Performers Schedule

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ASNG Productions

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Australian Didgeridoo

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Jake Duncan, Didgeridoo soloist, showcases the incredible range of this instrument weaving deep, pulsing rhythms into entrancing tribal compositions.

Ballet Folklorico Tlanese

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

European Village

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. They specialize in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco.¡Viva México!

Bhutanese Black Hat Dance

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Martial Arts

Lama Namgyel Rinpoche has performed Lama Dancing in the US for many different occasions including blessings, purification and protection. Black Hat Dance is performed in temples in Bhutan where dancers assume the appearance of yogis who have the power to subdue and re-create life.

Bill Hughes

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Showcase Stage

Relax and enjoy jazz standards and hits of the 30s and 40s from “The Great American Songbook” with perennial World Beat favorite, Bill, on guitar. 7:00 World Beat Festival

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

European Villgae

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 performed 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.

Bush Elementary School Marimbanda

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

The Bush Marimbanda Band is made up of 4th and 5th grade musicians under the direction of KateLowen. The marimba is believed to have originated in Africa or Indonesia and is now a part of music cultures around the globe. This band plays primarily Zimbabwean-style music on a variety of soprano, alto and bass marimba.

Cameron McCoy

June 24, 2017 6:15 PM

European Village

Celtic Diaspora Trio.

Ceili of the Valley

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some dances originally choreographed. Audience participation is anticipated. As a non-profit 501(c) (3), CVS dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley.

Chemeketa African Community

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

African Village

This Pan-African troupe of students and community members explore the unique traditions of their individual cultures. In music and dance, they work together and share their gifts at World Beat!

Cherry City Cloggers

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

European Village

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.

Children’s Parade

June 24, 2017 9:45 AM

Amphitheater

Children and families gather for this delightful parade to open the 20th World Beat Festival. Scouts, Martial Arts Children, 4-H clubs and Sussefusse dancers and children in traditional costumes from all over the worldparade through the festival grounds to the amphitheater led by NW Scots Guard and Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums.

Chill out with Chilequiles

June 25, 2017 12:20 PM

Cultural Center

Denise Puentes will show you how to make Chilequiles with roasted tomatillo sauce. Corn tortilla strips are lightly fried, topped with a tomatillo salsa and Cotija Mexican cheese and served warm. Originally considered a peasant dish, it is a creative way to use up stale tortillas. It is now a popular dish for breakfast or brunch, served with eggs and/or beans. It can also be prepared with a red sauce instead, similar to enchilada sauce.

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

With origins in pre-Hispanic rituals, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps. OrgolloMorelenseCemaic presents this dance performance originating from the Mexican state of Morelos. Join us as we parade thru the festival to the amphitheater!

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Amphitheater

Originating from the Mexican state of Morelos, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps.Join Orgollo Morelense Cemaic as they parade through the festival area back to the Americas.

Claddagh

June 24, 2017 2:00 PM

European Village

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers they have competed and performed in the West Coast and the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, Claddagh enjoyslearning and creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoes and soft shoes in competitive and social (more relaxed) styles. Their newest addition is “old style” Seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance". Joining them is Pipedance, a husband and wife team featuring uillean, pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhran and percussive sean-nos step dance.

Conjunto Alegre

June 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Amphitheater

Portland’s Hot Latin Band since 1987 brings original music from the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela and many other Latin American countries. The sizzling sounds have you dancing merengue, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, cumbia and more. Band leader Aquiles Montas is one of the most energetic performers you will see on stage, and one of the greatest champions of Latin music in Portland. The band has opened for international acts and stars like Cirque de Soleil, Tito Puente, Sonora Carruseles and Fruko, Groupo Niche, and Eddie Santiago.

Dance Factory

June 25, 2017 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Spectators will see a combination of influences in the performance of The Dance Factory’s hip hop groups: Urban Beat, Urban Vibe and Urban Pulse. Choreography is inspired by African dance, dancehall, reggaeton, old school hip hop and lyrical hip hop. This group is defined by their strength, agility and styl

David Lanning

June 25, 2017 1:45 PM

Showcase Stage

A bit of nostalgia as David returns with his 12 string guitar.

David Lanning

June 24, 2017 2:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Sit back and relax with Davidas he sings and plays his 12-string guitar and brings us back to the 70’s... John Denver, anyone?Next performance Sunday, 1:45 am-3:15 pm.

El Charo de Oregon, Salvador Chaves

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments highly influenced by the cultural impacts of the historical development of Western Mexico. Salvador Chavez, a celebrated mariachi guitarist, has performed at numerous venues in the Northwest including the Independence and Dayton Fiestas and Portland’s Cinco de Mayo

Escuela de Flamenco Elena Villa

June 24, 2017 5:30 PM

European Village

Villa: Flamenco is a music and dance form from Andalusia–the southern region of Spain–with strong ties to the Gitano (Gypsy) community. Elena Villa and students perform traditional and contemporary flamenco dances and will offer a short dance lesson to encourage audience participation at the end of the show.

Esperance Kouka & Sakumuna

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

African Village

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 performs a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel music.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.

Fatima and a Company of Friends

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

African 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.

Fire Dances

June 23, 2017 9:10 PM

Ampitheater

Join us for an exciting finale of our 20th Anniversary Kick-off Party. Experience the wonder of International Fire dances with Shemadan, ASNG Island FireandPyrite.

Fjord Motor Company

June 24, 2017 1:00 PM

European VIllage

Two girls with home longing (heimlengsel) play Norwegian Folk Music on whatever instruments readily available: scissors, pots, pans, a comb, a cheese slicer... Only our imagination is our limitation. At our shows, we attempt to bring you a slice of Norway, our history and our culture, to bring you into our living room or kitchen, as we see what a small world it is after all!

Gab y Yaz

June 25, 2017 11:30 PM

Showcase Stage

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

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Asia/Pacific Villgae

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.

Hafla

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Amphitheater

Exciting groups of Middle Eastern dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more. The enjoyment of the participants is the focus of this noon-time event. Come and enjoy this shared

Hafla Parade

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

Start with a parade and join a Middle Eastern dance party!

History and Demonstration of the Harp Guitar

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Cultural Center

Following the John Doan Harp Guitar concert at the European/Stepping Stage, bring your questions and interest and join John Doan as he demonstrates the intricacies of the harp guitar.

Ikebana Demonstration

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

Simplicity,symmetry, and balance are basic principles in Japanese flower arrangement. The goal is to create a sense of harmony among the materials used, the container, and the setting. Nana Goto Bellerud, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, is the president of Ikebana International in Portland.

Indonesian Performing Arts

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

We are introduced to the richness and beauty of traditional Indonesian dances from Bali, Java and Sumatra as well as their folk songs. Prior to moving to Oregon, Novi Leigh performed with the Balinese orchestra Gamelan Genta Kasturi,as the lead dancer.

Japan Cultural Society (JCS)

June 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

There are many traditional dances in Japan, but one of the most famous and enjoyable is bon- odori (bon dance). The style of this summer celebration dance varies in many aspects from region to region. This Buddhist tradition welcomes the spirits of ancestors home for annual visits. Obon is a gathering of joy, where respect is paid to those who came before us - our ancestors.

Japan Showcase

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Asia/Pacific Village

The American Studies Program (ASP) students of Willamette University are excited to showcase their talents and Japanese culture. Their performances include dances and songs. These students are all currently enrolled at Willamette University's sister school, Tokyo International University, in Kawagoe, Japan, and are studying abroad for one year here in Salem.

John Doan

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

European Village

John Doan's “Beyond Six Strings – 20 Strings of Magic” features acclaimed music and playing of the twenty-string harp guitar that is redefining the possibilities of both guitar music and the audience listening experience. He recently was given the International Brand Laureate Award for “World’s Leading Harp Guitarist.” His performance will take the audience around the world with music inspired in Asia, Europe, and the US along with homages to Jimi Hendrix, Mason Williams (of Classical Gas fame), John Fahey (the “Father of the American Fingerstyle Guitar) and American folk legend Burl Ives accompanied by stories of first hand encounters. John will include some of his music for harp guitar ensemble with visiting players attending his Harp Guitar Retreat. Next performance at the Cultural Center, 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Just for Kix

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Americas Village

Just for Kix has provided youth dancers across the country the opportunity to create their own sparkling image of team work, dance technique, and confidence. We offer proven technical training, a focus on teamwork and a respectful experience to our students, and a passion for individual improvement. With a strong balance of fun and technique in our classes, we create a teaching environment that is low stress and less pressure.

Kalabharathi

June 25, 2017 1:15 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.

Kaleidoscope of Middle Eastern Dances

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

African Village

From Traditional Kaligy, Saidi Egyptian, Iraqi to American cabaret with a twist of fusion, Raqs Exquisite and friends perform in a dance show like no other. They bring traditional dances through the ages to our present, filled with the splash of color and style that allow many to harken to another time and place.

Karate for Kids–South Salem

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Martial Arts Court

Karate for Kids Presents the Korean art of Taekwondo. See how traditional martial arts teach children and young adultsconfidence, self-discipline, courtesy, communication skills, physical strength and courage through fun and positive encouragement.

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Based in Tualatin, Oregon, this award-winning original roots music group holds the title of the International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year. In 2016 they brought home both Bluegrass Song of the Year trophy from IMEA with their rendition of Steve Spurgin’s “Let Her Roll” and the silver award in the Global Music Awards for Kathy Boyd’s tune “Who Will Pray for Me”.

