Performers Schedule

2019 World Beat Festival Performance Lineup

= Headliner

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs African Tales from Long Ago

June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

A series of three short African legends: including The Jungle Fruit Tree, Fire’s Wild Dance, & The Battle of the Birds and the Beasts.

Rainbow Dance Theatre

June 29, 2019 1:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

A perennial World Beat favorite, Darryl Thomas, Professor of Dance at Western Oregon University, and members of the Rainbow Dance Theatre ensemble will lead festival attendees in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Kúkátónón

June 29, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

We Are One! Kúkátónón has a rich history in Oregon with immersing youth and communities in arts and cultural education inspired by the African Diaspora for three decades. Kúkátónón strives for excellence by connecting cultural arts education programming to the growing needs of the community, helping to ensure African cultures and traditions remain a relevant part of Oregon’s cultural makeup.

Nii Ardey Allotey: Africa Drum Workshop

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

In this workshop, Nii Ardey will bring kpanlogo drums and djembes to teach rhythm and technique. He will also teach the five hand techniques for playing the drum. Nii Ardey will talk about his childhood in Accra, and how he became a dancer and drummer.

Belly Dances of the World by NW Belly Dance Collective

June 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Coordinated by Salem's Local NW Belly Dancing Collective, these dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more.

Uhuru Youth Choir of Salem

June 30, 2019 11:15 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

Uhuru, meaning ‘free’ or ‘freedom’, was formed in 2019 to give voice to Salem's refugee youth, many of whom were in choirs during their years in refugee camps. Come and be inspired by the powerful voices of these incredible young people.

Nigerian Gele Wrapping Demo with Ola Elkanah

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The gele is an African head wrap or head tie that has its roots in the Yoruba Tribe in the western African country of Nigeria. African women wear the gele as a sign of cultural reverence and respect at African events. Demonstrated by local business owner, Ola Elkanah, a native of Nigeria.

Fatima’s Bazaar

June 30, 2019 4:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Born in Sierra Leone and with a Sudanese father, Fatima has always been fascinated by the culture and dance of the Middle East and Africa, and is well-versed in various folkloric styles. She returns from frequent travels to Egypt with the latest fashions for Fatima’s Bazaar as well as the latest on the dance scene.

Parade of Nations

June 30, 2019 4:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The parade originates at the African Village and proceeds through the festival grounds to the Amphitheater, where represented countries and their flags are introduced. Wear the national dress of your birth, your forefathers’ land or your adopted country, and join us for this colorful and upbeat parade that embodies the spirit of the festival!

Word Beat Social Pow Wow Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:30 AM

Americas Village

Our partners give us a preview of World Beat’s Seventh Annual Social Pow Wow! Please see the Pow Wow section for more information.

Chayag en Família

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

Our current project is called “Chayag en Familia” or Chayag Family. This project continues decades of work by Alex Llumiquinga to present an engaging interpretation of traditional Andean rhythms to delight the audience both young and old. The emphasis in our current work is to show the importance of passing on these traditions to our children. Get ready to ride the wind down the Andes to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of many countries. Chayag performs traditional instruments (charango, zampoña, bombo, cajón) and presents colorful dances both interpretive and traditional. Along the way, the audience will be invited to clap, sing, and dance as they contemplate the indigenous, African, and European roots of the folk music of Latin America.

Salem Rueda de Casino

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Americas Village

Rueda de Casino is a style of salsa dancing danced in a wheel (rueda) with a caller (cantante) telling the dancers which move to do next. It is a fun social dance done in the streets of Cuba. Come and watch Salem Rueda de Casino to see a few examples and learn a few moves with us!!

Native American Flute performance with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Americas Village

Native American Flute players from the region will be sharing their beautiful songs. Bring your drum or other instrument to join the fun!

Danza Azteka del Fuego

June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Americas Village

This traditional Aztec group of the Chichimecas people will come together and share their ancestral traditions.

Salem Swingin’ Star Dancers

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

It's time to erase the old image you might have of square dancing from your school days or TV. Today's dancing is done to great music from the best of modern music, including Country, Rock, Disco, Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Bluegrass! Best of all, there are new people to meet, friends to make, events to attend. This is one of the best kept secrets in town. Salem Swingin' Stars dance at the Salem Square Dance Center.

Gab y Yaz

June 30, 2019 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Gabriel & Yazmin Pizar and their guitars bring us the vibrant sounds of a Mexican Folkloric Duet.

Los Viejitos

June 30, 2019 3:15 PM

Americas Village

The traditional danza de los viejitos, or “dance of the little old men,” has its origins in Pre-Columbian Purepecha culture. The Purepecha Empire was located in Michoacan and rivaled that of the Aztecs (fun fact: the Purepecha were never conquered by their foes, the Aztecs, and defeated them in battle in the late 1400s.) The dance was created as a ritual to honor the god of fire. The four men represent the four directions of the Universe, North, South, East and West, and the four elements: earth, fire, air, and water.

Ayala’s Band

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Americas Village

This talented family music group, aspires to share their musical journey with everyone and to promote music in a fun and accessible.

Nupurum Dance Troupe Welcomes You to India

June 28, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

In India, events start with a prayer to all the Gods and by welcoming our guests with flowers. This dance is a medley of songs that includes a prayer and a welcome song including Tippani dance (Bamboo and stick dance) with scarfs. We then present a folk dance from a state called Gujarat, India. The dancers perform traditional steps to a fast beat song with holding Dandiya (bamboo sticks) and Saree (scarf) in their hands. The dancers make different formations and designs along with dance.

Pedro and Tribe Culture

June 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Amphitheater

Pedro brings his well-traveled and cultured approach to Latin Fusion, Rock, World Reggae and Blues. Pedro’s efforts to transcend barriers come through the boundary-breaking and healing power of music bringing unity among World Cultures. Tribe Culture celebrates the uniqueness of people around the world and what each person brings to the table while cultivating unity among each one of us as a collective.

White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance

June 28, 2019 7:55 PM

Amphitheater

White Lotus first came together as a group of inspirational young individuals that wanted a way to not only spread cultural awareness but to make every celebration a memorable one. They perform throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest for Chinese New Year’s, Lunar New Years, and more.

ASNG

June 28, 2019 9:00 PM

Amphitheater

Originally from Guam, the group brings their fantastic fire show highlighting the culture of the Pacific Islands and celebrating the return from long journeys at sea.

Nupurum Dance Group performs Deva Dance (Lantern Dance)

June 28, 2019 9:25 PM

Amphitheater

Nupuram dance group presents a medley of dances with different forms of lights. It includes dance with Indian lights called Diya and Mashal (flame torch). It also includes a fusion form of Indian classical dance Kathak to Michael Jackson music.

Paradise of Samoa Fire Dances

June 28, 2019 9:40 PM

Amphitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture, both in in mythology and dance. Paradise of Samoa takes you on a journey through Polynesia using fire and music in an exciting and colorful show. 

Special Naturalization Ceremony

June 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

Please join us in the Amphitheater to welcome approx. 60 people as they become citizens of the United States in a Special Naturalization Ceremony. Special guest speakers include Mayor Chuck Bennett, Ernesto Taskovic, and Anna Peterson. The North Salem High School Junior ROTC will present the colors. We would like to extend our thanks to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Portland Field Office, the Daughters of the American Revolution Chemeketa Chapter, and the North Salem High School JROTC.

Folk Dances of India by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

The dancers of Nupuram dance group will showcase folk dances from different states of India. It will include Saree Ras and Garba from the state of Gujarat and folk dance from the state of Rajasthan.

Nii Ardey Allotey & Ekome

June 29, 2019 1:00 PM

Amphitheater

Nii Ardey Allotey, a native of Ghana, began studying traditional dance and drumming at the tender age of 3. He has performed all over the world, from Russia to Japan. Ekome will perform some traditional dances and kpanlogo drumming, will explain the meaning of the songs and dances, and invite the audience to participate and have fun!

Eugene Bhangra

June 29, 2019 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Eugene Bhangra was founded in 1998 by SatPavan Kaur Khalsa. The group was started to bring cultural awareness to the local community. Bhangra is a folk dance from Northern India, in the state of Punjab. It is a traditional dance of farmers celebrating the harvest. The group includes people from all over Oregon who have a shared love for the dance and appreciate the goal of celebrating diversity.

Kathak LIVE by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Amphitheater

Kathak is one of the most elegant classical dance forms of India. It revolves around the concept of storytelling. This art form is heavy on graceful movements, footwork and expressions. Over time, Kathak has evolved, and today dancers often experiment with forms such as contemporary and fusion dance.

Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Amphitheater

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultura Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. Catch a Sunday performance on the Stepping Stage!

eSwara

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

eSwara.org is a volunteer run non-profit organization serving those with a taste for Indian music - both classical and contemporary - in Portland, Seattle and the Bay area. Its mission is to pass on and promote the rich Indian cultural heritage via the medium of music. eSwara bands perform regularly and raise funds for charities that serve the underprivileged across the world. In this concert called "Thrillana" - we present a variety of popular songs from various Indian languages. Experience the thrill!

Possibly Irish

June 29, 2019 6:15 PM

Amphitheater

Possibly Irish is an Irish pub band known for energetic performances and rich vocal harmonies. Seven bandmates play the bagpipes, Celtic harp, fiddle, Irish whistle, Bodhran drum, Fiddle, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, accordion, and more. Clap, stomp your feet, dance and sing along to songs rich in the Irish, Scottish and Celtic traditions.

INDUS Performs Music of Movies

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Amphitheater

Radha kaise na Jale is a famous dance number from an Indian movie, Lagaan. The dancers play the roles of Radha and Krishna. Krishna is a sweet but naughty boy. Radha, his girlfriend, is upset with him because of his naughty deeds, while Krishna tries to cheer her up. The second dance, Hamsa Nava which means a swan-shaped flying ship, is a musical track from the famous Indian movie Bahubali which was released in several Indian languages. The dancers dance to the tunes of this romantic musical fantasy by showcasing themselves as the Swan(s).

DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 8:15 PM

Amphitheater

One-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant sings, dances and DJ's simultaneously with a simple agenda, to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Additionally, Prashant has been teaching dance for over 9 years now, and his Portland-based semi-professional dance troupe is as diverse as it gets, united by their love for all things Bollywood.

World Beat Fire Show

June 29, 2019 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Fire Dance Show will include incredible performances from: Egyptian Shamadan Dance, Kalabharathi School of Dance, Paradise of Samoa.

Yoga + Beer

June 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Amphitheater

Join us for a special edition of Yoga + Beer, in partnership with the World Beat Festival. Jaime Lawrence will lead the 60-minute class, which is open to yogis of all ages and levels. The beer garden opens after class for yogis to purchase a pint, or simply stay to enjoy the festival. Yoga + Beer is a community that gathers for feel-good yoga classes in breweries, wineries, cideries and beautiful outdoor spaces around the PNW. All are welcome. You can find out more about our community and our class schedule at: www.cheersandnamaste.com

The Severin Sisters

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Touring and entertaining throughout the Northwest, The Severin Sisters have been dazzling audiences with their Americana music for over fifteen years and have had the pleasure of opening for such renowned acts as Rascal Flatts, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Del McCoury Band, and The John Cowan Band. Twin sisters Amy and Heidi front the band and are highly gifted songwriters. They are now joined by their younger sister, Haley. Their bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

Monmouth Taiko

June 30, 2019 1:10 PM

Amphitheater

Monmouth Taiko, based in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, has been performing for twenty years. They travel around the Pacific Northwest sharing the powerful and charismatic sound of taiko music.

Rhythm Dance Academy’s Tagore Dance Drama

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Amphitheater

The story of love between Radha and Krishna is as old as the hills and was published in the 1800s. Radha is on her secret love adventure to meet Krishna, taking risks in her pursuit. Rhythm Dance Academy of Portland recreates this eternal love story.

Sakumuna

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Amphitheater

Sakumuna means "to bless" in Kikongo - a language spoken in several countries in central Africa. The band was formed by a group of friends with diverse cultural backgrounds and who perform a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel. They sing in several languages including French, Swahili, Kikongo and English. Sakumuna’s mission is to bless hearts and lives through traditional and modern music with songs mostly inspired by personal life experiences, sharing a spiritual message of peace, harmony, joy and love for their audience.

Jan Michael “Looking Wolf”

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

Global Music Award winning musician Jan Michael Looking Wolf performs soothing and uplifting songs from his new album Beautiful. Come experience the magic of the Native American Flute with acoustic accompaniment. With 25 albums, charting in the top 10 on new age radio, and international recognitions, Jan Michael is among the most renowned Native American Flutists of modern times. He is a member of the Santiam Kalapuya Tribe who’s homelands include Salem and the surrounding areas (a.k.a. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) Joining him onstage will be Robin Gentlwolf.

Karate 4 Kids

June 29, 2019 11:15 PM

Asia Pacific

Come and catch the action! You can even participate because EVERYONE can do Karate!

Tago le Pasefika by Pasefika Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Asia Pacific

Pasefika’s mission is to introduce Island dance to the younger generation and keep the spirit of dance alive. The performers are from different backgrounds, but all share a common passion for dance. 

7 Line Supplication Dance by Khenpo Karma Namgyel Rinpoche

June 29, 2019 12:30 PM

Asia Pacific

Dance and music play a very important role in Bhutanese culture. A tradition of dance that hallmarks the passing of seasons and communal occasions can be found in every village and community. These dances have played a significant role in uniting the people. Since these dances are held for the public, non-monastic people can come to share in and understand the history of the country. The masked dances are usually performed during Tshechu (spiritual festivals).

Mythobolus performs Tales from Japan, Viet Nam, and China

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Asia Pacific

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs a series of three legends from East and Southeast Asia, including The Magic Fish, The Wolf's Eyelashes, and Sister Lace Rides the Rainbow Dragon.

Sri Seshaas International Public School of Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific

The city of Salem Tamil Nadu, India is a multidimensional and multicultural society. It has jubilant folk dances and variety of native instruments. The group of students visiting from Salem will stage a kaleidoscope of folk dances and music which is joyful, colourful and vibrant.

Oregon Marshallese Community Association

June 29, 2019 4:30 PM

Asia Pacific

The Oregon Marshallese Community Association was created to promote their culture and traditions. OMCA also assists its members in terms of education, health and social services. Join OMCA celebrate the culture of the Marshallese community!

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula

June 29, 2019 2:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula, under the direction of Leilani Beymer, is based in Eugene and offers hula classes for all ages & genders in the Albany, Eugene & Sherwood areas. Their Hula Halau (hula school) strives to continue cultural traditions through mele (songs), hula (dance) & Olelo (language), respecting others, ourselves & the land. They participate in events such as the Asian Celebration in Eugene and Hawaiian days at Uwajimaya in Beaverton.

Cebuano Dancers

June 29, 2019 5:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This lively and engaging dance group is composed of Cebuano speaking friends and family. They have been representing the Philippines at the World Beat Festival since the festival started. They also perform in numerous multicultural programs in Oregon and Washington. This group focuses on traditional Philippine folk dances, indigenous tribal dances, Filipino festival dances, and music. Its mission is to teach the youth the dances to keep our tradition alive.

Kalabharathi School of Dance

June 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Portland’s Kalabharathi School Founder and Director Sivagami Vanka and her talented students share their passion for the classical dance form of South India. Kalabharathi promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.

Paradise of Samoa

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This non-profit group based in Keizer is comprised of thirty-five members and performs numerous Pacific Islands' dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New Zealand. Their costumes are authentic and hand-made, and their show takes you on a very colorful dance tour of the Pacific!

Masumi Timson Plays Koto

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Masumi is a highly-accomplished koto player who performs both classical and contemporary Koto music. She participated in the recording of several of Pink Martini albums, including 2011 Japan Record Award Winner and iTunes No. 1 Jazz Chart Hit 1969. She has performed with the band at various venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Grand Rex Theatre in Paris, Tokyo Kokusai Forum and Tokyo Billboard Live in Tokyo

Indonesia Performing Arts of Oregon

June 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon (IPAO) is an Portland-based Indonesian dance troupe and cultural non-profit organization established officially in 2011. With the motto “Preserve – Share – Celebrate” IPAO has been active in promoting Indonesian cultures through the art of dance performances throughout Southwest Washington and Oregon. IPAO is proud to share and celebrate the richness of Indonesian culture and diversity in various cultural events.

Chinese Golden Willow Dance

June 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

The Chinese Golden Willow Dance Team was formed by a group of local Chinese women in August, 2018. They strive to share Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dances and music with the community.

Gamelan Sari Padhawa

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Gamelan is the traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia. Gamelan Sari Pandhawa plays the music of central Java, a region of the most populous island in the Indonesian archipelago. Music is played on sets of tuned chimes, gongs, xylophones and drums.

Japanese Culture Society & Tokyo International University of America

June 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

JCS will present a bon dance - a dance and holiday to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. TIUA will showcase various dances from Japan - both traditional and contemporary.

INDUS Presents Folk Dances

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Indian folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion - to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding or festivals. Men, women and children perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.

Miz LaFontaine and Sundari Dance Group

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Bollywood dance originated in Indian films and is a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance, with Middle Eastern techniques and Western influences. It has evolved as a unique, joyful and energetic style. Dances are performed by Miz LaFontaine and the Sundari Dance Group of Salem.

Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Cultural Center

Nana Goto Bellerud has been studying the Sogetsu School of Ikebana for 14 years and continues to be inspired and have new insights from its teachings. Nana demonstrates and exhibits ikebana at a wide range of venues including the Portland Art Museum and Portland Japanese Garden. Through her demonstrations she seeks to introduce others to the art of ikebana and to intrigue and inspire them. Beyond simply producing a beautiful work of art with flowers and natural objects, she shows her audience how ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast, and negative space.

Gandhi by Dr. Pritam Rohila

June 29, 2019 12:15 PM

Cultural Center

Dr. Rohila was born in Rupar, India when it was still ruled by Britain. Dr. Rohila will talk about Mahātmā Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement.

Tazhib and Persian Calligraphy with Marjan Anvari

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Cultural Center

Marjan Anvari is a visual artist and art conservator from Iran. She specializes in tazhib, a form of traditional manuscript illumination that dates back to 224 A.D. Because of its ubiquitous presence in Iran’s historical architecture, visual arts, and craftsmanship, tazhib has become a symbol of nationality and culture. Marjan has more than 15 years of experience working on manuscripts, books and art on paper. She my repairs and retouches the colorful miniatures that illustrate the epic poem books or the illuminations that decorate the margins of old manuscripts.

The Journey of the Native American Flute with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 3:15 PM

Cultural Center

A presentation on one of the world's most ancient instruments - the Native American Flute - with historical information and an exhibit of flutes from around the country. Would you like to learn how to play? Learning resources will also be available. Jan Michael will be performing in the Americas following the session.

The Practice of Yoga with Paramjit Kaur

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Cultural Center

Paramjit Kaur has been studying Yoga for over 30 years – both in the US and India. Join her as she discusses the philosophy of Yoga.

Cooking Upma

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

A delightful and savory breakfast dish most common in South India. Using semolina flour, various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways.

Simple Indian Chexmix

June 30, 2019 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

An American snack with Indian spices.

Chole (Chickpea) Curry

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Remake a classic Indian curry using local ingredients. Dipali Patel will walk you through the process that is easy enough to make at home.

Vermicelli Kheer

June 30, 2019 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

A sweet rice porridge that you can easily find across India and Pakistan. This dish is made with rice, milk, and ghee.Photo from Wikipedia

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 1

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

First session in the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Featuring drumming and dancing. We welcome you to immerse yourself in the Pow Wow experience.

