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Madison Elementary brings families together at Multicultural Night

girls playing sticks(01/26/2024) Madison Elementary School welcomed families and the community to celebrate the many different cultures of their student population at its Multicultural Night on Jan. 25. The evening marked the 16th year of the event. 

The Madison Multicultural Night incorporates grade level and student performances combined with community dance companies. The event also welcomes families to attend dressed in clothes celebrating their culture.

Performances included:

  • Students from grades 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Ojibwe drum and dance - performed by a student and his family.
  • Irish dance and musical performance by Rebecca Michaelson, the music teacher at Madison.
  • Baile Folklorico - a folkloric dance in Mexico. The group Baile Folklorico Mexico Azteca has attended the event at Madison in each of the 16 years.
  • Clog dancing - originated from the Appalachian area, performed by a student.
  • Natyakala Dance School Performers - a student dance celebrating India’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Hmong Qeej - students performed a dance with traditional Hmong instruments.
  • Kuyayki Peru - MN - Cultural organization dedicated to educating and spreading awareness of Peruvian culture. 

View photos from the event.