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A Universal Language

Both international and United States born students will share their cultures through their talents on Sunday, Nov. 11, at the International Student Music Recital at 1 p.m. in St. John’s Chapel.

The annual event is a way to showcase the many noteworthy contributions international students make to the HWS community, says David Gage, director of international student affairs.  “Students take great pride in sharing their cultures. Music is a language we all speak.”   

Members of the student band “S.H.H” will rock the chapel with their rendition of “What’s Up” by 4 Non-Blondes and “Rolling in the Deep” by Adel. Band members include Jiyoon Jeong, an exchange student from Seoul, Korea, on vocals; San-Fan Hong ’16, of Taipei City, Taiwan, on drums; Kingsley Adarkwah ’13, of Bronx, N.Y., on keyboard; Nina Vtorushina, an exchange student from Tomsk, Russia, on guitar; and Ensuk Cho, an exchange student from Seoul, Korea, on bass guitar.

 Solo vocalist Irene Karaliota ’16, of Thessaloniki, Greece, will perform “Better Me” by Fiona Sit and Yi Lei ’14, of Wuhan, China, will give her rendition of Josh Groband’s “You Raised Me Up.” Performances also include a poetry reading by Sharafudin Mirzayee ’15, of Kabul, Afghanistan. Special guest President Mark D. Gearan will conclude the afternoon with a piano solo. 

Doughnuts and cider will follow at Chaplain Lesley Adam’s residence.  All are welcome.