Ke Aluala

June 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

“New Dawn” under the direction of Leilani Beymer, strives to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through mele (songs) and hula (dances) and olelo (Hawaiian language) with the emphasis on respect.

Kemtone Latin Quartet

June 23, 2017 5:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Ketone Quartet

June 24, 2017 7:15 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Friday 5:00-6:00pm, Amphitheater Stage.

Klan Lele Music

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

African Village

Music: Zangan H. Ouattara and Klan Kele bring us fusion music from Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa,slightly larger than Colorado, formerly known as Upper Volta.

Kúkatónón

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

African Village

Is youth dance performance troupe whose mission works to broaden awareness of African and African-American cultural traditions throughout Oregon. Our students study West African dance and drumming under the direction of our professionally trained teaching artists and our Founding Mother, Mrs. RoliaManyongai-Jones.

Looking Wolf - A Band of Brothers

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

Indie Acoustic Rock meets Native American Folk! Come enjoy the beautiful high energy music of multiple Native American Music Award winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf and his band of brothers. Inspirational ballads with vocals, guitars, violin, world percussion and his world class Native American Flute playing. The Band includes Nathan Meyers, Neal Grandstaff, Mark Babson, and George Robnett.

Los Alvarados Junior

June 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Americas Village

Two years ago, three young cousins got together and decided they wanted to learn how to play the guitar. With pride, these young 14-17 year olds from Independence share their talents as they entertain us with románticas, norteñas, cúmbias y mas!

Los Colores de America Orchestra

June 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

The orchestra brings the concept of the diversity of America as a Continent through music. This program will embrace different musical projects doing community performances: educating, inspiring children, youth and adults about the importance of diversity, unity and respect through music.

Marlene Meissner

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Showcase Stage

Marlene brings a bit of Bavaria to the World Beat Festival. A native of Mt. Angel, she has the distinction of being the longest performing entertainer at Oktoberfest, having played at every festival since the second one in 1967. Marlene wears an authentic German costume and plays a variety polkas, waltzes, schottisches and German tunes on her vintage 1964 Petosa accordion.

Mbrascatu

June 25, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Oregon, this indie rock band draws from diverse American and European roots. They have blended dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive, expressive Italian lyrics, hook-laden melodies, inventive arrangement, and energetic rhythms to dance to, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues in the Pacific NW.

Mexico en la Piel

June 24, 2017 12:15 PM

Amphitheater

In January 2008 in Hillsboro Oregon, a group of talented individuals with years of experience in folkloric dancing got together to keep their wonderful tradition alive and share it wherever possible in the state of Oregon. México en la Piel was the culmination of this dream: an organization dedicated to the preservation, authenticity and the growth of one of the most beautiful artistic representations from the Mexican culture.

Molly Malone

June 24, 2017 12:00 PM

European Village

We celebrate Irish heritage through a mixture of soft and hard shoe dances. Dance numbers include solo competition steps, traditional group dancing and modern dances made popular by shows like Riverdance.

Monmouth Taiko

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Taiko, the Japanese word for drum and the name of this art form, has its roots in ancient Japan. Based in Monmouth, Oregon, the ensemble was started in 1995 by Koichi Ando and Todd Wilson to provide an opportunity for members to practice and perform the age-old Japanese tradition. Originally used for communication and celebration, Taiko has become an increasingly popular art form around the world. Listen to the bold rhythms of the Taiko drums.

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The African show will include a tale told in North Africa. The Stork Calif, about a ruler who turns into a stork, but can he change back? The Jungle Fruit Tree and The African Spirit, with dance choreographed by LovnessWasa, are traditional tales told all over Africa.

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Americas Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The Americas show will include the ancient Mayan of music legend, Lyarona, the ghost woman from Mexico, and Coyote and the stars from the Columbia Gorge. Children will have a chance to participate in telling the stories.

NW Scots Guard

June 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

A family friendly community organization dedicated to honoring our Country and those who serve it, while preserving our common Scottish/Celtic heritage.

Native American Flute Circle

June 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Americas Village

Bring your flutes and join Jan Michael Looking Wolf, nationally-known Native American flutist and recording artist. Catch an earlier performance at the Amphitheater at 3:15-4:15 Looking Wolf – A Band of Brothers.

Native American Powwow Dancers

June 24, 2017 10:45 AM

Americas Village

Eastern Cherokee Warner Austin, director of the Native American Cross Cultural Association, gives us a preview of World Beat’s Fifth Annual Social Powwow! Today’s sessions: 12:00-4:00 pm an 6:00-9:30 pm; Sunday 12:00-4:00pm.

NukuMarangi

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

These young dancers’ parents were born on the tiny islands of Kapingamarangi and Nukuoro in the southern most corner of Micronesia. They share their culture through their own island dances plus a variety of dances from other islands. Their dances also include more modern numbers, which the older girls choreographed with the help of their mothers.

OJOLO!

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Amphitheater

Didgeridoo and African djun djun drums blend with guitar and electronic loops to produce a vibrant dance-inducing sound. The culturally diverse musical trio creates and blends musical styles from around the world. Members are: DjonDjon, a Greek-Canadian on lead vocals, guitars, ‘stringed things’, loops, and a platinum-selling producer in his own right; Osher Levi, from Israel, on didgeridoos, percussion, vocals and LO, a Korean-African American on djun djun concert drums and vocals. Lo brings a percussive style influenced by African, Latin American, and Asian cultures, as well as Soul, Funk, Rock, and Roots music.

Okaidja Afroso

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

From Ghana, West Africa, Okaidja is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer. Through music and dance, participants learn how to link disparate cultural threads together into a common garment.

Okropong Drum Circle

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

African Village

Focusing on the drumming and singing of Ghana, the musicians bring rich harmonies and complicated rhythms to represent the Ghanaian traditions.

Okropong and the Obo Addy Legacy Project

June 24, 2017 1:45 PM

Amphitheater

This renowned performing group carries forward the message of legendary Ghanaian musician Obo Addy. Originally from Ghana, the group mow calls Portland their home. Under the direction of Obo’s son, Alex and nephew Charles, the performance this afternoon gives you a little taste of the rhythms of Ghana. Join Susan Addy at the Cultural Center at 12:30-1:15 for a presentation on Obo Addy’s Legacy.

Olomwaii Northwest Islanders

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

The Salem- based Pacific Islander Club performs traditional dances wearing traditional attire. Most of the dancers originate from the main island of Chuuk, where traditional cultural dancing is an activity for all ages. WaFanuw dances, both sitting and standing, are mainly performed by females.

Opening Ceremony

June 24, 2017 10:15 AM

Amphitheater

Welcome to the 20th World Beat Festival! Opening remarks by Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. Welcome to our honored guests.

Origin and History of the Native American Flute

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

Cultural Center

An enrolled Kalapuya Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a renowned Native American flute player. After years of research of the Native American Flute, Looking Wolf created a curriculum for accredited university courses that he has instructed since 2005.

Parade of Nations

June 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

The parade originates at the World Showcase 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 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Ampitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture displayed not only in mythology but also in dance. Perennial favorites Craig and Tasi Keener return with their exciting and colorful group.

Paradise of Samoa

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

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

Paradise of Samoa Family Band

June 24, 2017 5:45 PM

Showcase Stage

A family band of ukulele, guitar, bass, and vocals that accompanies the Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe with Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori, Tahitian, and American Pop songs. Bring some Aloha and listen to some great island songs! The full band is Tasi & Craig Keener, Tiana Keener, Johnnie Keener, Brent Marconeri, Jamila Maries, BlaizeKilawe, and Bobo Keener and Dann Sill.

Pasefika

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Polynesian and Micronesian performers share their culture through music and dance.

Philippine (Cebuano) Dancers

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Asia/Pcific Village

Multiculturalism is alive and well in the Philippines. Muslim and indigenous influenced dances are showcased by this group of Filipino friends and families.

Piñata Party

June 25, 2017 12:15 PM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Piñata Party

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 1:45pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Piñata Party

June 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Americas Village

Come to our authentic Mexican piñata party finale!

Possibly Irish

June 24, 2017 4:15 PM

European Village

This youthful Irish pub band based at the Enchanted Forest is known for energetic performances, humor and rich vocal harmonies. Stomp your feet, dance and sing along to well-known Irish songs.

Possibly Irish

June 25, 2017 1:45 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Saturday 4:15-5:15 pm.

Pyrite

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Pyrite performers have been mesmerizingand thrilling audiences with fire performances since 2003. Based in Salem, Oregon, members have performed throughout the Northwest but rarely get to perform at home and are excited to share their art.

Rainbow Dance Theater

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

African 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-goers in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Romance

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their traditional Latino music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre. Next performance at the Americas Village 12:15-3:00 pm.

Romance

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Americas Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre.

Salem DeyaJateya

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Cultural Center

This Salem-based Bhangra group is dedicated in bringing this Punjabi dance form to life. The Bhangra is a folk dance and music that originated from Punjab, India. Originally, it was performed by the farmers of the region to welcome the harvest season. The dance form has witnessed incredible evolution and has been popularized even in the West. Pop albums, Bollywood, college shows and dance competitions, none have been left untouched by this dance craze!

Salem International Dancers

June 25, 2017 12:10 PM

European Village

A recreational dance group performing dances from around the world: from Russia to France and Scandinavia to Greece and Turkey. Dance types include line dances, circle dances, set dances, couple dances, and even solo dances. We have been meeting and teaching most weeks for over 60 years.

