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Cultural Mosaic showcases UTSC’s diversity of artistic talent

A wide array of different performances took to the stage at the recent Cultural Mosaic show at UTSC. (Photo by Ken Jones)

More than 500 audience members packed the UTSC Meeting Place for the 24th annual Cultural Mosaic show on March 19th.

The event, sponsored by the SCSU and Fusion Radio, brings together UTSC students from diverse cultural backgrounds into one large artistic showcase.

“Cultural Mosaic is a great opportunity for our diverse communities on campus to celebrate their cultural heritage,” says coordinator Aishwarya Ravi, a second-year UTSC student specializing in Arts Management. “It’s a very inclusive event and anyone with an artistic talent is invited to perform.”

There were performances by the UTSC Assassins and students representing the Pilipino, Sri Lankan, Arab, Afghan, Latin and Black student associations, among others. This year 25 unique acts involving more than 100 performers took to the stage, with performances including singing, dancing, rapping, spoken word poetry and musicians playing cultural instruments. 

For more photos of the event click here.

This year’s event was named Mosaic Sankofa. Sankofa is a word of Ghanaian origin that translates roughly to “reach back and get it,” says Ravi. Organizers were inspired to name the event after a TEDxUTSC talk by Assistant Professor Girish Daswani, of the Anthropology department, who expressed concerns about what it means to lose a sense of cultural identity.

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