Robust Variety of Music at the ND Foreign Language Week

Author: Noelle Elliott

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In addition to the full schedule of events that will take place in next week's Foreign Language week titled, "We are the World " there will be several opportunities to experience the robust musical variety that is taking place on campus.

Because of the impressive turnout of the first Language week, the Center for the Study of Language and Culture has added even more ways to experience various events for this year's event. The events will take place from February 12 - 19 with the culture fair taking place on February 15 from 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM in the Dahnke Ballroom.   Throughout the week and all over campus, there are over 90 events including cultural demonstrations, Mass in different languages, language tables, food, music, poetry readings, dancing, games, movies, and more.  
“The guiding principles of the Foreign Language Week were collaboration, inclusion, and a student-directed approach. So what that means is all of us who are still in the process of organizing collaborate with each other,” the CLSC’s program manager for language initiatives Eva Hoeckner said.

On February 13 in O'Neill Hall, Department of Music Chair, Berthold Hoeckner is on a panel to discuss The Phenomenon of Asian Pop Culture. The panel will explore its diverse phenomena like K-Pop, Korean Wave, Taiwanese Drama, Film in Bengal and India, Japanese character archetypes in film and art, and more.

The Notre Dame Glee Club will be participating by performing a variety of international songs.  The Notre Dame Chorale will present Singt!, Cantate!, ¡Cantad!, Cantare!, Chantez!, Póytye! Songs in Nine Languages.
Sacred Music Choir, Concordia Vocal Ensemble will perform a medley of three famous Korean children's songs and Sanullim (The mountain Echo) in Korean.

In addition, the Department of Music is excited to participate by contributing to the 

Kichwa Runa: Ecuadorian Ensemble. This group makes use of traditional instruments such as the zampoña, quena, charango, and rondador to rescue traditional melodies from the province of Imbabura such as "San Juanito".

To view all the events, visit the Foreign Language Week events page!