To celebrate the fact that students from all over the map come to Full Sail’s Winter Park, Florida, campus to study, Entertainment Business Master’s student Alejandro Vicuna teamed up with the International Student Society, the Entertainment Networking Society, and the Library to produce “Sounds of the World,” a multicultural showcase featuring performances from several talented students.
Each student was asked to perform an original or cover song that has special significance to them. Check out the gallery below for photos and more details from students about each of their performances.
Kenya: Afia Kyalo (Entertainment Business Master's) sang "Daima Kenya" and "Ritwa Riaku (Your Sweet Name)" by Eric Wainaina. "'Daima Kenya' is a patriotic song that was instrumental in bringing Kenyans together after the 2007 post-election violence," she says.
USA: Anna Lipsey (Entertainment Business Master's) performed "American Honey" by Lady Antebellum and "Heart Like Mine" by Miranda Lambert.
Italy & Venezuela: Antonio Pecoraro Jugovic a.k.a Salvatore Creme (Recording Arts) celebrated his dual heritage by performing the traditional Sicilian song "Eh, Cumpari" and a Venezuelan folklore song by Dama Antanona.
USA: Brittany Mann (Recording Arts) performed "Say Something" by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera with fellow student Justyn Magarotto (Recording Arts). "This song means something to us," said Brittany, "and we wanted to share our emotional experiences with everyone through that song."
Mexico: Juan Pacheco Romero (Recording Arts) performed a classic Mexican bolero song – "Besame Mucho" – on the violoncello. "I chose this song because it's popular around the world," said Juan. "It's very romantic, folkloric, and nice."
Colombia: Juan David Rodriguez (Music Business) performed two of his own original Cumbia/dubstep songs, "Ponte Plena" and "The Snap Chaps" that he says he made "with love to my country and the EDM world."
Philippines: Vanessa Jan V. Santiago (Entertainment Business Master's) performed a pair of pop songs popular in her home country, "Dadalhin" by Regine Velasquez and "12:51" by Krissy & Ericka.
Colombia: Vania Abello Olaya (Entertainment Business Master's) performed two traditional bambuco songs by Leon Cardona and Oriol Rangel Rozo on the flute.
Venezuela: Clarissa Paez (Entertainment Business Master's) sang a traditional song from her country.