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 2

June 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Pow Wow

Second session of the World Beat Festival. Activities include drumming, dancing, and a good time!

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 3

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

The final session for the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Be sure to check this out!

Molly Malone Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Showcasing hundreds of years of history and tradition, the Molly Malone Irish Dancers offer many forms of Irish dancing for the audience to enjoy. From graceful softshoe to rhythmic hardshoe, the dancers perform traditional and modern steps in an upbeat and exciting show.

Claddagh Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers, this group has competed and performed on the West Coast and at the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, the Claddagh Irish dancers enjoy creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoe and soft shoe in competitive and relaxed styles. Their newest addition is “old style” seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance."

Jetuka Performs the Bihu Dance - A folk dance from Assam

June 29, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips.

The Klezmonauts

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Klezmer is the exuberant music from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe, with diverse roots from ancient Hebrew melodies to fiery Hungarian dances. The Klezmonauts add influences from their own backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African, and Celtic music. Add a healthy dose of spirited improvisation, and the resulting sound is intricate and exhilarating. The Klezmonauts are: Jeremy Wegner, guitar and mandolin; Chip Cohen, fiddle; Michael Rubinstein, bass; and Ken Sokolov, percussion.

Gowri B. Kashyap’s Dance Group

June 29, 2019 2:40 PM

Stepping Stage

Classical India Dance is showcased.

Odissi by Yashaswini Raghuram’s Dance Students

June 29, 2019 3:05 PM

Stepping Stage

Odissi is one of the most ancient dance forms of India that originated from the Hindu temples of the coastal state on the eastern India, Odisha. This dance form expresses religious stories and spiritual ideas largely pertaining to Vaishnavism (the worship of Lord Vishnu among the holy trinity) and Lord Jagannath (an avatar of Vishnu).

Son Huitizilin

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Son Afro-Mestizo from Southern Veracruz and other regions of Mexico is played on traditional stringed instruments and the dancer's 'tarima'. Irresistible polyrhythms and syncopations to get folks up and dancing!

Céilí of the Valley

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Pronounced "Kay-lee" of the Valley, this non-profit is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley. Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some original dances. Audience participation is anticipated.

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

Renegade Rose

June 29, 2019 6:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

The Kemtone Quartet

June 29, 2019 7:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Salem’s own jazz Quartet featuring Randy on saxophone, John Cuddy at the keyboard, Casey Younger, bass and Mark Powers, drums.

The Golden Flute

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Stepping Stage

Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherry and her golden flute. As a registered nurse, Sherry served with the American Red Cross during national disasters. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity through sound.

Ballet Folklorico by Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 30, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultural Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. ¡Viva México!

Nupurum Dance Group Presents Bollywood

June 30, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Nupurum dance group presents a medley of upbeat songs that showcase the moves and expressive dance of Bollywood. This dance is choreographed by Bijal Mehta and Raksha Parikh.

Salem International Folk Dancers

June 30, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Salem International Folk Dancers have been meeting since at least the 1940s. It is a recreational group that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Salem Ballet Academy at 1795 Broadway. Our costumes are improvised. We welcome all dancers and offer sets of classes. We charge $3.00 per night and first time is free.

Cherry City Cloggers

June 30, 2019 2:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Clogging is an American folk dance with roots in traditional European dancing, early African-American dance, and traditional Cherokee dance. The dancer’s footwear is used to create audible percussive rhythms. Clogging was a social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 1700s. Established in 1989, the Cherry City Cloggers is one of the largest clogging clubs in the Northwest.

Elena Villa's Escuela de Flamenco

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Elena began her flamenco training in Santa Cruz, California in 1991 after being inspired by live flamenco performances in France and Spain as an exchange student in the late 1980s. Her first teachers, La Linda, Ladisla, and Andrea “la Canela” gave her a strong foundation in traditional flamenco technique and choreography, as well as providing excellent mentorship through performance opportunities with live music and cante (flamenco song). Elena has gone on to study with some of the great international artists of today, including Jose Galván, Teo Morca, Belen Maya, La Tania, Jesús Carmona, and many others.

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Nupurum Dance Troupe Welcomes You to India

June 28, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

In India, events start with a prayer to all the Gods and by welcoming our guests with flowers. This dance is a medley of songs that includes a prayer and a welcome song including Tippani dance (Bamboo and stick dance) with scarfs. We then present a folk dance from a state called Gujarat, India. The dancers perform traditional steps to a fast beat song with holding Dandiya (bamboo sticks) and Saree (scarf) in their hands. The dancers make different formations and designs along with dance.

Pedro and Tribe Culture

June 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Amphitheater

Pedro brings his well-traveled and cultured approach to Latin Fusion, Rock, World Reggae and Blues. Pedro’s efforts to transcend barriers come through the boundary-breaking and healing power of music bringing unity among World Cultures. Tribe Culture celebrates the uniqueness of people around the world and what each person brings to the table while cultivating unity among each one of us as a collective.

White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance

June 28, 2019 7:55 PM

Amphitheater

White Lotus first came together as a group of inspirational young individuals that wanted a way to not only spread cultural awareness but to make every celebration a memorable one. They perform throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest for Chinese New Year’s, Lunar New Years, and more.

ASNG

June 28, 2019 9:00 PM

Amphitheater

Originally from Guam, the group brings their fantastic fire show highlighting the culture of the Pacific Islands and celebrating the return from long journeys at sea.

Nupurum Dance Group performs Deva Dance (Lantern Dance)

June 28, 2019 9:25 PM

Amphitheater

Nupuram dance group presents a medley of dances with different forms of lights. It includes dance with Indian lights called Diya and Mashal (flame torch). It also includes a fusion form of Indian classical dance Kathak to Michael Jackson music.

Paradise of Samoa Fire Dances

June 28, 2019 9:40 PM

Amphitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture, both in in mythology and dance. Paradise of Samoa takes you on a journey through Polynesia using fire and music in an exciting and colorful show. 

Special Naturalization Ceremony

June 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

Please join us in the Amphitheater to welcome approx. 60 people as they become citizens of the United States in a Special Naturalization Ceremony. Special guest speakers include Mayor Chuck Bennett, Ernesto Taskovic, and Anna Peterson. The North Salem High School Junior ROTC will present the colors. We would like to extend our thanks to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Portland Field Office, the Daughters of the American Revolution Chemeketa Chapter, and the North Salem High School JROTC.

Word Beat Social Pow Wow Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:30 AM

Americas Village

Our partners give us a preview of World Beat’s Seventh Annual Social Pow Wow! Please see the Pow Wow section for more information.

Molly Malone Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Showcasing hundreds of years of history and tradition, the Molly Malone Irish Dancers offer many forms of Irish dancing for the audience to enjoy. From graceful softshoe to rhythmic hardshoe, the dancers perform traditional and modern steps in an upbeat and exciting show.

Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Cultural Center

Nana Goto Bellerud has been studying the Sogetsu School of Ikebana for 14 years and continues to be inspired and have new insights from its teachings. Nana demonstrates and exhibits ikebana at a wide range of venues including the Portland Art Museum and Portland Japanese Garden. Through her demonstrations she seeks to introduce others to the art of ikebana and to intrigue and inspire them. Beyond simply producing a beautiful work of art with flowers and natural objects, she shows her audience how ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast, and negative space.

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs African Tales from Long Ago

June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

A series of three short African legends: including The Jungle Fruit Tree, Fire’s Wild Dance, & The Battle of the Birds and the Beasts.

Tago le Pasefika by Pasefika Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Asia Pacific

Pasefika’s mission is to introduce Island dance to the younger generation and keep the spirit of dance alive. The performers are from different backgrounds, but all share a common passion for dance. 

Claddagh Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers, this group has competed and performed on the West Coast and at the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, the Claddagh Irish dancers enjoy creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoe and soft shoe in competitive and relaxed styles. Their newest addition is “old style” seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance."

Chayag en Família

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

Our current project is called “Chayag en Familia” or Chayag Family. This project continues decades of work by Alex Llumiquinga to present an engaging interpretation of traditional Andean rhythms to delight the audience both young and old. The emphasis in our current work is to show the importance of passing on these traditions to our children. Get ready to ride the wind down the Andes to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of many countries. Chayag performs traditional instruments (charango, zampoña, bombo, cajón) and presents colorful dances both interpretive and traditional. Along the way, the audience will be invited to clap, sing, and dance as they contemplate the indigenous, African, and European roots of the folk music of Latin America.

Folk Dances of India by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

The dancers of Nupuram dance group will showcase folk dances from different states of India. It will include Saree Ras and Garba from the state of Gujarat and folk dance from the state of Rajasthan.

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 1

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

First session in the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Featuring drumming and dancing. We welcome you to immerse yourself in the Pow Wow experience.

Gandhi by Dr. Pritam Rohila

June 29, 2019 12:15 PM

Cultural Center

Dr. Rohila was born in Rupar, India when it was still ruled by Britain. Dr. Rohila will talk about Mahātmā Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement.

7 Line Supplication Dance by Khenpo Karma Namgyel Rinpoche

June 29, 2019 12:30 PM

Asia Pacific

Dance and music play a very important role in Bhutanese culture. A tradition of dance that hallmarks the passing of seasons and communal occasions can be found in every village and community. These dances have played a significant role in uniting the people. Since these dances are held for the public, non-monastic people can come to share in and understand the history of the country. The masked dances are usually performed during Tshechu (spiritual festivals).

Jetuka Performs the Bihu Dance - A folk dance from Assam

June 29, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips.

Nii Ardey Allotey & Ekome

June 29, 2019 1:00 PM

Amphitheater

Nii Ardey Allotey, a native of Ghana, began studying traditional dance and drumming at the tender age of 3. He has performed all over the world, from Russia to Japan. Ekome will perform some traditional dances and kpanlogo drumming, will explain the meaning of the songs and dances, and invite the audience to participate and have fun!

