Connecting Cultures

August 8, 2013

As the month of Ramadan comes to an end, Muslims all over the world will begin preparations for the annual holiday Eid ul-Fitr which signals the end of Ramadan. Eid ul-Fitr is known by several names – the Sugar Feast, the Sweet Fest, or the Lesser Eid.

July 31, 2013

Heat waves have already hit many cities across the United States this summer, so what better way to lessen the side effects of heat than by eating something nice and cold?

July 10, 2013

‘Tis that time of year when Muslims around the world begin their annual month of fasting for Ramadan, a religious tradition that predates the advent of Islam, but has found new meaning for Muslims since then.  Ramadan began this

July 3, 2013

Today, people learning about a new culture may look to food, art, history, and language (which is what Cheng & Tsui is all about!). But what about the way a culture plays?

March 22, 2013
Ticket stub to Bob Marley & The Wailers performance in Japan.
March 13, 2013

日本語ロック論争, or the Japanese-language rock controversy, infused the post-Beatles G.S. world of Japan.

March 5, 2013

Okay, okay, not all J-Pop comes from ビートルマニア, or, Beatlemania, but, without the Beatles, it is likely that the modern Japanese music scene would be radically different.  Similar to 1950s and 1960s American rock, Group Sounds formed the baseline for the modern music industry.

February 28, 2013
Lima's Center Square