Date: August 6, 2013
Contact: Aaron Crim, Public Relations Director, (801) 963-3466 (media use only)
Michael Christensen, Folklorist/Cultural Specialist, (801) 965-5108
"World Travelers" from Martinique and Taiwan present Traditional Folk Music and Dance while visiting Utah
WHAT: International performing artists from Martinique and Taiwan visit the Cultural Center for an evening of traditional International ethnic music and dance.
WHEN: Monday, August 12
WHERE: 1355 West 3100 South
WHO: Everyone is invited to the World Travelers concert free of charge. The Q4U BBQ Truck will be on hand selling tasty dishes and drinks at a fair price. http://q4ubbqtruck.com/
WHY: Since 2009 the WorldStage! concert series has presented folk musicians and dancers from around the world. The Utah Cultural Celebration Center is pleased to continue its partnership with Bountiful Davis Art Center in 2013 by presenting folk music and dance traditions from Martinique and Taiwan. Explore your world!
Ballet Les Fonds Blancs comes to Utah from the city of Le Francois on the small island of Martinique, located about 275 miles north of the coast of Venezuela in the eastern Caribbean Sea. The Taiwan Music Ensemble is based out of Taipei, Taiwan, officially the Republic of China. The culture of Taiwan is mainly a derivative traditional Chinese culture with Japanese influences from the colonial era.
For a preview of the concert, visit the Bountiful Davis Art Center´s International Summerfest August 8 - 10 at Bountiful City Park. See http://www.bdac.org/ for more details.
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