Seventy-six IRRI staff and scholars from 14 countries showcased costumes, tradition, and culture with music, dance, and artistry on International Cultural Night (9 November 2012), seeking to rise to “the peak of art genes expression," which was the theme of the event.
Countries represented in the show were Bangladesh, the United Kingdom, Sri Lanka, India, China, Malaysia, Iran, Indonesia, Canada, Myanmar, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, and the Philippines.
Three kids representing China and Bangladesh also took to the stage.
The program was opened with remarks from V. Bruce J. Tolentino, IRRI deputy director general for communications and partnerships.
The event is an activity of the Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees and Residence of IRRI (AFSTRI).
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