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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KALEIDOSCOPE: Virtual Celebration

October 1 - 31, 2020​

FREE


Participate in a virtual celebration of the Coppell community! This year, Kaleidoscope: A Celebration of Art and Cultures will be observed virtually throughout the entire month of October.

Kaleidoscope began in 2017 as a festival of art and culture to spotlight the growing diversity in the Coppell community. Traditionally, the event features cuisine, artisans, performers, and local organizations representative of the range of cultures in Coppell. ​​​


BEGIN YOUR VIRTUAL JOURNEY AROUND THE WORLD HERE! 

Please remember that the countries selected per region and the featured links are just a small sampling of the wonderfully diverse communities around the world. We hope you can learn or see something new as you click around and explore this page! Click on the region below to take a step out of the United States and begin your virtual celebration! To return to the top of the page, simply click on the region name in each section.
         



CURATING THE CULTURE IN COPPELL

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The event’s virtual platform will showcase the unique community fabric in Coppell, and this year residents were invited to contribute to the celebration. Residents emailed us stories, photos, and videos of cherished elements of their culture, from cuisine to traditional dress to home décor and recipes, too! We were thrilled to hear from our community and are delighted to share with you the Coppell Cultural Snapshot 2020. ​




The Americas

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​ARGENTINA

​T​angoTango
Folk Music Guitarist and Composer
Shrimp Empanadas

​BELIZE

BrukdownPuntaUmalali  Collaboration
by Ivan Duran
Cochinita​​ATM Cave
Blue Hole and Barrier Reef
Ancient Ruins of Xunantunich
Xunantunich Mayan Temple

​​BRAZIL

SambaCarimbo
Sculptor and Architect
Feijoada

​ISLANDS OF THE CARIBBEAN

Bomba (Puerto Rico)Gombey (Bermuda)
Poet and Academic
(Barbados)
Hot Pepper Sauce (Trinidad)
Jamaica

​MEXICO

MariachiJarabe Tapatío

Tutorial
Painter
Horchata

​PANAMA

El Tamborito​​El Punto
Painter
Sancocho
 
 



asia pacific

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​A​USTRALIA

Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders​Aboriginal Australian​​Nicholas Caire
(1837 - 1918)

Photographer
LamingtonNational Gallery of Victoria
Uluru-Kata Tjuta
National Park

Sydney Opera House
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sydney Ferry Ride

​CHINA

Tibetan Music​Dragon DanceWu GuanzhongKung Pao ChickenChina 360
National Museum of China
360 Tourist China

​INDIA

Carnatic Music​Bharatanatyam Amrita Sher-Gil
(1913 - 1941)

Painter
Butter Chicken​Indian Stone Monuments
Mumbai City Museum
Taj Mahal
Burj Khalifa
India VR

​JAPAN

Shōmyō Bon Odori

Tutorial
Shōji Hamada
(1894 - 1978)

Potter
Miso Soup​​Mount Fuji
Nijo-jo Castle
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Google Arts and Culture
Japan VR
Maki-do

​KAZAKHSTAN

Dombra Kazakh Dance​Kadyr Myrza Ali
Poet
Beshbarmak​Kaz Museum
Kazakhstan Tour
Almaty VR

​NEPAL

DohoriLakhey Raj Man Singh Chitrakar 
(1797 - 1865)

Painter
Sel RotiKathmandu
Nepal

​P​HILIPPINES

Kulintang Tinikling Juan Luna de San Pedro y Novicio Ancheta
(1857 - 1899)

Sculptor and Painter
Chicken Adobo​Presidential Museum
and Library

Ateneo Art Gallery
Caramoan Islands
Sinagtala Resort

​VIETNA​​M

Nhã nhạc​​

Informational Video
Fan DanceTô Ngọc Vân
(1906 - 1954)

Painter
Bun Cha​​Hue
Hoi An
My Son
Son Doong Cave




europe

​CROATIA​​

GangaKolo
Sculptor, Architect, and Writer
Strukli

​DENMARK

SpillemandsmusikDanish Folk Dance
Author
Stegt Flæsk Med Persillesovs

​GERMANY

Volksmusik ​Zwiefacher​Caspar David Friedrich
(1774 - 1840)

Painter
Sauerbraten​Germany 360
Germany

​GREECE

Akritic Hasapiko

Instructional Video
​Andokides 
(530 BC)

Potter
Moussaka​Greece 360
Benaki Museum

​IRELAND

Irish Traditional Music​Irish Stepdance

Instructional Video
William Butler Yeats
(1865 - 1939)

Poet
Shepherds PieGiant’s Causeway in
County Antrim

Blarney Castle and Gardens
The Cliffs of Moher in
County Clare

Dunluce Castle

​ITALY

Canzone NapoletanaTarantellaMichelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
(1475 - 1564)

Sculptor, Painter, Architect, and Poet
​Baked MeatballsMusei Capitolini in Rome
Rome
Italy 360
Lago di Como
Venice

​RUSSIA

Russian Folk Music​​Barynya​Léon Bakst
(1866 - 1924)

Painter, Scene, and
Costume Designer
BorschtMuseum of Cosmonautics
Pushkin Museum
Baika Lake





MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

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​EGYPT

Coptic Chant Tanoura
Sculptor
​Foul Mudammas

​ISRAEL

​Shira beTsiburIsraeli Folk Dancing

Training Video
Painter
Falafel

​MOROCCO

​​Chaabi Guedra
Painter
Chicken Tagine

​SOUTH AFRICA

Traditional Music of the Ndebele​Ingoma
Artist
​Chakalaka and Pap

​TURKEY

​​Makams​Sufi Whirling
Ferik İbrahim Pasha 
Painter
​Baklava

​ZIMBABWE

​​Mbira Dinhe
Painter and Cartoonist
Polenta Style Sadza (P​ap)





Journey back to previous Kaleidoscope events!​

          

Click on the icons above for a video recap of each event.


Please take a few moments to let us know about your virtual experience!

We can​'t wait to celebrate with you again in 2021!​

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