Rainbow Dance Theatre

June 29, 2019 1:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

A perennial World Beat favorite, Darryl Thomas, Professor of Dance at Western Oregon University, and members of the Rainbow Dance Theatre ensemble will lead festival attendees in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Mythobolus performs Tales from Japan, Viet Nam, and China

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Asia Pacific

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs a series of three legends from East and Southeast Asia, including The Magic Fish, The Wolf's Eyelashes, and Sister Lace Rides the Rainbow Dragon.

The Klezmonauts

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Klezmer is the exuberant music from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe, with diverse roots from ancient Hebrew melodies to fiery Hungarian dances. The Klezmonauts add influences from their own backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African, and Celtic music. Add a healthy dose of spirited improvisation, and the resulting sound is intricate and exhilarating. The Klezmonauts are: Jeremy Wegner, guitar and mandolin; Chip Cohen, fiddle; Michael Rubinstein, bass; and Ken Sokolov, percussion.

Tazhib and Persian Calligraphy with Marjan Anvari

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Cultural Center

Marjan Anvari is a visual artist and art conservator from Iran. She specializes in tazhib, a form of traditional manuscript illumination that dates back to 224 A.D. Because of its ubiquitous presence in Iran’s historical architecture, visual arts, and craftsmanship, tazhib has become a symbol of nationality and culture. Marjan has more than 15 years of experience working on manuscripts, books and art on paper. She my repairs and retouches the colorful miniatures that illustrate the epic poem books or the illuminations that decorate the margins of old manuscripts.

Eugene Bhangra

June 29, 2019 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Eugene Bhangra was founded in 1998 by SatPavan Kaur Khalsa. The group was started to bring cultural awareness to the local community. Bhangra is a folk dance from Northern India, in the state of Punjab. It is a traditional dance of farmers celebrating the harvest. The group includes people from all over Oregon who have a shared love for the dance and appreciate the goal of celebrating diversity.

Kúkátónón

June 29, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

We Are One! Kúkátónón has a rich history in Oregon with immersing youth and communities in arts and cultural education inspired by the African Diaspora for three decades. Kúkátónón strives for excellence by connecting cultural arts education programming to the growing needs of the community, helping to ensure African cultures and traditions remain a relevant part of Oregon’s cultural makeup.

Gowri B. Kashyap’s Dance Group

June 29, 2019 2:40 PM

Stepping Stage

Classical India Dance is showcased.

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula

June 29, 2019 2:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula, under the direction of Leilani Beymer, is based in Eugene and offers hula classes for all ages & genders in the Albany, Eugene & Sherwood areas. Their Hula Halau (hula school) strives to continue cultural traditions through mele (songs), hula (dance) & Olelo (language), respecting others, ourselves & the land. They participate in events such as the Asian Celebration in Eugene and Hawaiian days at Uwajimaya in Beaverton.

Kathak LIVE by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Amphitheater

Kathak is one of the most elegant classical dance forms of India. It revolves around the concept of storytelling. This art form is heavy on graceful movements, footwork and expressions. Over time, Kathak has evolved, and today dancers often experiment with forms such as contemporary and fusion dance.

Odissi by Yashaswini Raghuram’s Dance Students

June 29, 2019 3:05 PM

Stepping Stage

Odissi is one of the most ancient dance forms of India that originated from the Hindu temples of the coastal state on the eastern India, Odisha. This dance form expresses religious stories and spiritual ideas largely pertaining to Vaishnavism (the worship of Lord Vishnu among the holy trinity) and Lord Jagannath (an avatar of Vishnu).

The Journey of the Native American Flute with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 3:15 PM

Cultural Center

A presentation on one of the world's most ancient instruments - the Native American Flute - with historical information and an exhibit of flutes from around the country. Would you like to learn how to play? Learning resources will also be available. Jan Michael will be performing in the Americas following the session.

Salem Rueda de Casino

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Americas Village

Rueda de Casino is a style of salsa dancing danced in a wheel (rueda) with a caller (cantante) telling the dancers which move to do next. It is a fun social dance done in the streets of Cuba. Come and watch Salem Rueda de Casino to see a few examples and learn a few moves with us!!

Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Amphitheater

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultura Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. Catch a Sunday performance on the Stepping Stage!

Sri Seshaas International Public School of Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific

The city of Salem Tamil Nadu, India is a multidimensional and multicultural society. It has jubilant folk dances and variety of native instruments. The group of students visiting from Salem will stage a kaleidoscope of folk dances and music which is joyful, colourful and vibrant.

INDUS Presents Folk Dances

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Indian folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion - to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding or festivals. Men, women and children perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.

Son Huitizilin

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Son Afro-Mestizo from Southern Veracruz and other regions of Mexico is played on traditional stringed instruments and the dancer's 'tarima'. Irresistible polyrhythms and syncopations to get folks up and dancing!

Oregon Marshallese Community Association

June 29, 2019 4:30 PM

Asia Pacific

The Oregon Marshallese Community Association was created to promote their culture and traditions. OMCA also assists its members in terms of education, health and social services. Join OMCA celebrate the culture of the Marshallese community!

Native American Flute performance with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Americas Village

Native American Flute players from the region will be sharing their beautiful songs. Bring your drum or other instrument to join the fun!

eSwara

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

eSwara.org is a volunteer run non-profit organization serving those with a taste for Indian music - both classical and contemporary - in Portland, Seattle and the Bay area. Its mission is to pass on and promote the rich Indian cultural heritage via the medium of music. eSwara bands perform regularly and raise funds for charities that serve the underprivileged across the world. In this concert called "Thrillana" - we present a variety of popular songs from various Indian languages. Experience the thrill!

Céilí of the Valley

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Pronounced "Kay-lee" of the Valley, this non-profit is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley. Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some original dances. Audience participation is anticipated.

The Practice of Yoga with Paramjit Kaur

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Cultural Center

Paramjit Kaur has been studying Yoga for over 30 years – both in the US and India. Join her as she discusses the philosophy of Yoga.

Cebuano Dancers

June 29, 2019 5:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This lively and engaging dance group is composed of Cebuano speaking friends and family. They have been representing the Philippines at the World Beat Festival since the festival started. They also perform in numerous multicultural programs in Oregon and Washington. This group focuses on traditional Philippine folk dances, indigenous tribal dances, Filipino festival dances, and music. Its mission is to teach the youth the dances to keep our tradition alive.

Nii Ardey Allotey: Africa Drum Workshop

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

In this workshop, Nii Ardey will bring kpanlogo drums and djembes to teach rhythm and technique. He will also teach the five hand techniques for playing the drum. Nii Ardey will talk about his childhood in Accra, and how he became a dancer and drummer.

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 2

June 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Pow Wow

Second session of the World Beat Festival. Activities include drumming, dancing, and a good time!

Possibly Irish

June 29, 2019 6:15 PM

Amphitheater

Possibly Irish is an Irish pub band known for energetic performances and rich vocal harmonies. Seven bandmates play the bagpipes, Celtic harp, fiddle, Irish whistle, Bodhran drum, Fiddle, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, accordion, and more. Clap, stomp your feet, dance and sing along to songs rich in the Irish, Scottish and Celtic traditions.

Kalabharathi School of Dance

June 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Portland’s Kalabharathi School Founder and Director Sivagami Vanka and her talented students share their passion for the classical dance form of South India. Kalabharathi promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.

Renegade Rose

June 29, 2019 6:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

Danza Azteka del Fuego

June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Americas Village

This traditional Aztec group of the Chichimecas people will come together and share their ancestral traditions.

INDUS Performs Music of Movies

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Amphitheater

Radha kaise na Jale is a famous dance number from an Indian movie, Lagaan. The dancers play the roles of Radha and Krishna. Krishna is a sweet but naughty boy. Radha, his girlfriend, is upset with him because of his naughty deeds, while Krishna tries to cheer her up. The second dance, Hamsa Nava which means a swan-shaped flying ship, is a musical track from the famous Indian movie Bahubali which was released in several Indian languages. The dancers dance to the tunes of this romantic musical fantasy by showcasing themselves as the Swan(s).

Paradise of Samoa

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This non-profit group based in Keizer is comprised of thirty-five members and performs numerous Pacific Islands' dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New Zealand. Their costumes are authentic and hand-made, and their show takes you on a very colorful dance tour of the Pacific!

The Kemtone Quartet

June 29, 2019 7:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Salem’s own jazz Quartet featuring Randy on saxophone, John Cuddy at the keyboard, Casey Younger, bass and Mark Powers, drums.

Belly Dances of the World by NW Belly Dance Collective

June 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Coordinated by Salem's Local NW Belly Dancing Collective, these dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more.

DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 8:15 PM

Amphitheater

One-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant sings, dances and DJ's simultaneously with a simple agenda, to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Additionally, Prashant has been teaching dance for over 9 years now, and his Portland-based semi-professional dance troupe is as diverse as it gets, united by their love for all things Bollywood.

World Beat Fire Show

June 29, 2019 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Fire Dance Show will include incredible performances from: Egyptian Shamadan Dance, Kalabharathi School of Dance, Paradise of Samoa.

Karate 4 Kids

June 29, 2019 11:15 PM

Asia Pacific

Come and catch the action! You can even participate because EVERYONE can do Karate!

Indonesia Performing Arts of Oregon

June 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon (IPAO) is an Portland-based Indonesian dance troupe and cultural non-profit organization established officially in 2011. With the motto “Preserve – Share – Celebrate” IPAO has been active in promoting Indonesian cultures through the art of dance performances throughout Southwest Washington and Oregon. IPAO is proud to share and celebrate the richness of Indonesian culture and diversity in various cultural events.

