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Window on the World brings culture to Tech

By John Oxley
On April 23, 2019

The Nyama Drum Ensemble performs with audience members at Window On the World in the Hooper Eblen Center on April 13, which celebrates cultural diversity through a variety of international booths and performances. Window on the World is held every spring at Tech. 
Photo by Rebecca Franey.

Twenty-six vendors set up booths on April 13 for the annual Window on the World event in the Hooper Eblen Center to offer historical and cultural information about French, Indian, Native American, African and various other cultures. 

Vendors offered ethnic foods, jewelry, clothing and skin treatment.

At the African booth, Carolyn Ross handed out samples of shea butter. 

Shea butter comes from the nut of the African Karite tree in West Africa. The nuts are picked, smashed and boiled. Ross said a lot of work goes into making the butter.

“The butter is sold to companies like Jergens and made into different skin products, but I just put it in a jar. It doesn’t need anything else,” Ross said. 

Dance groups performed the Chinese Lion dance, Irish Step dance, and Flamenco dance.

“We really do have such a diverse community that is not often showcased. I think it’s great that Tech does this every year,” Emily Thomas, a senior history student working at the French booth, said.

A vendor wearing Ghanaian duku, or head scarf, sells various African goods including Ghanaian cocoa butter at Window on the World on April 13.
Photo by Zach Fowler.


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