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Festival of Nations

August 28, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm



A multiethnic celebration featuring traditional dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations and a craft market presented by the International Institute and 125 community organizations. Non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song from Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp will be presented on four stages.

Sunday Schedule

Wells Fargo Advisors Forest Stage Schedule

10 am – 11 am
Mariachi Nuevo Azteca, Mexican
Ballet Folklorico Sol de Mexico, Mexican
11 am – 12 pm
St. Louis Eisa Okinawa Kenjin-kai, Japanese
12 pm – 1 pm
International Folk Dance Association, European
Kuumba Youth Performance Ensemble (Better Family Life), African American/Afro Caribbean
Beryozka, Russian
1 pm – 2 pm
Spirit of Angela, African
Hawaiian Polynesian Revue, Polynesian
2 pm – 3 pm
Lauren Wilmore Afro-Latin Dance Academy, Multi-Ethnic
Grupo Atlántico, Colombian
3 pm – 4 pm
Standing Drums, Asian
Drums & Dance of the Congo, Congolese
Bulgarian School of St. Louis, Bulgarian
4 pm – 5 pm
Gentlemen of Vision, African American
St. Louis Cultural Flamenco Society, Spanish*Schedule is subject to change

Enterprise Grand Stage Schedule

10 am – 11 am
Austrian Trio, European
Shir Ami Singers, Jewish
11 am – 12 pm
Khaled Alrahal, Iraqi
South Indian Folk Dance, Indian
12 pm – 1 pm
Acoustic Element, Latin American
Meshorerim, Jewish
1 pm – 2 pm
Suzanne White, Choctaw Storyteller, Native American
Ali Naeini, Iranian/Persian
Daniel Romano/Blaque Berry Puppets, Irish/Italian
2 pm – 3 pm
Steel Drum Flavor, Caribbean
Pinx Academy of Dance, African American
3 pm – 4 pm
N-Jection, African
Tribe Ayaka, African
4 pm – 5 pm
Story Time Puppets with “Papa” & Jackie Wright, African American
Traditional Strings, Appalachian*Schedule is subject to change

7-Up World Music Stage Schedule

10 am – 11 am
Dizzy Atmosphere, French
11 am – 12 pm
Mario Pascal, Haitian
12 pm – 1 pm
Son Montuno (FKA Nitro Latin Jazz Band), Latin American
1 pm – 2 pm
Elsie Parker and the Poor People of Paris, French
2 pm – 3 pm
Choro Guys, Brazilian
3 pm – 4 pm
Autumn’s Child, North American
4 pm – 5 pm

DieDra the Blues Diva, American

*Schedule is subject to change

Village Green Schedule

11 am -11:30 am
Yoshie Montgomery, Japanese
11:45 am – 12:15 pm
12:30 pm – 1 pm
Aparna Kalyanaraman, Indian
1:15 pm – 1:45 pm
Salsa with Carmen Guynn, Dominican/Puerto Rican
2 pm – 2:30 pm
International Folk Dance Association, European
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm
Aalim Belly Dance, Middle Eastern
3:30 pm – 4 pm
Lauren Wilmore Afro-Latin Dance Academy, Multi-Ethnic 
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Grupo Atlántico/Carmen Dence, Colombian

*Schedule is subject to change

Craft Demonstration/Workshops Schedule

10 am -1 pm
Children’s Crafts from the Balkans Workshop with Marvin Moehle, Macedonian
Macedonian Needlework Demo with Evelyn Moehle, Macedonian
Friends of Taiwan Calligraphy Demo, Chinese
12 am  – 3 pm
Nigerian Tie-Dye Workshop with Njideka Ezenwa-Eke, Nigerian
2 pm – 4 pm
Asian Pottery Arts Demo with Showay Chang, Taiwanese
2 pm – 4:30  pm
African Face Painting Workshop with Better Family Life, Afro-Caribbean
3 pm – 5 pm
Eritrean Basket Weaving with Ninni & Genet, Eritrean
All Day

Japanese Top Spinning with Hiroshi Tada, Japanese

*Schedule is subject to change

World Sports & Games Meadow Schedule

Sports Schedule:
11 am -1 pm
Hurling and Gaelic Football – Gaelic Athletic Club
1 pm – 3 pm
Cricket – Missouri Youth Cricket Association
Tai Chi – Five Star Senior Center
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Gymnastics – ACEC-American Czech Center-Sokol Gym
3 pm – 5 pm
Japanese Martial Art: Aikido – Aikido St. Louis
Game Schedule:
All Day
All Day Chess – World Chess Hall of Fame – Life-size chess board and standard chess boards will be available all day for people to play for fun, provided by St. Louis Chess Club
All Day Kubb (Viking Chess) – International Institute
1 pm – 2 pm
Mahjong – OCA St. Louis
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Variety of participatory activities (hula hoops, hopscotch) – ACEC – American Czech Center

*Schedule is subject to change


August 28, 2016
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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