J: The food and music that was really a lot of fun! During the summertime there are street festivals like Festive Italiana all over the United States. Let's meet one of the coordinators of the Festive Italiana, Diana Crespi.
实录1: Diana Crespi: My name is Diane Crespi. I am the coordinator - one of the coordinators of Festive Italiana. Um, my involvement is basically just helping to organize this festival that's been going on for six years now.
J: I'm sure that organizing Festive Italiana takes a lot of work.
J: Yes, it added so much to the atmosphere of the street festival.
实录2: Diana Crespi: They can expect to see everything Italian! Food, entertainment, dancing, you know, songs, culture. And that's why people come down - they really want to be Italian for a day. Every year this is where you can truly be Italian for a day and learn the beautiful language and learn about the food and the history as well.
J: So did I!
J: Yes I am. But it made me feel more Italian. You know, in the U.S. sometimes it's hard to preserve your culture and your heritage.
J: That is right. In this next quote, Diana explains how a street festival can help to preserve your culture and heritage.
实录3: Diana Crespi: Italian-Americans aren't looked on as a separate minority in this country; it becomes harder and harder to preserve your culture and heritage. So Festive Italiana really gives the active Italian-American population something to cling onto and a way to preserve their heritage, to promote the culture, the positive part of their culture.
Y: 她刚才说的cling onto是什么意思？
J: To cling onto something means to hold tightly, either with your hands like clinging onto to a rope or with your mind like clinging onto an idea or your heritage.