Yoga + Beer

June 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Amphitheater

Join us for a special edition of Yoga + Beer, in partnership with the World Beat Festival. Jaime Lawrence will lead the 60-minute class, which is open to yogis of all ages and levels. The beer garden opens after class for yogis to purchase a pint, or simply stay to enjoy the festival. Yoga + Beer is a community that gathers for feel-good yoga classes in breweries, wineries, cideries and beautiful outdoor spaces around the PNW. All are welcome. You can find out more about our community and our class schedule at: www.cheersandnamaste.com

Masumi Timson Plays Koto

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Masumi is a highly-accomplished koto player who performs both classical and contemporary Koto music. She participated in the recording of several of Pink Martini albums, including 2011 Japan Record Award Winner and iTunes No. 1 Jazz Chart Hit 1969. She has performed with the band at various venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Grand Rex Theatre in Paris, Tokyo Kokusai Forum and Tokyo Billboard Live in Tokyo

Cooking Upma

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

A delightful and savory breakfast dish most common in South India. Using semolina flour, various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways.

The Golden Flute

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Stepping Stage

Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherry and her golden flute. As a registered nurse, Sherry served with the American Red Cross during national disasters. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity through sound.

Uhuru Youth Choir of Salem

June 30, 2019 11:15 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

Uhuru, meaning ‘free’ or ‘freedom’, was formed in 2019 to give voice to Salem's refugee youth, many of whom were in choirs during their years in refugee camps. Come and be inspired by the powerful voices of these incredible young people.

Ballet Folklorico by Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 30, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultural Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. ¡Viva México!

Salem Swingin’ Star Dancers

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

It's time to erase the old image you might have of square dancing from your school days or TV. Today's dancing is done to great music from the best of modern music, including Country, Rock, Disco, Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Bluegrass! Best of all, there are new people to meet, friends to make, events to attend. This is one of the best kept secrets in town. Salem Swingin' Stars dance at the Salem Square Dance Center.

The Severin Sisters

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Touring and entertaining throughout the Northwest, The Severin Sisters have been dazzling audiences with their Americana music for over fifteen years and have had the pleasure of opening for such renowned acts as Rascal Flatts, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Del McCoury Band, and The John Cowan Band. Twin sisters Amy and Heidi front the band and are highly gifted songwriters. They are now joined by their younger sister, Haley. Their bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 3

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

The final session for the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Be sure to check this out!

Simple Indian Chexmix

June 30, 2019 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

An American snack with Indian spices.

Nupurum Dance Group Presents Bollywood

June 30, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Nupurum dance group presents a medley of upbeat songs that showcase the moves and expressive dance of Bollywood. This dance is choreographed by Bijal Mehta and Raksha Parikh.

Chinese Golden Willow Dance

June 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

The Chinese Golden Willow Dance Team was formed by a group of local Chinese women in August, 2018. They strive to share Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dances and music with the community.

Monmouth Taiko

June 30, 2019 1:10 PM

Amphitheater

Monmouth Taiko, based in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, has been performing for twenty years. They travel around the Pacific Northwest sharing the powerful and charismatic sound of taiko music.

Gab y Yaz

June 30, 2019 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Gabriel & Yazmin Pizar and their guitars bring us the vibrant sounds of a Mexican Folkloric Duet.

Salem International Folk Dancers

June 30, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Salem International Folk Dancers have been meeting since at least the 1940s. It is a recreational group that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Salem Ballet Academy at 1795 Broadway. Our costumes are improvised. We welcome all dancers and offer sets of classes. We charge $3.00 per night and first time is free.

Gamelan Sari Padhawa

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Gamelan is the traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia. Gamelan Sari Pandhawa plays the music of central Java, a region of the most populous island in the Indonesian archipelago. Music is played on sets of tuned chimes, gongs, xylophones and drums.

Chole (Chickpea) Curry

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Remake a classic Indian curry using local ingredients. Dipali Patel will walk you through the process that is easy enough to make at home.

Nigerian Gele Wrapping Demo with Ola Elkanah

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The gele is an African head wrap or head tie that has its roots in the Yoruba Tribe in the western African country of Nigeria. African women wear the gele as a sign of cultural reverence and respect at African events. Demonstrated by local business owner, Ola Elkanah, a native of Nigeria.

Rhythm Dance Academy’s Tagore Dance Drama

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Amphitheater

The story of love between Radha and Krishna is as old as the hills and was published in the 1800s. Radha is on her secret love adventure to meet Krishna, taking risks in her pursuit. Rhythm Dance Academy of Portland recreates this eternal love story.

Cherry City Cloggers

June 30, 2019 2:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Clogging is an American folk dance with roots in traditional European dancing, early African-American dance, and traditional Cherokee dance. The dancer’s footwear is used to create audible percussive rhythms. Clogging was a social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 1700s. Established in 1989, the Cherry City Cloggers is one of the largest clogging clubs in the Northwest.

Japanese Culture Society & Tokyo International University of America

June 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

JCS will present a bon dance - a dance and holiday to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. TIUA will showcase various dances from Japan - both traditional and contemporary.

Los Viejitos

June 30, 2019 3:15 PM

Americas Village

The traditional danza de los viejitos, or “dance of the little old men,” has its origins in Pre-Columbian Purepecha culture. The Purepecha Empire was located in Michoacan and rivaled that of the Aztecs (fun fact: the Purepecha were never conquered by their foes, the Aztecs, and defeated them in battle in the late 1400s.) The dance was created as a ritual to honor the god of fire. The four men represent the four directions of the Universe, North, South, East and West, and the four elements: earth, fire, air, and water.

Vermicelli Kheer

June 30, 2019 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

A sweet rice porridge that you can easily find across India and Pakistan. This dish is made with rice, milk, and ghee.Photo from Wikipedia

Sakumuna

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Amphitheater

Sakumuna means "to bless" in Kikongo - a language spoken in several countries in central Africa. The band was formed by a group of friends with diverse cultural backgrounds and who perform a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel. They sing in several languages including French, Swahili, Kikongo and English. Sakumuna’s mission is to bless hearts and lives through traditional and modern music with songs mostly inspired by personal life experiences, sharing a spiritual message of peace, harmony, joy and love for their audience.

Elena Villa's Escuela de Flamenco

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Elena began her flamenco training in Santa Cruz, California in 1991 after being inspired by live flamenco performances in France and Spain as an exchange student in the late 1980s. Her first teachers, La Linda, Ladisla, and Andrea “la Canela” gave her a strong foundation in traditional flamenco technique and choreography, as well as providing excellent mentorship through performance opportunities with live music and cante (flamenco song). Elena has gone on to study with some of the great international artists of today, including Jose Galván, Teo Morca, Belen Maya, La Tania, Jesús Carmona, and many others.

Fatima’s Bazaar

June 30, 2019 4:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Born in Sierra Leone and with a Sudanese father, Fatima has always been fascinated by the culture and dance of the Middle East and Africa, and is well-versed in various folkloric styles. She returns from frequent travels to Egypt with the latest fashions for Fatima’s Bazaar as well as the latest on the dance scene.

Parade of Nations

June 30, 2019 4:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The parade originates at the African Village and proceeds through the festival grounds to the Amphitheater, where represented countries and their flags are introduced. Wear the national dress of your birth, your forefathers’ land or your adopted country, and join us for this colorful and upbeat parade that embodies the spirit of the festival!

Ayala’s Band

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Americas Village

This talented family music group, aspires to share their musical journey with everyone and to promote music in a fun and accessible.

Jan Michael “Looking Wolf”

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

Global Music Award winning musician Jan Michael Looking Wolf performs soothing and uplifting songs from his new album Beautiful. Come experience the magic of the Native American Flute with acoustic accompaniment. With 25 albums, charting in the top 10 on new age radio, and international recognitions, Jan Michael is among the most renowned Native American Flutists of modern times. He is a member of the Santiam Kalapuya Tribe who’s homelands include Salem and the surrounding areas (a.k.a. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) Joining him onstage will be Robin Gentlwolf.

Miz LaFontaine and Sundari Dance Group

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Bollywood dance originated in Indian films and is a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance, with Middle Eastern techniques and Western influences. It has evolved as a unique, joyful and energetic style. Dances are performed by Miz LaFontaine and the Sundari Dance Group of Salem.

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INDUS Presents Folk Dances

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Indian folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion - to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding or festivals. Men, women and children perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.

Japanese Culture Society & Tokyo International University of America

June 30, 2019 3:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

JCS will present a bon dance - a dance and holiday to honor the spirits of one’s ancestors. TIUA will showcase various dances from Japan - both traditional and contemporary.

Nii Ardey Allotey: Africa Drum Workshop

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

In this workshop, Nii Ardey will bring kpanlogo drums and djembes to teach rhythm and technique. He will also teach the five hand techniques for playing the drum. Nii Ardey will talk about his childhood in Accra, and how he became a dancer and drummer.

7 Line Supplication Dance by Khenpo Karma Namgyel Rinpoche

June 29, 2019 12:30 PM

Asia Pacific

Dance and music play a very important role in Bhutanese culture. A tradition of dance that hallmarks the passing of seasons and communal occasions can be found in every village and community. These dances have played a significant role in uniting the people. Since these dances are held for the public, non-monastic people can come to share in and understand the history of the country. The masked dances are usually performed during Tshechu (spiritual festivals).

ASNG

June 28, 2019 9:00 PM

Amphitheater

Originally from Guam, the group brings their fantastic fire show highlighting the culture of the Pacific Islands and celebrating the return from long journeys at sea.

Ayala’s Band

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Americas Village

This talented family music group, aspires to share their musical journey with everyone and to promote music in a fun and accessible.

Ballet Folklorico by Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 30, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultural Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. ¡Viva México!

Belly Dances of the World by NW Belly Dance Collective

June 29, 2019 8:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Coordinated by Salem's Local NW Belly Dancing Collective, these dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more.

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 29, 2019 5:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Amphitheater

A non-profit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. It has grown and is officially known as Casa de la Cultura Tlanese. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. Catch a Sunday performance on the Stepping Stage!

Cebuano Dancers

June 29, 2019 5:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This lively and engaging dance group is composed of Cebuano speaking friends and family. They have been representing the Philippines at the World Beat Festival since the festival started. They also perform in numerous multicultural programs in Oregon and Washington. This group focuses on traditional Philippine folk dances, indigenous tribal dances, Filipino festival dances, and music. Its mission is to teach the youth the dances to keep our tradition alive.

