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CCU showcases diversity with annual Cultural Celebration

September 18, 2012

Coastal Carolina University's Cultural Celebration is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Prince Lawn. This event is free and open to the public. The rain date is Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the same time and location.

Gustavo Arenas, a Colombian-born composer, will perform from 11 to 11:30 a.m., and again from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Arenas is a Grammy-nominated composer, conductor and arranger. In 2003, Arenas received the Orquidea Award as Colombia's most successful international artist.

Yasmine and Magic Hips will perform from 11:30 to 11:45 a.m. She is an award-winning American cabaret dance artist who performs various forms of belly dances, with a focus on modern Egyptian styles. She travels the globe offering seminars and lessons.

Flutist Galen Abdur-Razzaq will perform from noon to 12:30 p.m. Abdur-Razzaq, a graduate of Rutgers University, has been performing domestically and internationally for more than 30 years.

The CCU World Music Ensemble will perform from 1 to 1:30 p.m.

In addition to the entertainment, the event will offer crafts and cuisine from various countries. The event is sponsored by CCU's Office of Multicultural Student Services.

For more information, contact multicultural student services at 843-349-2792, or visit