City Tour and Sister Cities Concert

IMG_9567 Welcome to our new international friends this year.  Today we had the chance to take a small tour around Houston to visit some of the noteworthy sights.

We enjoyed a spectacular view of downtown, and also a small lunch picnic outside at the University of Saint Thomas.

Afterwards, we ended the day by joining with some of our CCID friends at the 5th annual Sister Cities Concert.

IMG_9600 At the concert we were introduced to the drum beats and dance of the Ryukyukoku Matsuri Daiko Texas.  This is a traditional cultural music of Okinawa, Japan. 

The second performance was the Houston Jazz Quartet.  This jazz quartet is the premier jazz ensemble in Texas. 

At the end of day we took a short walk over to the famous Red Swing in the park at the Menil Collection.  In case you were wondering:

The Red Swing Project started in February 2007 as an urban intervention within the city of Austin, Texas. The initial project idea was to anonymously hang red swings in public places and see what happens, paying particular attention to public response to this familiar object set in an unfamiliar place.

banner2 A special thanks to our Friendship Partners for providing the transportation and the tour. 

You can see our pictures by clicking here.

Hope to see you at our next event.

International Cultural Exchange