Chayag en Família

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

Our current project is called “Chayag en Familia” or Chayag Family. This project continues decades of work by Alex Llumiquinga to present an engaging interpretation of traditional Andean rhythms to delight the audience both young and old. The emphasis in our current work is to show the importance of passing on these traditions to our children. Get ready to ride the wind down the Andes to take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of many countries. Chayag performs traditional instruments (charango, zampoña, bombo, cajón) and presents colorful dances both interpretive and traditional. Along the way, the audience will be invited to clap, sing, and dance as they contemplate the indigenous, African, and European roots of the folk music of Latin America.

Cherry City Cloggers

June 30, 2019 2:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Clogging is an American folk dance with roots in traditional European dancing, early African-American dance, and traditional Cherokee dance. The dancer’s footwear is used to create audible percussive rhythms. Clogging was a social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 1700s. Established in 1989, the Cherry City Cloggers is one of the largest clogging clubs in the Northwest.

Chinese Golden Willow Dance

June 30, 2019 1:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

The Chinese Golden Willow Dance Team was formed by a group of local Chinese women in August, 2018. They strive to share Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dances and music with the community.

Chole (Chickpea) Curry

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Remake a classic Indian curry using local ingredients. Dipali Patel will walk you through the process that is easy enough to make at home.

Claddagh Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers, this group has competed and performed on the West Coast and at the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, the Claddagh Irish dancers enjoy creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoe and soft shoe in competitive and relaxed styles. Their newest addition is “old style” seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance."

Cooking Upma

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

A delightful and savory breakfast dish most common in South India. Using semolina flour, various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways.

Céilí of the Valley

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Pronounced "Kay-lee" of the Valley, this non-profit is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley. Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some original dances. Audience participation is anticipated.

DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 8:15 PM

Amphitheater

One-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant sings, dances and DJ's simultaneously with a simple agenda, to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Additionally, Prashant has been teaching dance for over 9 years now, and his Portland-based semi-professional dance troupe is as diverse as it gets, united by their love for all things Bollywood.

Danza Azteka del Fuego

June 29, 2019 7:00 PM

Americas Village

This traditional Aztec group of the Chichimecas people will come together and share their ancestral traditions.

Elena Villa's Escuela de Flamenco

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Elena began her flamenco training in Santa Cruz, California in 1991 after being inspired by live flamenco performances in France and Spain as an exchange student in the late 1980s. Her first teachers, La Linda, Ladisla, and Andrea “la Canela” gave her a strong foundation in traditional flamenco technique and choreography, as well as providing excellent mentorship through performance opportunities with live music and cante (flamenco song). Elena has gone on to study with some of the great international artists of today, including Jose Galván, Teo Morca, Belen Maya, La Tania, Jesús Carmona, and many others.

Eugene Bhangra

June 29, 2019 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Eugene Bhangra was founded in 1998 by SatPavan Kaur Khalsa. The group was started to bring cultural awareness to the local community. Bhangra is a folk dance from Northern India, in the state of Punjab. It is a traditional dance of farmers celebrating the harvest. The group includes people from all over Oregon who have a shared love for the dance and appreciate the goal of celebrating diversity.

Fatima’s Bazaar

June 30, 2019 4:00 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

Born in Sierra Leone and with a Sudanese father, Fatima has always been fascinated by the culture and dance of the Middle East and Africa, and is well-versed in various folkloric styles. She returns from frequent travels to Egypt with the latest fashions for Fatima’s Bazaar as well as the latest on the dance scene.

Folk Dances of India by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

The dancers of Nupuram dance group will showcase folk dances from different states of India. It will include Saree Ras and Garba from the state of Gujarat and folk dance from the state of Rajasthan.

Gab y Yaz

June 30, 2019 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Gabriel & Yazmin Pizar and their guitars bring us the vibrant sounds of a Mexican Folkloric Duet.

Gamelan Sari Padhawa

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Gamelan is the traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia. Gamelan Sari Pandhawa plays the music of central Java, a region of the most populous island in the Indonesian archipelago. Music is played on sets of tuned chimes, gongs, xylophones and drums.

Gandhi by Dr. Pritam Rohila

June 29, 2019 12:15 PM

Cultural Center

Dr. Rohila was born in Rupar, India when it was still ruled by Britain. Dr. Rohila will talk about Mahātmā Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement.

Gowri B. Kashyap’s Dance Group

June 29, 2019 2:40 PM

Stepping Stage

Classical India Dance is showcased.

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula

June 29, 2019 2:45 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula, under the direction of Leilani Beymer, is based in Eugene and offers hula classes for all ages & genders in the Albany, Eugene & Sherwood areas. Their Hula Halau (hula school) strives to continue cultural traditions through mele (songs), hula (dance) & Olelo (language), respecting others, ourselves & the land. They participate in events such as the Asian Celebration in Eugene and Hawaiian days at Uwajimaya in Beaverton.

INDUS Performs Music of Movies

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Amphitheater

Radha kaise na Jale is a famous dance number from an Indian movie, Lagaan. The dancers play the roles of Radha and Krishna. Krishna is a sweet but naughty boy. Radha, his girlfriend, is upset with him because of his naughty deeds, while Krishna tries to cheer her up. The second dance, Hamsa Nava which means a swan-shaped flying ship, is a musical track from the famous Indian movie Bahubali which was released in several Indian languages. The dancers dance to the tunes of this romantic musical fantasy by showcasing themselves as the Swan(s).

Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Cultural Center

Nana Goto Bellerud has been studying the Sogetsu School of Ikebana for 14 years and continues to be inspired and have new insights from its teachings. Nana demonstrates and exhibits ikebana at a wide range of venues including the Portland Art Museum and Portland Japanese Garden. Through her demonstrations she seeks to introduce others to the art of ikebana and to intrigue and inspire them. Beyond simply producing a beautiful work of art with flowers and natural objects, she shows her audience how ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast, and negative space.

Indonesia Performing Arts of Oregon

June 30, 2019 12:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon (IPAO) is an Portland-based Indonesian dance troupe and cultural non-profit organization established officially in 2011. With the motto “Preserve – Share – Celebrate” IPAO has been active in promoting Indonesian cultures through the art of dance performances throughout Southwest Washington and Oregon. IPAO is proud to share and celebrate the richness of Indonesian culture and diversity in various cultural events.

Jan Michael “Looking Wolf”

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

Global Music Award winning musician Jan Michael Looking Wolf performs soothing and uplifting songs from his new album Beautiful. Come experience the magic of the Native American Flute with acoustic accompaniment. With 25 albums, charting in the top 10 on new age radio, and international recognitions, Jan Michael is among the most renowned Native American Flutists of modern times. He is a member of the Santiam Kalapuya Tribe who’s homelands include Salem and the surrounding areas (a.k.a. The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde) Joining him onstage will be Robin Gentlwolf.

Jetuka Performs the Bihu Dance - A folk dance from Assam

June 29, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips.

Kalabharathi School of Dance

June 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Portland’s Kalabharathi School Founder and Director Sivagami Vanka and her talented students share their passion for the classical dance form of South India. Kalabharathi promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.

Karate 4 Kids

June 29, 2019 11:15 PM

Asia Pacific

Come and catch the action! You can even participate because EVERYONE can do Karate!

Kathak LIVE by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Amphitheater

Kathak is one of the most elegant classical dance forms of India. It revolves around the concept of storytelling. This art form is heavy on graceful movements, footwork and expressions. Over time, Kathak has evolved, and today dancers often experiment with forms such as contemporary and fusion dance.

Kúkátónón

June 29, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

We Are One! Kúkátónón has a rich history in Oregon with immersing youth and communities in arts and cultural education inspired by the African Diaspora for three decades. Kúkátónón strives for excellence by connecting cultural arts education programming to the growing needs of the community, helping to ensure African cultures and traditions remain a relevant part of Oregon’s cultural makeup.

Los Viejitos

June 30, 2019 3:15 PM

Americas Village

The traditional danza de los viejitos, or “dance of the little old men,” has its origins in Pre-Columbian Purepecha culture. The Purepecha Empire was located in Michoacan and rivaled that of the Aztecs (fun fact: the Purepecha were never conquered by their foes, the Aztecs, and defeated them in battle in the late 1400s.) The dance was created as a ritual to honor the god of fire. The four men represent the four directions of the Universe, North, South, East and West, and the four elements: earth, fire, air, and water.

Masumi Timson Plays Koto

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Asia Pacific Village

Masumi is a highly-accomplished koto player who performs both classical and contemporary Koto music. She participated in the recording of several of Pink Martini albums, including 2011 Japan Record Award Winner and iTunes No. 1 Jazz Chart Hit 1969. She has performed with the band at various venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Grand Rex Theatre in Paris, Tokyo Kokusai Forum and Tokyo Billboard Live in Tokyo

Miz LaFontaine and Sundari Dance Group

June 30, 2019 5:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Bollywood dance originated in Indian films and is a synthesis of formal and folk Indian traditional music and dance, with Middle Eastern techniques and Western influences. It has evolved as a unique, joyful and energetic style. Dances are performed by Miz LaFontaine and the Sundari Dance Group of Salem.

Molly Malone Irish Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:45 AM

Stepping Stage

Showcasing hundreds of years of history and tradition, the Molly Malone Irish Dancers offer many forms of Irish dancing for the audience to enjoy. From graceful softshoe to rhythmic hardshoe, the dancers perform traditional and modern steps in an upbeat and exciting show.

Monmouth Taiko

June 30, 2019 1:10 PM

Amphitheater

Monmouth Taiko, based in the Willamette Valley area of Oregon, has been performing for twenty years. They travel around the Pacific Northwest sharing the powerful and charismatic sound of taiko music.

