"We don't audition or measure them. We take all sizes, all shapes. We just say 'Come and learn.' We work with approximately 40 students a year, but we don't recruit," Michael noted. "Information spreads by word of mouth. The kids recruit each other. They'll see students on campus and determine if they're talented and interested Under Armour Shoes Black
The vocal range of Becky and Stephanie Lucas of the Native American Lumbee tribe, Navajo Nation lady Eva Miller and warrior Kanyon Kennedy, Tongan chanter Lala Garcia and Munoa Dyer thrilled was impressive.
Remembering Our Culture, commonly called ROC, features students from Brigham Young and Utah Valley universities and one amazing high school dancer. The group founded and directed by Dr. Michael Campbell, administrator of UVU's Educational Talent Search program, and his wife, court interpreter Lluvia Campbell, performed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints on Etiwanda Avenue. The shows were presented by Terry Goedel, a Native American master hoop dancer and educator. Inland Valley families hosted the collegians in their homes.
Remembering Our Culture program charms local audience
No matter how many times they changed costumes or cultural categories, one was instantly able to identify and be elated by Tishna's peerless vocals, her 18 year old brother Christian's energitic leaps, twists and turns, Ieremia's powerful physique and commanding presence on chants, dances and songs, African American dancer Michele Hoffman's and Polynesian Maraia Vosaki's exacting execution of the stomp step moves made popular by Black Greek fraternities and sororities.
The young ladies draped in long, royal blue dresses, yellow leis adorning their necks and hairstyles crowned with flowers brought a sweet sensuality to Hawaii's modern hula. Sassy and subtle best described the Iroquis partridge dance performed by Tishna and Christian. Peruvian Evan Bogdan introduced Filipino bamboo dancers demonstrating the dexterity and perfect Under Armour New Shoes timing of legs and arms similar to double Dutch jump roping. The swooping swirls of vividly colored skirts highlighted the folkloric dances from Sinaloa and Jalisco, Mexico. Under Armour Curry 3 Men
Colorful costumes, soothing melodies, exhilarating dances and rhythmic mixes of drums, voices, hands and feet kept the intergenerational, multiethnic, multicultural audience either on the edges of seats or wildly clapping and stomping. There were no slow moments, boring pauses or unsatisfied sighs. Native American, African American, Latino, Asian and Polynesian performers captivated everyone with a program dually entertaining and educational.
their chairs as the heavenly voices of Native American and Mexican singer Tishna Campbell, Alexis Munoa Dyer of the Pechanga Nation and Polynesians Landric Ieremia and Brittany Lavatai filled the church fellowship hall with four part harmony on Lluvia's arrangement of "Lord, Redeemer Of My Soul" and her originals "Voices From The Dust," "You Remembered Me" and "No Time To Sleep. "
Students representing specific ethnic and cultural groups led each of the culturally specific dances and songs, but performers from varying tribal and ethnic backgrounds joined their colleagues for authentic, ancient and well executed numbers.
ROC, an ensemble of ethnic singers and dancers, celebrated their ancestral and cultural heritage, reminded themselves of the traditions which sustain their cultures and educated others about their cultural customs when it ended a West Coast tour in Rancho Cucamonga last weekend.
Many of the songs, particularly those during ROC's fireside devotion opening the concert, are Lluvia's original compositions by Lluvia Campbell. Barbara Smythe, La Verne Cultural Arts Society president, and her friends Lavonn Urbonas of Rancho Cucamonga and Patricia and George Loizou of La Verne immediately leaned forward in Under Armour Black Shoes Mens
in joining the group. "
Christian was most memorable, making it difficult to conceive he was a teenager and not yet a master dancer in terms of both skills and passionate delivery.
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