Artists from Republic of Colombia enthralled the audience with their performances

Chandigarh University, Gharuan in collaboration with Punjab Cultural Promotion Council today organized the 7TH Chandigarh International Folk Festival with the visionary approach to promote fusion of global cultures among different countries. Folk dancers and musicians from South American country, Republic of Colombia performed with their scintillating performances in front of jam packed audience of students of Chandigarh University.

Artists of International Folk Dance Troup from Colombia consisting of musicians Johana, Shelsea, Harold, Jorge along with the folk dancers Brenda, Carolina, Adriana, Lorena, Jimena, Ana Maria, Ceaser, Ivan, Diego & David performed live on the Colombian folk music and mesmerized the audience. The Folk Dance troupe performed Eje Cafetero also known as Coffee Dance which is the traditional dance performed by the Coffee growing farmers of the Colombia which was followed by Altiplano Cudiboyacense, a religious mountain dance performed by the people living in the cold areas of the South American country. The attraction of the day was Tolima Dance which is a folk dance representing the peasants community who are farm workers in the Colombia. Gatka team of Chandigarh University fascinated the visitors and foreign delegates with their breath taking performances on the occasion.

While interacting with the audience the team of artists from Colombia led by their coach Nader said, “I have always dreamed to visit India as I am fascinated by the rich heritage & cultural diversity that inspires the world to unite together & live in peace”. The leader dancer of the troupe, Carolina said “I like the way Indian women gets dressed up in the weddings flaunting their precious gems & jewelry and I would love to take lot of ornaments from India”.  Ceaser yet another dancer in the group stated, “People in India are genuine and warm, and the team has been fascinated with the unity in diversity here.”

  Satnam Singh Sandhu, Chancellor, Chandigarh University said that the 7th Chandigarh International Folk Festival has provided a unique platform to interact and infuse global multi-cultism among the students. The students tend to understand the cultures of different countries and learn the unique features of them added Sandhu. Dr. R.S. Bawa, Vice-Chancellor and Dr. B.S. Sohi, Pro-VC expressed delight over the cultural-exchange program and said, “We want nations to come together via such exchanges, so that we can spread our message of brotherhood.”