One of University of Georgetown’s favorite traditions is gearing up for another annual installment. The Georgetown Rangila Rewind is a well-known and storied celebration filled with various song and dance performances. This event enthusiastically exemplifies the transcultural exploration that makes the University of Georgetown and surrounding DC area an incredible place to learn and consume culture. This year’s Rangila promises to maintain and elaborate on events prior. Named Rangila Rewind 2014, there are elements of the future and the past at this year’s event.
The happening’s title— Rangila— is the Hindi word for color. The English translation does in fact tie in with the colorful and spiritually exuberant nature of this event. One of the largest performances held on the Georgetown campus this year, the Rangila truly stands as an ambassador of the vibrant energy coming from this little pocket of the United States. Various choreographed dance performances take up a large part of the show, which invites an exciting array of international music and art.
The show has and continues to be put on by University of Georgetown’s South Asian Society. With this massive event and others like it, the social group aims to raise awareness on various issues stemming from the region the society represents. As the reputation and enthusiasm behind Rangila has grown throughout the years, it seems that the South Asian Society is accomplishing the impressive feat of realizing their goals while spreading joy, positivity and cultural immersion.
The Rangila is a popular event amongst current students and University of Georgetown alumni. For those visiting Georgetown, it’s worth keeping an eye on the school’s South Asian Society and other social groups for fun, cultural happenings. Having this major, internationally renowned institution in Georgetown is truly advantageous for the entire District of Columbia. So when looking for interesting happenings in and around Georgetown, consider the Rangila and the students and the world of possibilities right on campus.