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Cultural Fun@i-LOUNGE 11 & 14 Apr 2022

Date(s)

11 & 14 Apr 2022

Time

6:30pm – 8:00pm

Venue

Zoom

Language(s)

English

Fee

Free

Target Participants

All CUHK students & staff

Enrolment/ Application

https://bit.ly/3JOpvyX (for both workshops)

Enquiries

Enquiry: 3943 1528 | kathyyu@cuhk.edu.hk

Details

🇯🇲Jamaican Dancehall Workshop
11 April 2022 (Monday) | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Originating in the 1970s in Kingston, Jamaica, dancehall is not only a type of dance grew out of the African diaspora but it also includes music, a sense of fashion and community. The name dancehall comes from Jamaican dance halls where popular songs in the genre were originally played on local sound systems. Over the years the dance and music genre has evolved and spread to all parts of the world. Dancehall artists such as Popcaan and Vybz Cartel are globally known. In this workshop partnered with the Africa Center Hong Kong, you will know a part of the dancehall culture through learning dance moves with a lively and thrilling atmosphere. You will also be able to learn about the rich history of this dancing style and how it has become popularized all around the world.

 

🃏Board and Card Games from Around the World
14 April 2022 (Thursday) | 6:30pm-8:00pm

Beyond food, shelter and security, one other thing that all cultures share is the idea of ‘play’. Did you know that playing cards may have originated in China, but the 52-card design that we universally know, use, and consider as the standard originated in France? Or that the Central Asian Game ‘Togyzkumalak’ is popular in places like Germany or Lithuania and is on UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity? Join us for a fun and playful night as we explore how nations have taken packs of cards and boards and pebbles and made games unique to their own cultural identity while spreading them around the world.