11 Sept 2017
CultureFest 2017 (October 14 from 10:00-2:00) will highlight cultures from around the world by demonstrating the diverse talents of Red Raiders. Collaborating with the MOTTU, CMLL (College of Arts and Sciences), International Student Organizations, the School of Music-World Ensembles, and International Student Life, the OIA festival will share culture through music, dance, and art performances.
OIA is excited to present, Anu Naimpally as the featured artist during the festival. She is scheduled to perform at 1:10 pm in an outdoor setting at the International Cultural Center. Anuradha Naimpally, Bharata Natyam dance soloist, collaborator, and educator, is an experienced performer worldwide. From concert halls to school cafeterias, libraries to universities, Anuradha connects this ancient art of India to modern audiences of all ages through interesting introductions and moving performances. She is a recipient of the prestigious Jacqueline LeMieux Prize from the Canada Council and the title of "Sringara Mani" (Artistic Jewel) in India. She has been named and nominated Best Dancer by the Austin Area Critics' Circle numerous times. She is a popular performer known for her mesmerizing presentations and articulate explanations of this classical form.
In addition to these performances and activities, booths highlighting cultural items including clothing, art, food, and various other activities will be available. Festival participants will also enjoy international cuisine offered through a variety of food trucks/vendors that will be available during the venue.Read More
The history of India Association of West Texas (IAWT) dates back to 1983. The IAWT was started with a few members in 1983 and now consists of over 280 families with participation from Lubbock, Plainview, Amarillo, Hobbs, and Brownfield. The association was started primarily to maintain socio-economic relations, and to support multi-faith culture and heritage of India.
The mission of IAWT is to highlight rich multi-cultural and multi-faith heritage through organization and promotion of activities and occasional social interactions involving West Texas Communities.
India Association strongly urges all the Indian families to become members and help promote our heritage. IAWT is committed to serve the Lubbock community with various Events and Services.
India Association of West Texas is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit Organization, established by these laws and ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX EXEMPT.
To invite people identifying themselves with ethnic origins of India and also all of those interested in celebrating and enriching together cultural diversity and traditions of India and to assist and promote cultural, educational, social, economic and community affairs involving West Texas people of Indian and other global ethnic origins.
To create awareness especially regarding activities and contributions by people of Indian origin, including those presently serving the North American continent, on cultural, socio- economic and other important life frontiers.
To solicit and raise charities and donations, thereby promoting locally cultural, educational and humanitarian causes, in collaboration with registered not-for-profit organizations based here in the US.
To enhance and encourage Indo-American partnership initiatives involving businesses and non-profit & charitable organizations serving West Texas communities via social, economic and cultural opportunities.