Brilliant talent and culture on display

The Castlegar Refugee Project held its first International Talent Showcase at the Brilliant Cultural Centre on Friday, raising $1,350.

People from all different backgrounds and cultures shared their talents with the large crowd.

Acts included Indian dance, Highland dance and Doukhabor hymns, among others.

Ramanjeet Kauer performed an Indian dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Khalil and Zain read a prayer from the Qu’ran during the opening of the International Talent Showcase. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Highland dancers performed a broad sword dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
The Family of Friends and Vision of Peace choirs performed three songs together, two of which were in Russian. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Jacob Sebastian played three different instruments during his performance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Steven Leffelaar played a selection of Latin American songs. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Lucilla Al Mar played songs from her album Nothing Is Forever. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Rhyan Johnstone sang and played songs on the ukulele. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Vraj Thakkur performed a Bhangra dance. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)
Doukhobor youth put on a fashion show featuring traditional Doukhobor clothing. (Chelsea Novak/Castlegar News)

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