Global BU Vision Singing Competition

Global BU Vision
The Russian group practices for the singing competition by preforming at the Global Community-LLC Spring Banquet
April 12, 2013

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WACO, Texas (April 12, 2013)--Musique, musica, musik, muziek, music. No matter the language, music influences and shapes different cultures around the world, every day.

The Baylor Department of Modern Foreign Languages, the Global Community Living-Learning Center and the Campus Diversity Committee will host the third annual international singing competition, "Global BU Vision."

"On the most basic level, I would like the students in attendance to appreciate music from the six languages represented (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish). Of course the professor in me, would rather the students did a little more than appreciate; I am hoping that the students will listen carefully to the song introductions in order to learn about the cultural importance and background of each song presented," said Rosalie Barrera, senior lecturer in Spanish in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences and faculty director of the global community.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Bennett Auditorium in Draper Academic Building, 1420 S. Fifth St.

The evening's events will include a multi-language singing competition from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., a pizza party from 8:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. and an awards presentation at 9 p.m.

Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

For more information, contact Rosalie Barrera at Rosalie_Barrera@baylor.edu.

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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