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs African Tales from Long Ago

June 29, 2019 11:00 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

A series of three short African legends: including The Jungle Fruit Tree, Fire’s Wild Dance, & The Battle of the Birds and the Beasts.

Mythobolus performs Tales from Japan, Viet Nam, and China

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Asia Pacific

Mythobolus Mask Theater performs a series of three legends from East and Southeast Asia, including The Magic Fish, The Wolf's Eyelashes, and Sister Lace Rides the Rainbow Dragon.

Native American Flute performance with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Americas Village

Native American Flute players from the region will be sharing their beautiful songs. Bring your drum or other instrument to join the fun!

Nigerian Gele Wrapping Demo with Ola Elkanah

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The gele is an African head wrap or head tie that has its roots in the Yoruba Tribe in the western African country of Nigeria. African women wear the gele as a sign of cultural reverence and respect at African events. Demonstrated by local business owner, Ola Elkanah, a native of Nigeria.

Nii Ardey Allotey & Ekome

June 29, 2019 1:00 PM

Amphitheater

Nii Ardey Allotey, a native of Ghana, began studying traditional dance and drumming at the tender age of 3. He has performed all over the world, from Russia to Japan. Ekome will perform some traditional dances and kpanlogo drumming, will explain the meaning of the songs and dances, and invite the audience to participate and have fun!

Nupurum Dance Group Presents Bollywood

June 30, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Nupurum dance group presents a medley of upbeat songs that showcase the moves and expressive dance of Bollywood. This dance is choreographed by Bijal Mehta and Raksha Parikh.

Nupurum Dance Group performs Deva Dance (Lantern Dance)

June 28, 2019 9:25 PM

Amphitheater

Nupuram dance group presents a medley of dances with different forms of lights. It includes dance with Indian lights called Diya and Mashal (flame torch). It also includes a fusion form of Indian classical dance Kathak to Michael Jackson music.

Nupurum Dance Troupe Welcomes You to India

June 28, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

In India, events start with a prayer to all the Gods and by welcoming our guests with flowers. This dance is a medley of songs that includes a prayer and a welcome song including Tippani dance (Bamboo and stick dance) with scarfs. We then present a folk dance from a state called Gujarat, India. The dancers perform traditional steps to a fast beat song with holding Dandiya (bamboo sticks) and Saree (scarf) in their hands. The dancers make different formations and designs along with dance.

Odissi by Yashaswini Raghuram’s Dance Students

June 29, 2019 3:05 PM

Stepping Stage

Odissi is one of the most ancient dance forms of India that originated from the Hindu temples of the coastal state on the eastern India, Odisha. This dance form expresses religious stories and spiritual ideas largely pertaining to Vaishnavism (the worship of Lord Vishnu among the holy trinity) and Lord Jagannath (an avatar of Vishnu).

Oregon Marshallese Community Association

June 29, 2019 4:30 PM

Asia Pacific

The Oregon Marshallese Community Association was created to promote their culture and traditions. OMCA also assists its members in terms of education, health and social services. Join OMCA celebrate the culture of the Marshallese community!

Parade of Nations

June 30, 2019 4:45 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

The parade originates at the African Village and proceeds through the festival grounds to the Amphitheater, where represented countries and their flags are introduced. Wear the national dress of your birth, your forefathers’ land or your adopted country, and join us for this colorful and upbeat parade that embodies the spirit of the festival!

Paradise of Samoa

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Asia Pacific Village

This non-profit group based in Keizer is comprised of thirty-five members and performs numerous Pacific Islands' dances from Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, and New Zealand. Their costumes are authentic and hand-made, and their show takes you on a very colorful dance tour of the Pacific!

Paradise of Samoa Fire Dances

June 28, 2019 9:40 PM

Amphitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture, both in in mythology and dance. Paradise of Samoa takes you on a journey through Polynesia using fire and music in an exciting and colorful show. 

Pedro and Tribe Culture

June 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Amphitheater

Pedro brings his well-traveled and cultured approach to Latin Fusion, Rock, World Reggae and Blues. Pedro’s efforts to transcend barriers come through the boundary-breaking and healing power of music bringing unity among World Cultures. Tribe Culture celebrates the uniqueness of people around the world and what each person brings to the table while cultivating unity among each one of us as a collective.

Possibly Irish

June 29, 2019 6:15 PM

Amphitheater

Possibly Irish is an Irish pub band known for energetic performances and rich vocal harmonies. Seven bandmates play the bagpipes, Celtic harp, fiddle, Irish whistle, Bodhran drum, Fiddle, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, accordion, and more. Clap, stomp your feet, dance and sing along to songs rich in the Irish, Scottish and Celtic traditions.

Rainbow Dance Theatre

June 29, 2019 1:15 PM

Africa and Middle East Village

A perennial World Beat favorite, Darryl Thomas, Professor of Dance at Western Oregon University, and members of the Rainbow Dance Theatre ensemble will lead festival attendees in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Renegade Rose

June 29, 2019 6:45 PM

Stepping Stage

For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland.

Rhythm Dance Academy’s Tagore Dance Drama

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Amphitheater

The story of love between Radha and Krishna is as old as the hills and was published in the 1800s. Radha is on her secret love adventure to meet Krishna, taking risks in her pursuit. Rhythm Dance Academy of Portland recreates this eternal love story.

Sakumuna

June 30, 2019 3:45 PM

Amphitheater

Sakumuna means "to bless" in Kikongo - a language spoken in several countries in central Africa. The band was formed by a group of friends with diverse cultural backgrounds and who perform a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel. They sing in several languages including French, Swahili, Kikongo and English. Sakumuna’s mission is to bless hearts and lives through traditional and modern music with songs mostly inspired by personal life experiences, sharing a spiritual message of peace, harmony, joy and love for their audience.

Salem International Folk Dancers

June 30, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Salem International Folk Dancers have been meeting since at least the 1940s. It is a recreational group that meets weekly on Wednesday evenings from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Salem Ballet Academy at 1795 Broadway. Our costumes are improvised. We welcome all dancers and offer sets of classes. We charge $3.00 per night and first time is free.

Salem Rueda de Casino

June 29, 2019 3:30 PM

Americas Village

Rueda de Casino is a style of salsa dancing danced in a wheel (rueda) with a caller (cantante) telling the dancers which move to do next. It is a fun social dance done in the streets of Cuba. Come and watch Salem Rueda de Casino to see a few examples and learn a few moves with us!!

Salem Swingin’ Star Dancers

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Americas Village

It's time to erase the old image you might have of square dancing from your school days or TV. Today's dancing is done to great music from the best of modern music, including Country, Rock, Disco, Gospel, Hip-Hop, and Bluegrass! Best of all, there are new people to meet, friends to make, events to attend. This is one of the best kept secrets in town. Salem Swingin' Stars dance at the Salem Square Dance Center.

Simple Indian Chexmix

June 30, 2019 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

An American snack with Indian spices.

Son Huitizilin

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Son Afro-Mestizo from Southern Veracruz and other regions of Mexico is played on traditional stringed instruments and the dancer's 'tarima'. Irresistible polyrhythms and syncopations to get folks up and dancing!

Special Naturalization Ceremony

June 29, 2019 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

Please join us in the Amphitheater to welcome approx. 60 people as they become citizens of the United States in a Special Naturalization Ceremony. Special guest speakers include Mayor Chuck Bennett, Ernesto Taskovic, and Anna Peterson. The North Salem High School Junior ROTC will present the colors. We would like to extend our thanks to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services’ Portland Field Office, the Daughters of the American Revolution Chemeketa Chapter, and the North Salem High School JROTC.

Sri Seshaas International Public School of Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific

The city of Salem Tamil Nadu, India is a multidimensional and multicultural society. It has jubilant folk dances and variety of native instruments. The group of students visiting from Salem will stage a kaleidoscope of folk dances and music which is joyful, colourful and vibrant.

Tago le Pasefika by Pasefika Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 11:45 AM

Asia Pacific

Pasefika’s mission is to introduce Island dance to the younger generation and keep the spirit of dance alive. The performers are from different backgrounds, but all share a common passion for dance. 

Tazhib and Persian Calligraphy with Marjan Anvari

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Cultural Center

Marjan Anvari is a visual artist and art conservator from Iran. She specializes in tazhib, a form of traditional manuscript illumination that dates back to 224 A.D. Because of its ubiquitous presence in Iran’s historical architecture, visual arts, and craftsmanship, tazhib has become a symbol of nationality and culture. Marjan has more than 15 years of experience working on manuscripts, books and art on paper. She my repairs and retouches the colorful miniatures that illustrate the epic poem books or the illuminations that decorate the margins of old manuscripts.

The Golden Flute

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Stepping Stage

Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherry and her golden flute. As a registered nurse, Sherry served with the American Red Cross during national disasters. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity through sound.

The Journey of the Native American Flute with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

June 29, 2019 3:15 PM

Cultural Center

A presentation on one of the world's most ancient instruments - the Native American Flute - with historical information and an exhibit of flutes from around the country. Would you like to learn how to play? Learning resources will also be available. Jan Michael will be performing in the Americas following the session.

The Kemtone Quartet

June 29, 2019 7:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Salem’s own jazz Quartet featuring Randy on saxophone, John Cuddy at the keyboard, Casey Younger, bass and Mark Powers, drums.

The Klezmonauts

June 29, 2019 1:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Klezmer is the exuberant music from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe, with diverse roots from ancient Hebrew melodies to fiery Hungarian dances. The Klezmonauts add influences from their own backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African, and Celtic music. Add a healthy dose of spirited improvisation, and the resulting sound is intricate and exhilarating. The Klezmonauts are: Jeremy Wegner, guitar and mandolin; Chip Cohen, fiddle; Michael Rubinstein, bass; and Ken Sokolov, percussion.

The Practice of Yoga with Paramjit Kaur

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Cultural Center

Paramjit Kaur has been studying Yoga for over 30 years – both in the US and India. Join her as she discusses the philosophy of Yoga.

