Americana World Festival Americana Community Center June 2nd – 11am – 9 pm

Americana World festival is a free, family-oriented event hosted annually in early June by the Americana Community Center. 2012 presents the 22nd annual World Festival to be hosted on June 2nd.

This full-day event features multi-national music including Mercy Academy, Coco Yam Band, and Long Thanh. Other entertainment includes dance performances, foods from many cultures and countries, unique and colorful crafts and other international goods on sale from local vendors, community information booths, a children’s activity area, 6v6 soccer tournament, and much more!

Our festival always has something for everyone. Past performances have included: the African Kyene Drum Ensemble; the Latin sounds of Kalor; Rwandan traditional dance with Malaika; Spanish dancers from Camino Flamenco; Mexican folkloric dancers from Arcoiris Latino; Caribbean Conspiracy; Hussam Al-Aydi and Baladna; the Burundi Master Drummers; the wonderful local band Appalatin; singer/songwriter Mitch Barrett; and Bosnian traditional dancers. Festival goers are encouraged to kick up their heels and join in the fun!

Many city and social service agencies that serve the community conduct outreach on-site at the festival. There will also be booths with crafts, information, and exhibits showcasing Americana’s community programs.

AWF2012 is sure to be an magical experience that concentrates authentic cultures of the whole world onto the grounds of Americana Community Center.

Call 502-366-7813 for more information.

via Americana World FestivalAmericana Community Center.

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