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Experiencing the World

| April 23, 2010 9:00 PM

North Idaho College will host a variety of cultural activities during Experience the World Week April 26-29.

Events will kick off with a demonstration of games played around the world from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 26 in the Edminster Student Union Building Ts'elusm Dining Room and the entry outside the student union. Games include bocci ball, croquet and dominoes.

Percussionist Michael Moon Bear will present a drumming demonstration and hands-on drumming experience from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Edminster Student Union Building Blue Creek Bay Room. Moon Bear is the music director of Malidoma World Music and Dance and the drumming instructor at Havermale High School in Spokane. The demonstration will include Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Middle Eastern and West African drumming and viewers will be allowed to play as well.

The family band Silk Road will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27 in the Edminster Student Union Building Activities Center. The band performs folk music from the different regions of China, Tibet, Mongolia, central Asia and the Balkans of eastern Europe.

The Celtic Knots, a Spokane-based acoustic band that performs Celtic-themed music, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 28 in the Edminster Student Union Building Activities Center.

NIC Dining Services Supervisor Eddie Nelson will present a cultural cooking demonstration at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 29 in the Edminster Student Union Building kitchen. Limited space is available so participants must e-mail jenelson@nic.edu for reservations.

An interactive Salsa dance party called "Salsa Magic" will wrap up the week's events at 8 p.m. in the Edminster Student Union Building Activities Center.

All events are free and open to the public.

Information: (208) 769-5970 or www.nic.edu/diversityevents

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