The Severin Sisters

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Touring and entertaining throughout the Northwest, The Severin Sisters have been dazzling audiences with their Americana music for over fifteen years and have had the pleasure of opening for such renowned acts as Rascal Flatts, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Del McCoury Band, and The John Cowan Band. Twin sisters Amy and Heidi front the band and are highly gifted songwriters. They are now joined by their younger sister, Haley. Their bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

Uhuru Youth Choir of Salem

June 30, 2019 11:15 AM

Africa and Middle East Village

Uhuru, meaning ‘free’ or ‘freedom’, was formed in 2019 to give voice to Salem's refugee youth, many of whom were in choirs during their years in refugee camps. Come and be inspired by the powerful voices of these incredible young people.

Vermicelli Kheer

June 30, 2019 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

A sweet rice porridge that you can easily find across India and Pakistan. This dish is made with rice, milk, and ghee.Photo from Wikipedia

White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance

June 28, 2019 7:55 PM

Amphitheater

White Lotus first came together as a group of inspirational young individuals that wanted a way to not only spread cultural awareness but to make every celebration a memorable one. They perform throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest for Chinese New Year’s, Lunar New Years, and more.

Word Beat Social Pow Wow Dancers

June 29, 2019 10:30 AM

Americas Village

Our partners give us a preview of World Beat’s Seventh Annual Social Pow Wow! Please see the Pow Wow section for more information.

World Beat Fire Show

June 29, 2019 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Fire Dance Show will include incredible performances from: Egyptian Shamadan Dance, Kalabharathi School of Dance, Paradise of Samoa.

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 1

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

First session in the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Featuring drumming and dancing. We welcome you to immerse yourself in the Pow Wow experience.

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 2

June 29, 2019 6:00 PM

Pow Wow

Second session of the World Beat Festival. Activities include drumming, dancing, and a good time!

World Beat Social Pow Wow Session 3

June 30, 2019 12:00 PM

Pow Wow

The final session for the World Beat Social Pow Wow. Be sure to check this out!

Yoga + Beer

June 30, 2019 10:30 AM

Amphitheater

Join us for a special edition of Yoga + Beer, in partnership with the World Beat Festival. Jaime Lawrence will lead the 60-minute class, which is open to yogis of all ages and levels. The beer garden opens after class for yogis to purchase a pint, or simply stay to enjoy the festival. Yoga + Beer is a community that gathers for feel-good yoga classes in breweries, wineries, cideries and beautiful outdoor spaces around the PNW. All are welcome. You can find out more about our community and our class schedule at: www.cheersandnamaste.com

eSwara

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

eSwara.org is a volunteer run non-profit organization serving those with a taste for Indian music - both classical and contemporary - in Portland, Seattle and the Bay area. Its mission is to pass on and promote the rich Indian cultural heritage via the medium of music. eSwara bands perform regularly and raise funds for charities that serve the underprivileged across the world. In this concert called "Thrillana" - we present a variety of popular songs from various Indian languages. Experience the thrill!

Nupurum Dance Troupe Welcomes You to India

June 28, 2019 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

In India, events start with a prayer to all the Gods and by welcoming our guests with flowers. This dance is a medley of songs that includes a prayer and a welcome song including Tippani dance (Bamboo and stick dance) with scarfs. We then present a folk dance from a state called Gujarat, India. The dancers perform traditional steps to a fast beat song with holding Dandiya (bamboo sticks) and Saree (scarf) in their hands. The dancers make different formations and designs along with dance.

Pedro and Tribe Culture

June 28, 2019 6:30 PM

Amphitheater

Pedro brings his well-traveled and cultured approach to Latin Fusion, Rock, World Reggae and Blues. Pedro’s efforts to transcend barriers come through the boundary-breaking and healing power of music bringing unity among World Cultures. Tribe Culture celebrates the uniqueness of people around the world and what each person brings to the table while cultivating unity among each one of us as a collective.

White Lotus Dragon and Lion Dance

June 28, 2019 7:55 PM

Amphitheater

White Lotus first came together as a group of inspirational young individuals that wanted a way to not only spread cultural awareness but to make every celebration a memorable one. They perform throughout Portland and the Pacific Northwest for Chinese New Year’s, Lunar New Years, and more.

ASNG

June 28, 2019 9:00 PM

Amphitheater

Originally from Guam, the group brings their fantastic fire show highlighting the culture of the Pacific Islands and celebrating the return from long journeys at sea.

Nupurum Dance Group performs Deva Dance (Lantern Dance)

June 28, 2019 9:25 PM

Amphitheater

Nupuram dance group presents a medley of dances with different forms of lights. It includes dance with Indian lights called Diya and Mashal (flame torch). It also includes a fusion form of Indian classical dance Kathak to Michael Jackson music.

Folk Dances of India by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

The dancers of Nupuram dance group will showcase folk dances from different states of India. It will include Saree Ras and Garba from the state of Gujarat and folk dance from the state of Rajasthan.

Gandhi by Dr. Pritam Rohila

June 29, 2019 12:15 PM

Cultural Center

Dr. Rohila was born in Rupar, India when it was still ruled by Britain. Dr. Rohila will talk about Mahātmā Gandhi, a leader in the Indian independence movement.

Jetuka Performs the Bihu Dance - A folk dance from Assam

June 29, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

The Bihu dance is a folk dance from the Indian state of Assam related to the festival of Bihu. This joyous dance is performed by both young men and women, and is characterized by brisk dance steps, rapid hand movement, and a rhythmic swaying of the hips.

Eugene Bhangra

June 29, 2019 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Eugene Bhangra was founded in 1998 by SatPavan Kaur Khalsa. The group was started to bring cultural awareness to the local community. Bhangra is a folk dance from Northern India, in the state of Punjab. It is a traditional dance of farmers celebrating the harvest. The group includes people from all over Oregon who have a shared love for the dance and appreciate the goal of celebrating diversity.

Gowri B. Kashyap’s Dance Group

June 29, 2019 2:40 PM

Stepping Stage

Classical India Dance is showcased.

Kathak LIVE by Nupurum Dance Group

June 29, 2019 3:00 PM

Amphitheater

Kathak is one of the most elegant classical dance forms of India. It revolves around the concept of storytelling. This art form is heavy on graceful movements, footwork and expressions. Over time, Kathak has evolved, and today dancers often experiment with forms such as contemporary and fusion dance.

Odissi by Yashaswini Raghuram’s Dance Students

June 29, 2019 3:05 PM

Stepping Stage

Odissi is one of the most ancient dance forms of India that originated from the Hindu temples of the coastal state on the eastern India, Odisha. This dance form expresses religious stories and spiritual ideas largely pertaining to Vaishnavism (the worship of Lord Vishnu among the holy trinity) and Lord Jagannath (an avatar of Vishnu).

Sri Seshaas International Public School of Salem, Tamil Nadu, India

June 29, 2019 3:45 PM

Asia Pacific

The city of Salem Tamil Nadu, India is a multidimensional and multicultural society. It has jubilant folk dances and variety of native instruments. The group of students visiting from Salem will stage a kaleidoscope of folk dances and music which is joyful, colourful and vibrant.

eSwara

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

eSwara.org is a volunteer run non-profit organization serving those with a taste for Indian music - both classical and contemporary - in Portland, Seattle and the Bay area. Its mission is to pass on and promote the rich Indian cultural heritage via the medium of music. eSwara bands perform regularly and raise funds for charities that serve the underprivileged across the world. In this concert called "Thrillana" - we present a variety of popular songs from various Indian languages. Experience the thrill!

The Practice of Yoga with Paramjit Kaur

June 29, 2019 4:45 PM

Cultural Center

Paramjit Kaur has been studying Yoga for over 30 years – both in the US and India. Join her as she discusses the philosophy of Yoga.

Kalabharathi School of Dance

June 29, 2019 6:30 PM

Asia Pacific Village

Portland’s Kalabharathi School Founder and Director Sivagami Vanka and her talented students share their passion for the classical dance form of South India. Kalabharathi promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.

INDUS Performs Music of Movies

June 29, 2019 7:15 PM

Amphitheater

Radha kaise na Jale is a famous dance number from an Indian movie, Lagaan. The dancers play the roles of Radha and Krishna. Krishna is a sweet but naughty boy. Radha, his girlfriend, is upset with him because of his naughty deeds, while Krishna tries to cheer her up. The second dance, Hamsa Nava which means a swan-shaped flying ship, is a musical track from the famous Indian movie Bahubali which was released in several Indian languages. The dancers dance to the tunes of this romantic musical fantasy by showcasing themselves as the Swan(s).

DJ Prashant and the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe

June 29, 2019 8:15 PM

Amphitheater

One-of-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant sings, dances and DJ's simultaneously with a simple agenda, to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes. Additionally, Prashant has been teaching dance for over 9 years now, and his Portland-based semi-professional dance troupe is as diverse as it gets, united by their love for all things Bollywood.

Cooking Upma

June 30, 2019 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

A delightful and savory breakfast dish most common in South India. Using semolina flour, various seasonings and/or vegetables are often added during the cooking, depending on individual preferences. Today it is popular in most parts of India and is prepared in various ways.

Simple Indian Chexmix

June 30, 2019 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

An American snack with Indian spices.

Nupurum Dance Group Presents Bollywood

June 30, 2019 12:45 PM

Stepping Stage

Nupurum dance group presents a medley of upbeat songs that showcase the moves and expressive dance of Bollywood. This dance is choreographed by Bijal Mehta and Raksha Parikh.

Chole (Chickpea) Curry

June 30, 2019 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Remake a classic Indian curry using local ingredients. Dipali Patel will walk you through the process that is easy enough to make at home.

Rhythm Dance Academy’s Tagore Dance Drama

June 30, 2019 2:15 PM

Amphitheater

The story of love between Radha and Krishna is as old as the hills and was published in the 1800s. Radha is on her secret love adventure to meet Krishna, taking risks in her pursuit. Rhythm Dance Academy of Portland recreates this eternal love story.

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