World Music Fest - June 11, 2016 Covington KY - Cincinnati

World Music Fest

Saturday, June 11th, 2016 - Covington, KY

Free! - All Ages - 50+ Artists - 7 Locations

The once-annual World Music Fest returns this year, with an exciting lineup of live performances, art exhibits, and interactive programs. The event, which is free to the public and open to all ages, invites participants to travel the world through music, dance, art and food in Covington.

World Music Fest @worldmusic_fest


Over 50 Artists!

There will be something for everyone at World Music Fest, including: International Poetry, Yoga, Tai Chi, Magic, Instrument-making, Storytime, Balloon Crowns, French Jazz, Brazilian Jazz, Cajun Jazz, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Japanese Music, Chinese Music, Indian Music, Middle-Eastern Music, Hip-hop Fusion, Salsa, Reggae, Caribbean Dance, Capoeira, Chinese Dance, Indian Dance, African Dance, Drum Circle, Little Planet Sound System, Origami, Ukranian Eggs, Original Photography, Asian Art, Food Samples ... and much more!

Full Schedule of Artists


Schedule

World Music Fest Day - Saturday, June 11th, 2016

The full-day of festivities will showcase 50 performances at seven venues (all within walking distance).

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9:00am

Roebling Books and Coffee

306 Greenup St. - 9:00 - 11:00am

Roebling Point Books & Coffee will represent the literary arts at World Music Fest, featuring local writers Sidney Cherie Hilley and Samuel T. Phillips sharing poems by international authors, as well as original works. Come also to view and discuss the exhibit "Destination New World," featuring a painting by Trudy Chambers, a poem by Nayyirah Waheed and first-person accounts of the immigration experience from travelers throughout U.S. history. Have a story to share? You will be able to leave a note and add to the collection!

11:00am

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

620 Greenup St. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Children's entertainers, crafts, storytellers, giant bubbles, live music, theater, a magician, Tai Chi, and make your own instrument and balloon crown to wear in the parade!

The Pavilion

11-11:25 a.m. Tai Chi - Explore these ancient healing art forms with Baker Hunt local practitioners of traditional Tai Chi sword and fan.

11:30-11:45 a.m. Chinese song and Mongolian dance

12-12:45 p.m. Magician Brett Sears - Magic is ubiquitous all over the world - learn some new tricks and have your senses challenged and your mind blown!

1-1:45 p.m. Unsuni - A one-act musical theatrical production that depicts the struggles of a tribal couple whose land has been seized and who confront life on their own terms. “Unheard Voices” lifts the veil around the harsh realities faced by the marginalized people of India and elsewhere.

2-2:45 p.m. Rags to Riches - A spirited Dixieland Jazz band that will get your toes tappin' and your spirit soarin'!

The Garden

11-11:45 a.m. Skool Aid Passport to the World - Join Miss Jessica on a voyage around the world without having to step on a plane! Participants will be able to ''visit" various countries, exploring different cultures through hands-on activities.

12-12:45 p.m. Songs Around the Globe - Join Katie Davidson for a romp around the continents with traditional children's songs from several countries. Participants will be able to create their own instruments, play games, sing, and more!

1-1:45 p.m. We the Music - Adam Elfers will be sharing awesome things you can do with a frame drum - come for rhythmic fun and march to the tune of your own drum!

2-2:45 p.m. Balloon fashion - Come adorn yourself with a balloon crown, flower, or pet! You can even try twisting your own!

Special guests

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (sporadically) - In a far away land, lived the Bubble Troll. You never know where he might pop up! Keep your eyes open for the giant bubbles he creates!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Visit the garden to learn for some plant-based fun with Baker Hunt instructor Kelly Gillen.

1-3 pm Kenton Co. Storytime - There is no better way to travel than by reading a great book! Join award-winning librarian Amy Schardein for storytime and activities.

Inspirado

715 Madison Ave. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

International Brunch with French, Brazilian, and Cajun Jazz.

Jazz music is by nature a fusion of African and European music, a natural evolution of African-American spirituals with Western instruments and harmonies. At Inspirado, you can hear how these roots resonate globally!

11 a.m. French Jazz with Sylvain Acher

12:20-1:20 p.m. Brazilian Jazz with Josh Jessen

1:40-2:40 p.m. Cajun Jazz with Lagniappe

3:00pm

World Citizens on Parade at Baker Hunt

620 Greenup St. - 3:00pm

Come dressed up or wear one of our balloon crowns, even bling up your bike, and march with us from venue to venue (on the sidewalk)! We will stop by each Curb'd parklet, point out choice places to eat, and take a tour by each World Music Fest venue!