Salsa Dance Lessons

June 23, 2017 6:00 PM

Amphitheater

Join the class! Learn to dance Cuban style with Don Baker and the Salem Rueda de Casino.Join the fun and show off your dance moves at our salsa party!

Samoan Fa’alifu Taro

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Fa’alifu (coconut creme) is a staple of Samoan cuisine. The traditional way of preparing the ripe coconuts to make this will be demonstrated by Jerome Mika, who is from Pago Pago village in American Samoa. Jerome and his wife Iva are the chefs for the Paradise of Samoa organization’s annual luau.

Severin Sisters

June 24, 2017 5:00 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 Heidifront the band and are highly gifted songwriters. After a few years off, they are now joined by their younger sister, Haley.Their hot, bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

Sherry Lanning

June 25, 2017 12:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Enjoy the magical sound of the golden flute.Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity thru sound.

Sherry Lanning

June 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherryand her golden flute. As a registered nurse, she has served during national disasters with the American Red Cross. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity thru sound. Next performance Sunday, 12:45 am-1:30 pm.

Sultan of Suds

June 24, 2017 2:45 PM

Cultural Center

Brian Kelly, part owner and Corporate President of Santiam Brewing guides us on an abbreviated history of the fermentation of grain. Santiam Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery and tasting room in Salem offering fifteen Santiam Brewing craft beers on tap.

Sundari Bollywood Dance Group

June 25, 2017 3:45 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Bollywood Dances originated in Indian films and are 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 performed by Miz Lafontaine and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem.

Sundari Bollywood Dancers

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Dances performed by MizLaFontain and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem. Next performance at 3:45-4:30pm in Asia-Pacific

Sussefusse

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

European Village

Portland-based Sussefusse (“sweet feet” in German) brings young dancers in brilliant ethnic attire to the stage with an exciting international dance set choreographed by Heidi Vorst.

The Slants

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

The Slants' bombastic live show and hook-filled music and catchy dance beats is not to be missed. The international touring sensation has been seen and heard on Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, Rolling Stone, and TV/Radio in 88 countries worldwide. Known as the world's first and only all-Asian-American dance rock band, the group also made headlines with their trademark battle with the US government, showing rock n' roll swagger with a keen sense of justice.

Titlakawan

June 24, 2017 2:30 PM

Americas Village

This Aztec dance troupe is based in Salem/Dayton, Oregon. Titlakawan means “We all possess it” or “We all have potential to fully realize ourselves as human beings”. Our troupe promotes through Aztec dance discipline a healthy lifestyle and outlook. The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest for the enjoyment of all those who participate.

Titlakawan Azteca Dancers

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Amphitheater

The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest and promotes discipline, a healthy lifestyle and outlook. Next performance in the Americas Village 2:30-3:15pm

Traditional American Fiddler

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Showcase Stage

Jim Hockenhull has been a major player in the Willamette Valley traditional-music scene for fifteen years. As a member of the Oregon Old-time Fiddlers Association (OOTFA) he became state Senior Champion in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2015.

Traditional Okinawa Cuisine

June 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Cultural Center

Hiroko Newman and Susan Fujiko Turner were both born in Naha, so they've known Okinawa cuisine from birth. Hiroko will make Sata Andagi... a round, crispy, deep-fried doughnut. The technique used to form that round shape requires practice. Susan will make fresh Okinawa Sobanoodles. To save time, she has prepared the traditional pork broth and various accompaniments which include pork belly braised in Okinawan brown sugar, fresh ginger, awamori liquor and soy sauce. Kamaboko (fishcake) slices, thin-sliced omelet, green onions, marinated shiitake mushrooms and pickled gingerhave been ahead.

Tribute to Obo Addy

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

Susan Addy shares The Obo Addy Legacy Project, the non-profit that carries forth the work begun by Homowo African Arts & Cultures while focusing on creating, performing and teaching African Arts following the vision of Obo Addy. Obo passed away on September 13, 2012 leaving this rich legacy for the Obo Addy Legacy Project to continue.Addy was renowned as a leader, a teacher, an entertainer and an artist of numerous genres. Join Susan and Okropong at the African Village from 3:15-4:00 for the Drum Circle.

True West Adventure

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Americas Village

The True West Band plays music of the Oregon Trail and other frontiers. Known for hot Appalachian fiddle from Truman Price, incredible clawhammer banjo from Wes Messinger, precise guitar from Paul Clements, backed by the virtuoso of the melodic washtub, Don "Taco" Austin, these four experts always have something new and interesting in their wide repertoire.

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Kúkatónón

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

African Village

Is youth dance performance troupe whose mission works to broaden awareness of African and African-American cultural traditions throughout Oregon. Our students study West African dance and drumming under the direction of our professionally trained teaching artists and our Founding Mother, Mrs. RoliaManyongai-Jones.

Okaidja Afroso

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

From Ghana, West Africa, Okaidja is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer. Through music and dance, participants learn how to link disparate cultural threads together into a common garment.

Esperance Kouka & Sakumuna

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

African Village

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 performs a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel music.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.

Klan Lele Music

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

African Village

Music: Zangan H. Ouattara and Klan Kele bring us fusion music from Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa,slightly larger than Colorado, formerly known as Upper Volta.

Chemeketa African Community

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

African Village

This Pan-African troupe of students and community members explore the unique traditions of their individual cultures. In music and dance, they work together and share their gifts at World Beat!

Okropong Drum Circle

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

African Village

Focusing on the drumming and singing of Ghana, the musicians bring rich harmonies and complicated rhythms to represent the Ghanaian traditions.

Kaleidoscope of Middle Eastern Dances

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

African Village

From Traditional Kaligy, Saidi Egyptian, Iraqi to American cabaret with a twist of fusion, Raqs Exquisite and friends perform in a dance show like no other. They bring traditional dances through the ages to our present, filled with the splash of color and style that allow many to harken to another time and place.

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The African show will include a tale told in North Africa. The Stork Calif, about a ruler who turns into a stork, but can he change back? The Jungle Fruit Tree and The African Spirit, with dance choreographed by LovnessWasa, are traditional tales told all over Africa.

Rainbow Dance Theater

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

African 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-goers in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Fatima and a Company of Friends

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

African 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.

Dance Factory

June 25, 2017 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Spectators will see a combination of influences in the performance of The Dance Factory’s hip hop groups: Urban Beat, Urban Vibe and Urban Pulse. Choreography is inspired by African dance, dancehall, reggaeton, old school hip hop and lyrical hip hop. This group is defined by their strength, agility and styl

Los Colores de America Orchestra

June 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

The orchestra brings the concept of the diversity of America as a Continent through music. This program will embrace different musical projects doing community performances: educating, inspiring children, youth and adults about the importance of diversity, unity and respect through music.

Piñata Party

June 25, 2017 12:15 PM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Piñata Party

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 1:45pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Native American Powwow Dancers

June 24, 2017 10:45 AM

Americas Village

Eastern Cherokee Warner Austin, director of the Native American Cross Cultural Association, gives us a preview of World Beat’s Fifth Annual Social Powwow! Today’s sessions: 12:00-4:00 pm an 6:00-9:30 pm; Sunday 12:00-4:00pm.

Native American Flute Circle

June 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Americas Village

Bring your flutes and join Jan Michael Looking Wolf, nationally-known Native American flutist and recording artist. Catch an earlier performance at the Amphitheater at 3:15-4:15 Looking Wolf – A Band of Brothers.

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

With origins in pre-Hispanic rituals, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps. OrgolloMorelenseCemaic presents this dance performance originating from the Mexican state of Morelos. Join us as we parade thru the festival to the amphitheater!

Los Alvarados Junior

June 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Americas Village

Two years ago, three young cousins got together and decided they wanted to learn how to play the guitar. With pride, these young 14-17 year olds from Independence share their talents as they entertain us with románticas, norteñas, cúmbias y mas!

Romance

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Americas Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre.

True West Adventure

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Americas Village

The True West Band plays music of the Oregon Trail and other frontiers. Known for hot Appalachian fiddle from Truman Price, incredible clawhammer banjo from Wes Messinger, precise guitar from Paul Clements, backed by the virtuoso of the melodic washtub, Don "Taco" Austin, these four experts always have something new and interesting in their wide repertoire.

Titlakawan

June 24, 2017 2:30 PM

Americas Village

This Aztec dance troupe is based in Salem/Dayton, Oregon. Titlakawan means “We all possess it” or “We all have potential to fully realize ourselves as human beings”. Our troupe promotes through Aztec dance discipline a healthy lifestyle and outlook. The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest for the enjoyment of all those who participate.

Piñata Party

June 25, 2017 6:00 PM

Americas Village

Come to our authentic Mexican piñata party finale!

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Americas Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The Americas show will include the ancient Mayan of music legend, Lyarona, the ghost woman from Mexico, and Coyote and the stars from the Columbia Gorge. Children will have a chance to participate in telling the stories.

Just for Kix

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Americas Village

Just for Kix has provided youth dancers across the country the opportunity to create their own sparkling image of team work, dance technique, and confidence. We offer proven technical training, a focus on teamwork and a respectful experience to our students, and a passion for individual improvement. With a strong balance of fun and technique in our classes, we create a teaching environment that is low stress and less pressure.

Parade of Nations

June 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

The parade originates at the World Showcase 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.

