PHOTO GALLERY: Children experience games, music from other cultures

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | 10:19 p.m. CDT; updated 10:57 a.m. CDT, Thursday, August 22, 2013
Children play games at Fun Fest on Wednesday at Flat Branch Park. The fair was themed Around the World this year and had games and performances from many different countries, including China, Belgium and African countries.

COLUMBIA — Two-year-old Quinn Kesler lifted a rubber duck out of bucket with a pole during Fun Fest on Wednesday at Flat Branch Park.

The game originated in Belgium and was one of many games and performances from different countries, including China and several African countries. The fair was centered on the theme Around the World and hosted by Columbia's Parks and Recreation Department.

One of the performers was Kunama Mtendaji, who played a drum. He specializes in dance and drumming styles originating in Gambia, Ghana, Senegal, Mali, the Ivory Coast and Guinea.



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