Cuban and Caribbean Studies Institute

Tulane University

International Food and Music Festival at Tulane

February 25th, 2010

This Festival, in keeping with New Orleans’ tradition of spring festivals, is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and showcase your food and culture to each other and the community of New Orleans! International students and scholars bring so much life and diversity to this area – this festival is our big chance to come together and celebrate this contribution.

So what makes New Orleans festivals, and this festival in particular, so GREAT?

Food, for one! We’ll have food from all over the world! Music, for two! Many students have volunteered to perform, and we’re bringing in different bands as well to play a variety of music. And then, number three, we’ll have cultural displays and activities so that everyone who attends will have lots to learn and enjoy!

We also are still looking for volunteers. You can come and help us for as little as one hour or for the duration of the festivals! If you would like to help decorate, cook, perform or help us coordinate the festival on-site, we would greatly appreciate it! Cooking ethnic and international food at the festival is a good way for students, student groups, and staff members to raise funds for a cause or spring break trip. The food will be sold to festival attendees during the festival. OISS will provide country flags and tables at the LBC for those interested in cooking and serving as cultural ambassadors. Come be a part of this great event!

What is it? The International Food & Music Festival
When: Saturday, March 20
Where: Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC) top floor
Time: 5 – 9 PM
Who: International students, scholars, faculty and staff from the Tulane and New Orleans community
On Offer: Food, Drinks, Cultural Booths and Great Entertainment

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Pablo Soledad psoledad@tulane.edu ASAP!
Deadline to sign up for cooking and cultural booths is March 5, 2010.
Deadline to sign up for ethnic/cultural performance is March 12, 2010.

This event is run by the International Food and Music Committee.

Photo by Ph.D. Candidate Stephen Jacobs, Stone Center for Latin American Studies