Okropong and the Obo Addy Legacy Project

June 24, 2017 1:45 PM

Amphitheater

This renowned performing group carries forward the message of legendary Ghanaian musician Obo Addy. Originally from Ghana, the group mow calls Portland their home. Under the direction of Obo’s son, Alex and nephew Charles, the performance this afternoon gives you a little taste of the rhythms of Ghana. Join Susan Addy at the Cultural Center at 12:30-1:15 for a presentation on Obo Addy’s Legacy.

Severin Sisters

June 24, 2017 5:00 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 Heidifront the band and are highly gifted songwriters. After a few years off, they are now joined by their younger sister, Haley.Their hot, bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

Mbrascatu

June 25, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Oregon, this indie rock band draws from diverse American and European roots. They have blended dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive, expressive Italian lyrics, hook-laden melodies, inventive arrangement, and energetic rhythms to dance to, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues in the Pacific NW.

The Slants

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

The Slants' bombastic live show and hook-filled music and catchy dance beats is not to be missed. The international touring sensation has been seen and heard on Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, Rolling Stone, and TV/Radio in 88 countries worldwide. Known as the world's first and only all-Asian-American dance rock band, the group also made headlines with their trademark battle with the US government, showing rock n' roll swagger with a keen sense of justice.

ASNG Productions

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Titlakawan Azteca Dancers

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Amphitheater

The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest and promotes discipline, a healthy lifestyle and outlook. Next performance in the Americas Village 2:30-3:15pm

Monmouth Taiko

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Taiko, the Japanese word for drum and the name of this art form, has its roots in ancient Japan. Based in Monmouth, Oregon, the ensemble was started in 1995 by Koichi Ando and Todd Wilson to provide an opportunity for members to practice and perform the age-old Japanese tradition. Originally used for communication and celebration, Taiko has become an increasingly popular art form around the world. Listen to the bold rhythms of the Taiko drums.

OJOLO!

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Amphitheater

Didgeridoo and African djun djun drums blend with guitar and electronic loops to produce a vibrant dance-inducing sound. The culturally diverse musical trio creates and blends musical styles from around the world. Members are: DjonDjon, a Greek-Canadian on lead vocals, guitars, ‘stringed things’, loops, and a platinum-selling producer in his own right; Osher Levi, from Israel, on didgeridoos, percussion, vocals and LO, a Korean-African American on djun djun concert drums and vocals. Lo brings a percussive style influenced by African, Latin American, and Asian cultures, as well as Soul, Funk, Rock, and Roots music.

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Amphitheater

Originating from the Mexican state of Morelos, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps.Join Orgollo Morelense Cemaic as they parade through the festival area back to the Americas.

Looking Wolf - A Band of Brothers

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

Indie Acoustic Rock meets Native American Folk! Come enjoy the beautiful high energy music of multiple Native American Music Award winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf and his band of brothers. Inspirational ballads with vocals, guitars, violin, world percussion and his world class Native American Flute playing. The Band includes Nathan Meyers, Neal Grandstaff, Mark Babson, and George Robnett.

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Based in Tualatin, Oregon, this award-winning original roots music group holds the title of the International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year. In 2016 they brought home both Bluegrass Song of the Year trophy from IMEA with their rendition of Steve Spurgin’s “Let Her Roll” and the silver award in the Global Music Awards for Kathy Boyd’s tune “Who Will Pray for Me”.

Mexico en la Piel

June 24, 2017 12:15 PM

Amphitheater

In January 2008 in Hillsboro Oregon, a group of talented individuals with years of experience in folkloric dancing got together to keep their wonderful tradition alive and share it wherever possible in the state of Oregon. México en la Piel was the culmination of this dream: an organization dedicated to the preservation, authenticity and the growth of one of the most beautiful artistic representations from the Mexican culture.

World Beat Cultural Fire Dances

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Experience the wonder of International Fire Dances!

NW Scots Guard

June 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

A family friendly community organization dedicated to honoring our Country and those who serve it, while preserving our common Scottish/Celtic heritage.

Bush Elementary School Marimbanda

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

The Bush Marimbanda Band is made up of 4th and 5th grade musicians under the direction of KateLowen. The marimba is believed to have originated in Africa or Indonesia and is now a part of music cultures around the globe. This band plays primarily Zimbabwean-style music on a variety of soprano, alto and bass marimba.

Pyrite

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Pyrite performers have been mesmerizingand thrilling audiences with fire performances since 2003. Based in Salem, Oregon, members have performed throughout the Northwest but rarely get to perform at home and are excited to share their art.

Hafla Parade

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

Start with a parade and join a Middle Eastern dance party!

Children’s Parade

June 24, 2017 9:45 AM

Amphitheater

Children and families gather for this delightful parade to open the 20th World Beat Festival. Scouts, Martial Arts Children, 4-H clubs and Sussefusse dancers and children in traditional costumes from all over the worldparade through the festival grounds to the amphitheater led by NW Scots Guard and Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums.

Salsa Dance Lessons

June 23, 2017 6:00 PM

Amphitheater

Join the class! Learn to dance Cuban style with Don Baker and the Salem Rueda de Casino.Join the fun and show off your dance moves at our salsa party!

Conjunto Alegre

June 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Amphitheater

Portland’s Hot Latin Band since 1987 brings original music from the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela and many other Latin American countries. The sizzling sounds have you dancing merengue, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, cumbia and more. Band leader Aquiles Montas is one of the most energetic performers you will see on stage, and one of the greatest champions of Latin music in Portland. The band has opened for international acts and stars like Cirque de Soleil, Tito Puente, Sonora Carruseles and Fruko, Groupo Niche, and Eddie Santiago.

Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums

June 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

Their three-fold mission; to serve the community by providing entertainment through Scottish music; to develop the musical abilities of members; and to enjoy friendship shared because of love of pipe and drum music.

Opening Ceremony

June 24, 2017 10:15 AM

Amphitheater

Welcome to the 20th World Beat Festival! Opening remarks by Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. Welcome to our honored guests.

Hafla

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Amphitheater

Exciting groups of Middle Eastern dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more. The enjoyment of the participants is the focus of this noon-time event. Come and enjoy this shared

Kemtone Latin Quartet

June 23, 2017 5:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Paradise of Samoa

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Ampitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture displayed not only in mythology but also in dance. Perennial favorites Craig and Tasi Keener return with their exciting and colorful group.

Fire Dances

June 23, 2017 9:10 PM

Ampitheater

Join us for an exciting finale of our 20th Anniversary Kick-off Party. Experience the wonder of International Fire dances with Shemadan, ASNG Island FireandPyrite.

Japan Showcase

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Asia/Pacific Village

The American Studies Program (ASP) students of Willamette University are excited to showcase their talents and Japanese culture. Their performances include dances and songs. These students are all currently enrolled at Willamette University's sister school, Tokyo International University, in Kawagoe, Japan, and are studying abroad for one year here in Salem.

Pasefika

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Polynesian and Micronesian performers share their culture through music and dance.

NukuMarangi

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

These young dancers’ parents were born on the tiny islands of Kapingamarangi and Nukuoro in the southern most corner of Micronesia. They share their culture through their own island dances plus a variety of dances from other islands. Their dances also include more modern numbers, which the older girls choreographed with the help of their mothers.

Sundari Bollywood Dance Group

June 25, 2017 3:45 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Bollywood Dances originated in Indian films and are 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 performed by Miz Lafontaine and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem.

Ke Aluala

June 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

“New Dawn” under the direction of Leilani Beymer, strives to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through mele (songs) and hula (dances) and olelo (Hawaiian language) with the emphasis on respect.

Olomwaii Northwest Islanders

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

The Salem- based Pacific Islander Club performs traditional dances wearing traditional attire. Most of the dancers originate from the main island of Chuuk, where traditional cultural dancing is an activity for all ages. WaFanuw dances, both sitting and standing, are mainly performed by females.

Japan Cultural Society (JCS)

June 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

There are many traditional dances in Japan, but one of the most famous and enjoyable is bon- odori (bon dance). The style of this summer celebration dance varies in many aspects from region to region. This Buddhist tradition welcomes the spirits of ancestors home for annual visits. Obon is a gathering of joy, where respect is paid to those who came before us - our ancestors.

Paradise of Samoa

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

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

Australian Didgeridoo

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Jake Duncan, Didgeridoo soloist, showcases the incredible range of this instrument weaving deep, pulsing rhythms into entrancing tribal compositions.

Indonesian Performing Arts

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

We are introduced to the richness and beauty of traditional Indonesian dances from Bali, Java and Sumatra as well as their folk songs. Prior to moving to Oregon, Novi Leigh performed with the Balinese orchestra Gamelan Genta Kasturi,as the lead dancer.

Kalabharathi

June 25, 2017 1:15 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.

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Asia/Pacific Villgae

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.

Philippine (Cebuano) Dancers

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Asia/Pcific Village

Multiculturalism is alive and well in the Philippines. Muslim and indigenous influenced dances are showcased by this group of Filipino friends and families.

Ikebana Demonstration

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

Simplicity,symmetry, and balance are basic principles in Japanese flower arrangement. The goal is to create a sense of harmony among the materials used, the container, and the setting. Nana Goto Bellerud, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, is the president of Ikebana International in Portland.

Sultan of Suds

June 24, 2017 2:45 PM

Cultural Center

Brian Kelly, part owner and Corporate President of Santiam Brewing guides us on an abbreviated history of the fermentation of grain. Santiam Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery and tasting room in Salem offering fifteen Santiam Brewing craft beers on tap.

