ICA and AHC celebrate diversity

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ICA and AHC celebrate diversity

Alex Slataper

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The BRHS International Culture Association had a performance on February 2nd to celebrate a variety of cultures. Aligned with African-American history month, there is a particular focus on the African-American community and the developments and accomplishments that have happened in the past few centuries.
African Heritage Club presented a series of performances at the show, including dance numbers, musical demonstrations, and educational skits revolving around the theme of music in the history of the African American culture. They paid tribute to several blues, soul, and pop artists throughout history.
The International Cultures Association performed a variety of dances from many different cultures. Each dance displayed some aspect of fashion from the culture being presented. The crowd seemed particularly impressed by the Indian club dance, Chinese hand dance, Korean fan dance, and Korean Pop dance. Performances by the Spanish club and Ballroom dancing club also received positive feedback from the crowd.
African-American History Month, also known as Black History Month, is an annual celebration of African-American History. This tribute is celebrated in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the Netherlands, where it is referred to as Black Achievement Month. In the first half of the 20th century, this celebration was only a week long and was not celebrated outside of the African-American community. However, as the years progressed and the Civil Rights Movement came into a strong existence, Americans of all color became focused on the subject of the contributions of African Americans to history and culture. Upon this development, the one-week celebration of African-American achievements expanded into an annual month long occurrence





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ICA and AHC celebrate diversity