3:30pm

Leapin Lizard

726 Main St. - 3:30pm - midnight

Lower Level

4-4:45 p.m. African thumb piano music with Mbira cats

5-5:45 Klezmer and Eastern European music with Klezmates

6-6:45 Traditional dance music of French villages Berry, Bourbonnais, and Auvergne with the Noyse Merchants

7-7:45 French Breton music with Barr ha Gwinn

8-8:45 Middle Eastern fusion with Mohenjo Daro

Upper Level

WORLD BAZAAR from 3-9 p.m. - sample local and international artisanal goods!

4-4:20 Caribbean dance with Flora Leptak-Moreau

4:30-4:50 Capoeira with Capoeira Tabcat Cincinnati

5-5:20 Chinese Dance with Hong Ma

5:30-5:50 Indian Classical and Bollywood Dancing with Jhankar

6-6:20 Eastern European Dance with the International Folk Dancers

6:30-6:50 African Dance with Ivy Pea

7-7:20 Satrangi Fusion

7:30-7:50 Reggaeton with Flash Fusion

8:00-8:20 Tribal Bellydance with Zahara

8:30-8:50 Salsa de Rueda with Salsaires Cincinnati

9:00-9:45 Community Drum Circle sponsored by Global Music & Wellness and the Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition

10-midnight AFTER-PARTY with Little Planet Sound System!

Pique

210 W. Pike St. - 3:30 - 7:30pm

Come visit the Far East, with a Zen garden, Asian art exhibit, tea tasting, and live music.

Front room:

3:30-4:15 pm Tibetan Singing Bowls with Ron Esposito

4:30-5:15 pm Chinese Pipa with Ming Ke

5:30-6:15 pm Japanese Koto with Tomiko Ford and Naomi Ng

6:30-7:30 Indian Vocals and Sitar with Sruthi Sundaram and Professor Stefan Fiol

Back room:

3:30-5:30 p.m. Chinese tea tasting with Lily Raphael

6:30-7:30 Bonsai demo with Lemual Ferguson

Gallery 1: Asian art exhibit with calligraphy, origami, kimonos and more!

Gallery 2: "Destination New World" - The immigration experience from an Asian perspective

4:00pm

BLDG

30 W. Pike St. - 4:00 - 8:00pm

Hip-hop around the world

4-4:45 Latin-infused Hip Hop with Nick Rose and friends

5-5:45 DJ Koolaid World Hip Hop Movement with open break-dance jam

6-6:45 International Hip Hop with Watusi Tribe

7-8 pm Brazilian Jazz Hip Hop Fusion with Liv Long Enuf

5:00pm

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. 7th St. - 5:00 - 9:00pm

Get funky with everything from choirs to Reggae, Jam bands and more!

5-5:45 Voices of the World, featuring Sakura Ladies Chorus and MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir

6-6:45 Salsa quartet RumbÓn Cinci with dance instructor Diana Hoffman

7-7:45 World Jam Fusion with Army of Love

8-9 pm Reggae band Congo Kette and Friends with dance instructor Ivy Pea

7:30pm
8:00pm
9:00pm
12:00am
9:00 - 11:00am

Roebling Books and Coffee

306 Greenup St. - 9:00 - 11:00am

Roebling Point Books & Coffee will represent the literary arts at World Music Fest, featuring local writers Sidney Cherie Hilley and Samuel T. Phillips sharing poems by international authors, as well as original works. Come also to view and discuss the exhibit "Destination New World," featuring a painting by Trudy Chambers, a poem by Nayyirah Waheed and first-person accounts of the immigration experience from travelers throughout U.S. history. Have a story to share? You will be able to leave a note and add to the collection!

11:00am - 3:00pm

Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center

620 Greenup St. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Children's entertainers, crafts, storytellers, giant bubbles, live music, theater, a magician, Tai Chi, and make your own instrument and balloon crown to wear in the parade!

The Pavilion

11-11:25 a.m. Tai Chi - Explore these ancient healing art forms with Baker Hunt local practitioners of traditional Tai Chi sword and fan.

11:30-11:45 a.m. Chinese song and Mongolian dance

12-12:45 p.m. Magician Brett Sears - Magic is ubiquitous all over the world - learn some new tricks and have your senses challenged and your mind blown!