History and Demonstration of the Harp Guitar

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Cultural Center

Following the John Doan Harp Guitar concert at the European/Stepping Stage, bring your questions and interest and join John Doan as he demonstrates the intricacies of the harp guitar.

Ukrainian Cuisine

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

Yuriy Chira, chef owner of Chira’s Restaurant & Catering at the Reed Opera House, surprises us with one of his favored traditional recipes from his home country. We are proud to add another international flavor to World Beat and Salem.

Samoan Fa’alifu Taro

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Fa’alifu (coconut creme) is a staple of Samoan cuisine. The traditional way of preparing the ripe coconuts to make this will be demonstrated by Jerome Mika, who is from Pago Pago village in American Samoa. Jerome and his wife Iva are the chefs for the Paradise of Samoa organization’s annual luau.

Salem DeyaJateya

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Cultural Center

This Salem-based Bhangra group is dedicated in bringing this Punjabi dance form to life. The Bhangra is a folk dance and music that originated from Punjab, India. Originally, it was performed by the farmers of the region to welcome the harvest season. The dance form has witnessed incredible evolution and has been popularized even in the West. Pop albums, Bollywood, college shows and dance competitions, none have been left untouched by this dance craze!

Tribute to Obo Addy

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

Susan Addy shares The Obo Addy Legacy Project, the non-profit that carries forth the work begun by Homowo African Arts & Cultures while focusing on creating, performing and teaching African Arts following the vision of Obo Addy. Obo passed away on September 13, 2012 leaving this rich legacy for the Obo Addy Legacy Project to continue.Addy was renowned as a leader, a teacher, an entertainer and an artist of numerous genres. Join Susan and Okropong at the African Village from 3:15-4:00 for the Drum Circle.

Origin and History of the Native American Flute

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

Cultural Center

An enrolled Kalapuya Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a renowned Native American flute player. After years of research of the Native American Flute, Looking Wolf created a curriculum for accredited university courses that he has instructed since 2005.

Chill out with Chilequiles

June 25, 2017 12:20 PM

Cultural Center

Denise Puentes will show you how to make Chilequiles with roasted tomatillo sauce. Corn tortilla strips are lightly fried, topped with a tomatillo salsa and Cotija Mexican cheese and served warm. Originally considered a peasant dish, it is a creative way to use up stale tortillas. It is now a popular dish for breakfast or brunch, served with eggs and/or beans. It can also be prepared with a red sauce instead, similar to enchilada sauce.

Traditional Okinawa Cuisine

June 25, 2017 11:15 PM

Cultural Center

Hiroko Newman and Susan Fujiko Turner were both born in Naha, so they've known Okinawa cuisine from birth. Hiroko will make Sata Andagi... a round, crispy, deep-fried doughnut. The technique used to form that round shape requires practice. Susan will make fresh Okinawa Sobanoodles. To save time, she has prepared the traditional pork broth and various accompaniments which include pork belly braised in Okinawan brown sugar, fresh ginger, awamori liquor and soy sauce. Kamaboko (fishcake) slices, thin-sliced omelet, green onions, marinated shiitake mushrooms and pickled gingerhave been ahead.

Wine Teller

June 24, 2017 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

Gerry Rasch is the wine teller at Brooks Winery. He will share some of the history of wine in world culture, bringing it to today’s wine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and to the small and growing local Brooks Winery.

Fjord Motor Company

June 24, 2017 1:00 PM

European VIllage

Two girls with home longing (heimlengsel) play Norwegian Folk Music on whatever instruments readily available: scissors, pots, pans, a comb, a cheese slicer... Only our imagination is our limitation. At our shows, we attempt to bring you a slice of Norway, our history and our culture, to bring you into our living room or kitchen, as we see what a small world it is after all!

Possibly Irish

June 24, 2017 4:15 PM

European Village

This youthful Irish pub band based at the Enchanted Forest is known for energetic performances, humor and rich vocal harmonies. Stomp your feet, dance and sing along to well-known Irish songs.

Ceili of the Valley

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some dances originally choreographed. Audience participation is anticipated. As a non-profit 501(c) (3), CVS dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley.

John Doan

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

European Village

John Doan's “Beyond Six Strings – 20 Strings of Magic” features acclaimed music and playing of the twenty-string harp guitar that is redefining the possibilities of both guitar music and the audience listening experience. He recently was given the International Brand Laureate Award for “World’s Leading Harp Guitarist.” His performance will take the audience around the world with music inspired in Asia, Europe, and the US along with homages to Jimi Hendrix, Mason Williams (of Classical Gas fame), John Fahey (the “Father of the American Fingerstyle Guitar) and American folk legend Burl Ives accompanied by stories of first hand encounters. John will include some of his music for harp guitar ensemble with visiting players attending his Harp Guitar Retreat. Next performance at the Cultural Center, 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Sussefusse

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

European Village

Portland-based Sussefusse (“sweet feet” in German) brings young dancers in brilliant ethnic attire to the stage with an exciting international dance set choreographed by Heidi Vorst.

Cameron McCoy

June 24, 2017 6:15 PM

European Village

Celtic Diaspora Trio.

Ketone Quartet

June 24, 2017 7:15 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Friday 5:00-6:00pm, Amphitheater Stage.

Claddagh

June 24, 2017 2:00 PM

European Village

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers they have competed and performed in the West Coast and the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, Claddagh enjoyslearning and creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoes and soft shoes in competitive and social (more relaxed) styles. Their newest addition is “old style” Seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance". Joining them is Pipedance, a husband and wife team featuring uillean, pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhran and percussive sean-nos step dance.

Cherry City Cloggers

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

European Village

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.

Romance

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their traditional Latino music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre. Next performance at the Americas Village 12:15-3:00 pm.

Possibly Irish

June 25, 2017 1:45 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Saturday 4:15-5:15 pm.

Ballet Folklorico Tlanese

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

European Village

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. They specialize in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco.¡Viva México!

Salem International Dancers

June 25, 2017 12:10 PM

European Village

A recreational dance group performing dances from around the world: from Russia to France and Scandinavia to Greece and Turkey. Dance types include line dances, circle dances, set dances, couple dances, and even solo dances. We have been meeting and teaching most weeks for over 60 years.

Molly Malone

June 24, 2017 12:00 PM

European Village

We celebrate Irish heritage through a mixture of soft and hard shoe dances. Dance numbers include solo competition steps, traditional group dancing and modern dances made popular by shows like Riverdance.

Escuela de Flamenco Elena Villa

June 24, 2017 5:30 PM

European Village

Villa: Flamenco is a music and dance form from Andalusia–the southern region of Spain–with strong ties to the Gitano (Gypsy) community. Elena Villa and students perform traditional and contemporary flamenco dances and will offer a short dance lesson to encourage audience participation at the end of the show.

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

European Villgae

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 performed 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.

Bhutanese Black Hat Dance

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Martial Arts

Lama Namgyel Rinpoche has performed Lama Dancing in the US for many different occasions including blessings, purification and protection. Black Hat Dance is performed in temples in Bhutan where dancers assume the appearance of yogis who have the power to subdue and re-create life.

West Salem Shao-Lin Kempo

June 24, 2017 2:15 PM

Martial Arts Court

American Schools of Shao-Lin Kempo has maintained a discipline of teaching that transcends the fads. Our methods are based on the idea that simple movements practiced become foundations. Foundations well-established become structures. Structures that are completed will support families for generations.

US World Taekwondo

June 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Martial Arts Court

The Art of Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various Korean martial artists, combining and incorporating elements of Chinese martial arts with indigenous Korean martial arts traditions

Karate for Kids–South Salem

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Martial Arts Court

Karate for Kids Presents the Korean art of Taekwondo. See how traditional martial arts teach children and young adultsconfidence, self-discipline, courtesy, communication skills, physical strength and courage through fun and positive encouragement.

Vovinam

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Martial Arts Court

Vietnamese Martial Arts in Salem is a place where everyone can go to sharpen their skills, talents and discipline for martial arts and an overall healthier life. This is what Master Phong wants to share to enrich our community.

Paradise of Samoa Family Band

June 24, 2017 5:45 PM

Showcase Stage

A family band of ukulele, guitar, bass, and vocals that accompanies the Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe with Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori, Tahitian, and American Pop songs. Bring some Aloha and listen to some great island songs! The full band is Tasi & Craig Keener, Tiana Keener, Johnnie Keener, Brent Marconeri, Jamila Maries, BlaizeKilawe, and Bobo Keener and Dann Sill.

Sherry Lanning

June 25, 2017 12:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Enjoy the magical sound of the golden flute.Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity thru sound.

Traditional American Fiddler

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Showcase Stage

Jim Hockenhull has been a major player in the Willamette Valley traditional-music scene for fifteen years. As a member of the Oregon Old-time Fiddlers Association (OOTFA) he became state Senior Champion in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2015.

Sundari Bollywood Dancers

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Dances performed by MizLaFontain and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem. Next performance at 3:45-4:30pm in Asia-Pacific

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Kemtone Latin Quartet

June 23, 2017 5:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Salsa Dance Lessons

June 23, 2017 6:00 PM

Amphitheater

Join the class! Learn to dance Cuban style with Don Baker and the Salem Rueda de Casino.Join the fun and show off your dance moves at our salsa party!

Conjunto Alegre

June 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Amphitheater

Portland’s Hot Latin Band since 1987 brings original music from the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela and many other Latin American countries. The sizzling sounds have you dancing merengue, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, cumbia and more. Band leader Aquiles Montas is one of the most energetic performers you will see on stage, and one of the greatest champions of Latin music in Portland. The band has opened for international acts and stars like Cirque de Soleil, Tito Puente, Sonora Carruseles and Fruko, Groupo Niche, and Eddie Santiago.

