Musical Melting Pot
The Carnival Center for the Performing Arts strives to be an epicenter of all things culturally enriching. Just this year alone, it has featured everything from Irish tap dancing and traditional Mexican ballet to Haitian hip-hop theater and Indian folk music. But what if your goal is complete multiculti immersion? If youre seeking a diverse array of music, dance, and fresh ethnic experiences, youll find it all at Target Globalbeat, the Carnival Centers monthly celebration of our citys diversity and talent.
Weve created a series of six events, minifestivals. Its all about the juxtaposition of different cultural traditions, bringing people into different communities, and exposing the talent we have here, explains associate producer Kathryn Garcia. This months free outdoor jamboree will kick off at 3 p.m. with the Walking Tall Circus, a parade of juggling, acrobatic, stilt-walking kids who learned their skills at the Carnival Centers Walking Tall classes taught in local community centers. At 3:30 the vibrant Delou Africa Dance Ensemble will take the stage, and throughout the afternoon therell be performances by Mariachi Voces de America, Jamaican reggae band Code Red, and seductive salsa star Aymee Nuviola. For a complete schedule of events, check out www.carnivalcenter.org/globalbeat, or call 305-949-6722.
Sat., Dec. 8, 3 p.m., 2007
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