cultural exchange

Dancers, musicians, craft vendors and foods from around the globe await visitors to Norwalk’s Oyster Shell Park on Saturday, July 8. Janet Evelyn, founder and executive director of the Norwalk International Cultural Exchange, said the rain-or-shine multicultural event will offer a full day of performances and traditional offerings.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday afternoon attended a signing ceremony for cooperation agreement on the development of the Hong Kong Palace Museum. The mainland and the Hong Hong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) will carry out cooperation in areas including relic display, personnel training and people-to-people exchange, according to the agreement.

Refugee Cooks Take Over European Kitchens

Following World Refugee Day, a look at how some refugees practice cultural exchange through cuisine.

Yunus Emre Institute, which was established with the aim of promoting Turkish language, culture and art and increasing cultural exchange between Turkey and other countries, has started operating in Washington DC after the first center was opened in Maryland, U.S. last April.

Jay Wang spoke with artists, scholars, and funders in New York about the value of cultural diplomacy.

In his eight years leading the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert has witnessed the power of music to connect cultures - and watched as political strife consumed much of the world. Closing his tenure in one of classical music's most prestigious positions, he is planning a next chapter by creating a sort of United Nations of orchestras. [...] The musicians will "play concerts that express hope for peace and cooperation and shared humanity", he said.

About two dozen municipalities, mainly from the region, have partnered with most of Guam’s villages throughout the years to form sister-city relationships. The bond is meant to be mutually beneficial as the two cities from different nations share business, cultural and educational ideas. The relationship is often established through an agreement with elected officials, such as mayors. [...] The council’s latest travel record showed that teams of village mayors attended festivals in the Philippines in recent months.

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