Fire Dances

June 23, 2017 9:10 PM

Ampitheater

Join us for an exciting finale of our 20th Anniversary Kick-off Party. Experience the wonder of International Fire dances with Shemadan, ASNG Island FireandPyrite.

Children’s Parade

June 24, 2017 9:45 AM

Amphitheater

Children and families gather for this delightful parade to open the 20th World Beat Festival. Scouts, Martial Arts Children, 4-H clubs and Sussefusse dancers and children in traditional costumes from all over the worldparade through the festival grounds to the amphitheater led by NW Scots Guard and Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums.

NW Scots Guard

June 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

A family friendly community organization dedicated to honoring our Country and those who serve it, while preserving our common Scottish/Celtic heritage.

Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums

June 24, 2017 10:00 AM

Amphitheater

Their three-fold mission; to serve the community by providing entertainment through Scottish music; to develop the musical abilities of members; and to enjoy friendship shared because of love of pipe and drum music.

Opening Ceremony

June 24, 2017 10:15 AM

Amphitheater

Welcome to the 20th World Beat Festival! Opening remarks by Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett. Welcome to our honored guests.

Native American Powwow Dancers

June 24, 2017 10:45 AM

Americas Village

Eastern Cherokee Warner Austin, director of the Native American Cross Cultural Association, gives us a preview of World Beat’s Fifth Annual Social Powwow! Today’s sessions: 12:00-4:00 pm an 6:00-9:30 pm; Sunday 12:00-4:00pm.

Bush Elementary School Marimbanda

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

The Bush Marimbanda Band is made up of 4th and 5th grade musicians under the direction of KateLowen. The marimba is believed to have originated in Africa or Indonesia and is now a part of music cultures around the globe. This band plays primarily Zimbabwean-style music on a variety of soprano, alto and bass marimba.

Ikebana Demonstration

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Cultural Center

Simplicity,symmetry, and balance are basic principles in Japanese flower arrangement. The goal is to create a sense of harmony among the materials used, the container, and the setting. Nana Goto Bellerud, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, is the president of Ikebana International in Portland.

Karate for Kids–South Salem

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Martial Arts Court

Karate for Kids Presents the Korean art of Taekwondo. See how traditional martial arts teach children and young adultsconfidence, self-discipline, courtesy, communication skills, physical strength and courage through fun and positive encouragement.

Marlene Meissner

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

Showcase Stage

Marlene brings a bit of Bavaria to the World Beat Festival. A native of Mt. Angel, she has the distinction of being the longest performing entertainer at Oktoberfest, having played at every festival since the second one in 1967. Marlene wears an authentic German costume and plays a variety polkas, waltzes, schottisches and German tunes on her vintage 1964 Petosa accordion.

Sussefusse

June 24, 2017 11:00 AM

European Village

Portland-based Sussefusse (“sweet feet” in German) brings young dancers in brilliant ethnic attire to the stage with an exciting international dance set choreographed by Heidi Vorst.

Piñata Party

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 1:45pm, 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm.

Titlakawan Azteca Dancers

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Amphitheater

The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest and promotes discipline, a healthy lifestyle and outlook. Next performance in the Americas Village 2:30-3:15pm

Kúkatónón

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

African Village

Is youth dance performance troupe whose mission works to broaden awareness of African and African-American cultural traditions throughout Oregon. Our students study West African dance and drumming under the direction of our professionally trained teaching artists and our Founding Mother, Mrs. RoliaManyongai-Jones.

Japan Showcase

June 24, 2017 11:45 AM

Asia/Pacific Village

The American Studies Program (ASP) students of Willamette University are excited to showcase their talents and Japanese culture. Their performances include dances and songs. These students are all currently enrolled at Willamette University's sister school, Tokyo International University, in Kawagoe, Japan, and are studying abroad for one year here in Salem.

Molly Malone

June 24, 2017 12:00 PM

European Village

We celebrate Irish heritage through a mixture of soft and hard shoe dances. Dance numbers include solo competition steps, traditional group dancing and modern dances made popular by shows like Riverdance.

Mexico en la Piel

June 24, 2017 12:15 PM

Amphitheater

In January 2008 in Hillsboro Oregon, a group of talented individuals with years of experience in folkloric dancing got together to keep their wonderful tradition alive and share it wherever possible in the state of Oregon. México en la Piel was the culmination of this dream: an organization dedicated to the preservation, authenticity and the growth of one of the most beautiful artistic representations from the Mexican culture.

Tribute to Obo Addy

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Cultural Center

Susan Addy shares The Obo Addy Legacy Project, the non-profit that carries forth the work begun by Homowo African Arts & Cultures while focusing on creating, performing and teaching African Arts following the vision of Obo Addy. Obo passed away on September 13, 2012 leaving this rich legacy for the Obo Addy Legacy Project to continue.Addy was renowned as a leader, a teacher, an entertainer and an artist of numerous genres. Join Susan and Okropong at the African Village from 3:15-4:00 for the Drum Circle.

True West Adventure

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Americas Village

The True West Band plays music of the Oregon Trail and other frontiers. Known for hot Appalachian fiddle from Truman Price, incredible clawhammer banjo from Wes Messinger, precise guitar from Paul Clements, backed by the virtuoso of the melodic washtub, Don "Taco" Austin, these four experts always have something new and interesting in their wide repertoire.

Vovinam

June 24, 2017 12:30 PM

Martial Arts Court

Vietnamese Martial Arts in Salem is a place where everyone can go to sharpen their skills, talents and discipline for martial arts and an overall healthier life. This is what Master Phong wants to share to enrich our community.

Fjord Motor Company

June 24, 2017 1:00 PM

European VIllage

Two girls with home longing (heimlengsel) play Norwegian Folk Music on whatever instruments readily available: scissors, pots, pans, a comb, a cheese slicer... Only our imagination is our limitation. At our shows, we attempt to bring you a slice of Norway, our history and our culture, to bring you into our living room or kitchen, as we see what a small world it is after all!

Ke Aluala

June 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

“New Dawn” under the direction of Leilani Beymer, strives to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture through mele (songs) and hula (dances) and olelo (Hawaiian language) with the emphasis on respect.

Sherry Lanning

June 24, 2017 1:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherryand her golden flute. As a registered nurse, she has served during national disasters with the American Red Cross. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity thru sound. Next performance Sunday, 12:45 am-1:30 pm.

Origin and History of the Native American Flute

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

Cultural Center

An enrolled Kalapuya Tribal Member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, Jan Michael Looking Wolf is a renowned Native American flute player. After years of research of the Native American Flute, Looking Wolf created a curriculum for accredited university courses that he has instructed since 2005.

Okaidja Afroso

June 24, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

From Ghana, West Africa, Okaidja is a dynamic vocalist, a gifted multi-instrumentalist, and a prolific composer. Through music and dance, participants learn how to link disparate cultural threads together into a common garment.

Okropong and the Obo Addy Legacy Project

June 24, 2017 1:45 PM

Amphitheater

This renowned performing group carries forward the message of legendary Ghanaian musician Obo Addy. Originally from Ghana, the group mow calls Portland their home. Under the direction of Obo’s son, Alex and nephew Charles, the performance this afternoon gives you a little taste of the rhythms of Ghana. Join Susan Addy at the Cultural Center at 12:30-1:15 for a presentation on Obo Addy’s Legacy.

Claddagh

June 24, 2017 2:00 PM

European Village

Originally known as the Shamrock Steppers they have competed and performed in the West Coast and the World Beat for many years. A mix of three generations of performers, Claddagh enjoyslearning and creating original choreography. They perform in hard shoes and soft shoes in competitive and social (more relaxed) styles. Their newest addition is “old style” Seanos (or country low to the ground) "tap dance". Joining them is Pipedance, a husband and wife team featuring uillean, pipes, flutes, whistles, bodhran and percussive sean-nos step dance.

West Salem Shao-Lin Kempo

June 24, 2017 2:15 PM

Martial Arts Court

American Schools of Shao-Lin Kempo has maintained a discipline of teaching that transcends the fads. Our methods are based on the idea that simple movements practiced become foundations. Foundations well-established become structures. Structures that are completed will support families for generations.

David Lanning

June 24, 2017 2:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Sit back and relax with Davidas he sings and plays his 12-string guitar and brings us back to the 70’s... John Denver, anyone?Next performance Sunday, 1:45 am-3:15 pm.

Titlakawan

June 24, 2017 2:30 PM

Americas Village

This Aztec dance troupe is based in Salem/Dayton, Oregon. Titlakawan means “We all possess it” or “We all have potential to fully realize ourselves as human beings”. Our troupe promotes through Aztec dance discipline a healthy lifestyle and outlook. The Aztec dance has its roots in central Mexico and has been practiced and protected in the last 400 years. Through immigration, it has set root here in the Northwest for the enjoyment of all those who participate.

Sultan of Suds

June 24, 2017 2:45 PM

Cultural Center

Brian Kelly, part owner and Corporate President of Santiam Brewing guides us on an abbreviated history of the fermentation of grain. Santiam Brewing is a 10 barrel brewery and tasting room in Salem offering fifteen Santiam Brewing craft beers on tap.

Australian Didgeridoo

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Jake Duncan, Didgeridoo soloist, showcases the incredible range of this instrument weaving deep, pulsing rhythms into entrancing tribal compositions.

