahitian beat boxer. Even our very own, David Whippy, a Fijian rapper participated in the event.
Coordinting all the different aspects of the event was a big endevor but was pulled off with barely a hitch due to all the help we had. It turned out to be quite a success with over 200 students, faculty, and community members present.
I've enjoyed this project immensely, through it I have gained a greater understanding of all that goes into running events here at BYU-Hawaii, I also want to convey huge love and respect for all those who were able to lend a hand or even a kind word in order to further the project. But, most of all, I am grateful for the friendships made through this process and I know they will be ones I hold dear throughout my life.