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The Kapiʻolani Community College 30th Annual International Festival will be held March 19–22 and features guest speakers, music, dance, art, films, literature and poetry that beautifully showcases the diversity of cultures found in the world today through interactive student and guest presentations.

The festival highlights international education and features expressive culture from various countries of the world. This four-day event enhances the depth and substantiality of international programs at Kapiʻolani CC and supports efforts to create a “premier resource in Hawaiian, Asian and Pacific affairs.”

The International Festival is considered one the college’s signature events and has garnered a significant following and recognition by people in the community.

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Featured events

  • International Parade of Cultures
  • Kenny Endo and the Taiko Center of the Pacific
  • Mongolia: Khanate of the Golden Horde
  • UH Mānoa – The Music of Dance of Tahiti
  • MEDAH: Traditions of Dances of the Middle East
  • Sevillanas and Tango: Dances of Hispanic Culture
  • Kapi‘olani CC Synthesizer Ensemble
  • Chinlone of Myanmar
  • Ian O’ Sullivan: Songs for the North Shore
  • International Films, Literature Readings and more

For further information, please contact Carl Hefner, festival director, at (808) 734-9438. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities can be provided, if requested in advance. Call (808) 734-9160.

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