John Doan

June 24, 2017 3:00 PM

European Village

John Doan's “Beyond Six Strings – 20 Strings of Magic” features acclaimed music and playing of the twenty-string harp guitar that is redefining the possibilities of both guitar music and the audience listening experience. He recently was given the International Brand Laureate Award for “World’s Leading Harp Guitarist.” His performance will take the audience around the world with music inspired in Asia, Europe, and the US along with homages to Jimi Hendrix, Mason Williams (of Classical Gas fame), John Fahey (the “Father of the American Fingerstyle Guitar) and American folk legend Burl Ives accompanied by stories of first hand encounters. John will include some of his music for harp guitar ensemble with visiting players attending his Harp Guitar Retreat. Next performance at the Cultural Center, 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

Okropong Drum Circle

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

African Village

Focusing on the drumming and singing of Ghana, the musicians bring rich harmonies and complicated rhythms to represent the Ghanaian traditions.

El Charo de Oregon, Salvador Chaves

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Showcase Stage

Mariachi is a genre of music that originated in Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. It is an integration of stringed instruments highly influenced by the cultural impacts of the historical development of Western Mexico. Salvador Chavez, a celebrated mariachi guitarist, has performed at numerous venues in the Northwest including the Independence and Dayton Fiestas and Portland’s Cinco de Mayo

Looking Wolf - A Band of Brothers

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

Indie Acoustic Rock meets Native American Folk! Come enjoy the beautiful high energy music of multiple Native American Music Award winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf and his band of brothers. Inspirational ballads with vocals, guitars, violin, world percussion and his world class Native American Flute playing. The Band includes Nathan Meyers, Neal Grandstaff, Mark Babson, and George Robnett.

Wine Teller

June 24, 2017 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

Gerry Rasch is the wine teller at Brooks Winery. He will share some of the history of wine in world culture, bringing it to today’s wine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley and to the small and growing local Brooks Winery.

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

With origins in pre-Hispanic rituals, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps. OrgolloMorelenseCemaic presents this dance performance originating from the Mexican state of Morelos. Join us as we parade thru the festival to the amphitheater!

Possibly Irish

June 24, 2017 4:15 PM

European Village

This youthful Irish pub band based at the Enchanted Forest is known for energetic performances, humor and rich vocal harmonies. Stomp your feet, dance and sing along to well-known Irish songs.

Klan Lele Music

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

African Village

Music: Zangan H. Ouattara and Klan Kele bring us fusion music from Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa,slightly larger than Colorado, formerly known as Upper Volta.

Traditional American Fiddler

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Showcase Stage

Jim Hockenhull has been a major player in the Willamette Valley traditional-music scene for fifteen years. As a member of the Oregon Old-time Fiddlers Association (OOTFA) he became state Senior Champion in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, and 2015.

History and Demonstration of the Harp Guitar

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Cultural Center

Following the John Doan Harp Guitar concert at the European/Stepping Stage, bring your questions and interest and join John Doan as he demonstrates the intricacies of the harp guitar.

Chinelos de Morelos

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Amphitheater

Originating from the Mexican state of Morelos, Chinelos has evolved into a colorful spectacle of costumed, masked and flag-carrying performers who parade with distinctive shuffle and jump steps.Join Orgollo Morelense Cemaic as they parade through the festival area back to the Americas.

Indonesian Performing Arts

June 24, 2017 4:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

We are introduced to the richness and beauty of traditional Indonesian dances from Bali, Java and Sumatra as well as their folk songs. Prior to moving to Oregon, Novi Leigh performed with the Balinese orchestra Gamelan Genta Kasturi,as the lead dancer.

Severin Sisters

June 24, 2017 5:00 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 Heidifront the band and are highly gifted songwriters. After a few years off, they are now joined by their younger sister, Haley.Their hot, bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

Native American Flute Circle

June 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Americas Village

Bring your flutes and join Jan Michael Looking Wolf, nationally-known Native American flutist and recording artist. Catch an earlier performance at the Amphitheater at 3:15-4:15 Looking Wolf – A Band of Brothers.

US World Taekwondo

June 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Martial Arts Court

The Art of Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various Korean martial artists, combining and incorporating elements of Chinese martial arts with indigenous Korean martial arts traditions

Escuela de Flamenco Elena Villa

June 24, 2017 5:30 PM

European Village

Villa: Flamenco is a music and dance form from Andalusia–the southern region of Spain–with strong ties to the Gitano (Gypsy) community. Elena Villa and students perform traditional and contemporary flamenco dances and will offer a short dance lesson to encourage audience participation at the end of the show.

Paradise of Samoa Family Band

June 24, 2017 5:45 PM

Showcase Stage

A family band of ukulele, guitar, bass, and vocals that accompanies the Paradise of Samoa Dance Troupe with Hawaiian, Samoan, Maori, Tahitian, and American Pop songs. Bring some Aloha and listen to some great island songs! The full band is Tasi & Craig Keener, Tiana Keener, Johnnie Keener, Brent Marconeri, Jamila Maries, BlaizeKilawe, and Bobo Keener and Dann Sill.

Esperance Kouka & Sakumuna

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

African Village

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 performs a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel music.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 DeyaJateya

June 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Cultural Center

This Salem-based Bhangra group is dedicated in bringing this Punjabi dance form to life. The Bhangra is a folk dance and music that originated from Punjab, India. Originally, it was performed by the farmers of the region to welcome the harvest season. The dance form has witnessed incredible evolution and has been popularized even in the West. Pop albums, Bollywood, college shows and dance competitions, none have been left untouched by this dance craze!

Cameron McCoy

June 24, 2017 6:15 PM

European Village

Celtic Diaspora Trio.

Bhutanese Black Hat Dance

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Martial Arts

Lama Namgyel Rinpoche has performed Lama Dancing in the US for many different occasions including blessings, purification and protection. Black Hat Dance is performed in temples in Bhutan where dancers assume the appearance of yogis who have the power to subdue and re-create life.

Philippine (Cebuano) Dancers

June 24, 2017 6:30 PM

Asia/Pcific Village

Multiculturalism is alive and well in the Philippines. Muslim and indigenous influenced dances are showcased by this group of Filipino friends and families.

Los Alvarados Junior

June 24, 2017 7:00 PM

Americas Village

Two years ago, three young cousins got together and decided they wanted to learn how to play the guitar. With pride, these young 14-17 year olds from Independence share their talents as they entertain us with románticas, norteñas, cúmbias y mas!

Ketone Quartet

June 24, 2017 7:15 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Friday 5:00-6:00pm, Amphitheater Stage.

Kaleidoscope of Middle Eastern Dances

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

African Village

From Traditional Kaligy, Saidi Egyptian, Iraqi to American cabaret with a twist of fusion, Raqs Exquisite and friends perform in a dance show like no other. They bring traditional dances through the ages to our present, filled with the splash of color and style that allow many to harken to another time and place.

OJOLO!

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Amphitheater

Didgeridoo and African djun djun drums blend with guitar and electronic loops to produce a vibrant dance-inducing sound. The culturally diverse musical trio creates and blends musical styles from around the world. Members are: DjonDjon, a Greek-Canadian on lead vocals, guitars, ‘stringed things’, loops, and a platinum-selling producer in his own right; Osher Levi, from Israel, on didgeridoos, percussion, vocals and LO, a Korean-African American on djun djun concert drums and vocals. Lo brings a percussive style influenced by African, Latin American, and Asian cultures, as well as Soul, Funk, Rock, and Roots music.

Paradise of Samoa

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Ampitheater

Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture displayed not only in mythology but also in dance. Perennial favorites Craig and Tasi Keener return with their exciting and colorful group.

World Beat Cultural Fire Dances

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Experience the wonder of International Fire Dances!

Pyrite

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

Pyrite performers have been mesmerizingand thrilling audiences with fire performances since 2003. Based in Salem, Oregon, members have performed throughout the Northwest but rarely get to perform at home and are excited to share their art.

ASNG Productions

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Amphitheater

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

Paradise of Samoa

June 24, 2017 10:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

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

Hafla Parade

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Amphitheater

Start with a parade and join a Middle Eastern dance party!

Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Asia/Pacific Villgae

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.

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Americas Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The Americas show will include the ancient Mayan of music legend, Lyarona, the ghost woman from Mexico, and Coyote and the stars from the Columbia Gorge. Children will have a chance to participate in telling the stories.

Hafla

June 25, 2017 11:15 AM

Amphitheater

Exciting groups of Middle Eastern dancers bring us the Egyptian cane dance, shemadan, Turkish skirt dance, debke, plus American tribal and cabaret-style dances and more. The enjoyment of the participants is the focus of this noon-time event. Come and enjoy this shared

Rainbow Dance Theater

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

African 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-goers in learning traditional African drum rhythms and dance steps following a high-powered performance of traditional African dance and drumming.

Kathy Boyd and Phoenix Rising

June 25, 2017 12:00 PM

Amphitheater

Based in Tualatin, Oregon, this award-winning original roots music group holds the title of the International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year. In 2016 they brought home both Bluegrass Song of the Year trophy from IMEA with their rendition of Steve Spurgin’s “Let Her Roll” and the silver award in the Global Music Awards for Kathy Boyd’s tune “Who Will Pray for Me”.

Salem International Dancers

June 25, 2017 12:10 PM

European Village

A recreational dance group performing dances from around the world: from Russia to France and Scandinavia to Greece and Turkey. Dance types include line dances, circle dances, set dances, couple dances, and even solo dances. We have been meeting and teaching most weeks for over 60 years.

Piñata Party

June 25, 2017 12:15 PM

Americas Village

Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 3:30 pm and 6:00 pm.

Chill out with Chilequiles

June 25, 2017 12:20 PM

Cultural Center

Denise Puentes will show you how to make Chilequiles with roasted tomatillo sauce. Corn tortilla strips are lightly fried, topped with a tomatillo salsa and Cotija Mexican cheese and served warm. Originally considered a peasant dish, it is a creative way to use up stale tortillas. It is now a popular dish for breakfast or brunch, served with eggs and/or beans. It can also be prepared with a red sauce instead, similar to enchilada sauce.

Japan Cultural Society (JCS)

June 25, 2017 12:30 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

There are many traditional dances in Japan, but one of the most famous and enjoyable is bon- odori (bon dance). The style of this summer celebration dance varies in many aspects from region to region. This Buddhist tradition welcomes the spirits of ancestors home for annual visits. Obon is a gathering of joy, where respect is paid to those who came before us - our ancestors.

Sherry Lanning

June 25, 2017 12:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Enjoy the magical sound of the golden flute.Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity thru sound.

Romance

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their traditional Latino music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre. Next performance at the Americas Village 12:15-3:00 pm.

Ceili of the Valley

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

European Village

Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some dances originally choreographed. Audience participation is anticipated. As a non-profit 501(c) (3), CVS dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley.

Just for Kix

June 25, 2017 1:00 PM

Americas Village

Just for Kix has provided youth dancers across the country the opportunity to create their own sparkling image of team work, dance technique, and confidence. We offer proven technical training, a focus on teamwork and a respectful experience to our students, and a passion for individual improvement. With a strong balance of fun and technique in our classes, we create a teaching environment that is low stress and less pressure.

Dance Factory

June 25, 2017 1:15 PM

Americas Village

Spectators will see a combination of influences in the performance of The Dance Factory’s hip hop groups: Urban Beat, Urban Vibe and Urban Pulse. Choreography is inspired by African dance, dancehall, reggaeton, old school hip hop and lyrical hip hop. This group is defined by their strength, agility and styl

Kalabharathi

June 25, 2017 1:15 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.

Mythobolus Mask Theater

June 25, 2017 1:30 PM

African Village

Mythobolus Mask Theatre performs folk tales from many cultures. Performers are dancers and dance teachers who enjoy performing for festivals and school children. The African show will include a tale told in North Africa. The Stork Calif, about a ruler who turns into a stork, but can he change back? The Jungle Fruit Tree and The African Spirit, with dance choreographed by LovnessWasa, are traditional tales told all over Africa.

David Lanning

June 25, 2017 1:45 PM

Showcase Stage

A bit of nostalgia as David returns with his 12 string guitar.

Possibly Irish

June 25, 2017 1:45 PM

European Village

Previous performance, Saturday 4:15-5:15 pm.

Samoan Fa’alifu Taro

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Cultural Center

Fa’alifu (coconut creme) is a staple of Samoan cuisine. The traditional way of preparing the ripe coconuts to make this will be demonstrated by Jerome Mika, who is from Pago Pago village in American Samoa. Jerome and his wife Iva are the chefs for the Paradise of Samoa organization’s annual luau.

Monmouth Taiko

June 25, 2017 2:00 PM

Amphitheater

Taiko, the Japanese word for drum and the name of this art form, has its roots in ancient Japan. Based in Monmouth, Oregon, the ensemble was started in 1995 by Koichi Ando and Todd Wilson to provide an opportunity for members to practice and perform the age-old Japanese tradition. Originally used for communication and celebration, Taiko has become an increasingly popular art form around the world. Listen to the bold rhythms of the Taiko drums.

Olomwaii Northwest Islanders

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

The Salem- based Pacific Islander Club performs traditional dances wearing traditional attire. Most of the dancers originate from the main island of Chuuk, where traditional cultural dancing is an activity for all ages. WaFanuw dances, both sitting and standing, are mainly performed by females.

Romance

June 25, 2017 2:15 PM

Americas Village

This quartet plays traditional Latino music and revives the romantic and classical boleros from the past. They steal hearts with their music and revive the essence of Latino romanticism by playing the musical jewels of this genre.

Sundari Bollywood Dancers

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

Showcase Stage

Dances performed by MizLaFontain and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem. Next performance at 3:45-4:30pm in Asia-Pacific

Bridgetown Morris Men

June 25, 2017 2:45 PM

European Villgae

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 performed 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.

Pasefika

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Polynesian and Micronesian performers share their culture through music and dance.

Chemeketa African Community

June 25, 2017 3:00 PM

African Village

This Pan-African troupe of students and community members explore the unique traditions of their individual cultures. In music and dance, they work together and share their gifts at World Beat!

Mbrascatu

June 25, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Oregon, this indie rock band draws from diverse American and European roots. They have blended dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive, expressive Italian lyrics, hook-laden melodies, inventive arrangement, and energetic rhythms to dance to, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues in the Pacific NW.

Ukrainian Cuisine

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Cultural Center

Yuriy Chira, chef owner of Chira’s Restaurant & Catering at the Reed Opera House, surprises us with one of his favored traditional recipes from his home country. We are proud to add another international flavor to World Beat and Salem.

Bill Hughes

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Showcase Stage

Relax and enjoy jazz standards and hits of the 30s and 40s from “The Great American Songbook” with perennial World Beat favorite, Bill, on guitar. 7:00 World Beat Festival

Ballet Folklorico Tlanese

June 25, 2017 3:30 PM

European Village

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. They specialize in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco.¡Viva México!

Sundari Bollywood Dance Group

June 25, 2017 3:45 PM

Asia/Pacific Village

Bollywood Dances originated in Indian films and are 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 performed by Miz Lafontaine and the Sundari Bollywood Dance Group of Salem.

Los Colores de America Orchestra

June 25, 2017 4:00 PM

Americas Village

The orchestra brings the concept of the diversity of America as a Continent through music. This program will embrace different musical projects doing community performances: educating, inspiring children, youth and adults about the importance of diversity, unity and respect through music.

Parade of Nations

June 25, 2017 4:45 PM

Amphitheater

The parade originates at the World Showcase 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.

Conjunto Alegre

June 23, 2017 7:30 PM

Amphitheater

Portland’s Hot Latin Band since 1987 brings original music from the Caribbean: Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Venezuela and many other Latin American countries. The sizzling sounds have you dancing merengue, salsa, cha-cha, bachata, cumbia and more. Band leader Aquiles Montas is one of the most energetic performers you will see on stage, and one of the greatest champions of Latin music in Portland. The band has opened for international acts and stars like Cirque de Soleil, Tito Puente, Sonora Carruseles and Fruko, Groupo Niche, and Eddie Santiago.

Okropong and the Obo Addy Legacy Project

June 24, 2017 1:45 PM

Amphitheater

This renowned performing group carries forward the message of legendary Ghanaian musician Obo Addy. Originally from Ghana, the group mow calls Portland their home. Under the direction of Obo’s son, Alex and nephew Charles, the performance this afternoon gives you a little taste of the rhythms of Ghana. Join Susan Addy at the Cultural Center at 12:30-1:15 for a presentation on Obo Addy’s Legacy.

Looking Wolf - A Band of Brothers

June 24, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

Indie Acoustic Rock meets Native American Folk! Come enjoy the beautiful high energy music of multiple Native American Music Award winner Jan Michael Looking Wolf and his band of brothers. Inspirational ballads with vocals, guitars, violin, world percussion and his world class Native American Flute playing. The Band includes Nathan Meyers, Neal Grandstaff, Mark Babson, and George Robnett.

Severin Sisters

June 24, 2017 5:00 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 Heidifront the band and are highly gifted songwriters. After a few years off, they are now joined by their younger sister, Haley.Their hot, bluegrass instrumentals and three-part harmonies are sure to wow audiences of all ages!

OJOLO!

June 24, 2017 8:00 PM

Amphitheater

Didgeridoo and African djun djun drums blend with guitar and electronic loops to produce a vibrant dance-inducing sound. The culturally diverse musical trio creates and blends musical styles from around the world. Members are: DjonDjon, a Greek-Canadian on lead vocals, guitars, ‘stringed things’, loops, and a platinum-selling producer in his own right; Osher Levi, from Israel, on didgeridoos, percussion, vocals and LO, a Korean-African American on djun djun concert drums and vocals. Lo brings a percussive style influenced by African, Latin American, and Asian cultures, as well as Soul, Funk, Rock, and Roots music.

Mbrascatu

June 25, 2017 3:15 PM

Amphitheater

A musical product of the creative melting pot of Portland, Oregon, this indie rock band draws from diverse American and European roots. They have blended dynamics ranging from delicate to explosive, expressive Italian lyrics, hook-laden melodies, inventive arrangement, and energetic rhythms to dance to, delighting audiences at the hottest music venues in the Pacific NW.

The Slants

June 25, 2017 5:30 PM

Amphitheater

The Slants' bombastic live show and hook-filled music and catchy dance beats is not to be missed. The international touring sensation has been seen and heard on Conan O'Brien, The Daily Show, Rolling Stone, and TV/Radio in 88 countries worldwide. Known as the world's first and only all-Asian-American dance rock band, the group also made headlines with their trademark battle with the US government, showing rock n' roll swagger with a keen sense of justice.

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