1-1:45 p.m. Unsuni - A one-act musical theatrical production that depicts the struggles of a tribal couple whose land has been seized and who confront life on their own terms. “Unheard Voices” lifts the veil around the harsh realities faced by the marginalized people of India and elsewhere.

2-2:45 p.m. Rags to Riches - A spirited Dixieland Jazz band that will get your toes tappin' and your spirit soarin'!

The Garden

11-11:45 a.m. Skool Aid Passport to the World - Join Miss Jessica on a voyage around the world without having to step on a plane! Participants will be able to ''visit" various countries, exploring different cultures through hands-on activities.

12-12:45 p.m. Songs Around the Globe - Join Katie Davidson for a romp around the continents with traditional children's songs from several countries. Participants will be able to create their own instruments, play games, sing, and more!

1-1:45 p.m. We the Music - Adam Elfers will be sharing awesome things you can do with a frame drum - come for rhythmic fun and march to the tune of your own drum!

2-2:45 p.m. Balloon fashion - Come adorn yourself with a balloon crown, flower, or pet! You can even try twisting your own!

Special guests

11 a.m. - 3 p.m. (sporadically) - In a far away land, lived the Bubble Troll. You never know where he might pop up! Keep your eyes open for the giant bubbles he creates!

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Visit the garden to learn for some plant-based fun with Baker Hunt instructor Kelly Gillen.

1-3 pm Kenton Co. Storytime - There is no better way to travel than by reading a great book! Join award-winning librarian Amy Schardein for storytime and activities.

Inspirado

715 Madison Ave. - 11:00am - 3:00pm

International Brunch with French, Brazilian, and Cajun Jazz.

Jazz music is by nature a fusion of African and European music, a natural evolution of African-American spirituals with Western instruments and harmonies. At Inspirado, you can hear how these roots resonate globally!

11 a.m. French Jazz with Sylvain Acher

12:20-1:20 p.m. Brazilian Jazz with Josh Jessen

1:40-2:40 p.m. Cajun Jazz with Lagniappe

3:00pm

World Citizens on Parade at Baker Hunt

620 Greenup St. - 3:00pm

Come dressed up or wear one of our balloon crowns, even bling up your bike, and march with us from venue to venue (on the sidewalk)! We will stop by each Curb'd parklet, point out choice places to eat, and take a tour by each World Music Fest venue!

3:30pm - midnight

Leapin Lizard

726 Main St. - 3:30pm - midnight

Lower Level

4-4:45 p.m. African thumb piano music with Mbira cats

5-5:45 Klezmer and Eastern European music with Klezmates

6-6:45 Traditional dance music of French villages Berry, Bourbonnais, and Auvergne with the Noyse Merchants

7-7:45 French Breton music with Barr ha Gwinn

8-8:45 Middle Eastern fusion with Mohenjo Daro

Upper Level

WORLD BAZAAR from 3-9 p.m. - sample local and international artisanal goods!

4-4:20 Caribbean dance with Flora Leptak-Moreau

4:30-4:50 Capoeira with Capoeira Tabcat Cincinnati

5-5:20 Chinese Dance with Hong Ma

5:30-5:50 Indian Classical and Bollywood Dancing with Jhankar

6-6:20 Eastern European Dance with the International Folk Dancers

6:30-6:50 African Dance with Ivy Pea

7-7:20 Satrangi Fusion

7:30-7:50 Reggaeton with Flash Fusion

8:00-8:20 Tribal Bellydance with Zahara

8:30-8:50 Salsa de Rueda with Salsaires Cincinnati

9:00-9:45 Community Drum Circle sponsored by Global Music & Wellness and the Cincinnati Music and Wellness Coalition

10-midnight AFTER-PARTY with Little Planet Sound System!

3:30 - 7:30pm

Pique

210 W. Pike St. - 3:30 - 7:30pm

Come visit the Far East, with a Zen garden, Asian art exhibit, tea tasting, and live music.

Front room:

3:30-4:15 pm Tibetan Singing Bowls with Ron Esposito

4:30-5:15 pm Chinese Pipa with Ming Ke

5:30-6:15 pm Japanese Koto with Tomiko Ford and Naomi Ng

6:30-7:30 Indian Vocals and Sitar with Sruthi Sundaram and Professor Stefan Fiol

Back room:

3:30-5:30 p.m. Chinese tea tasting with Lily Raphael

6:30-7:30 Bonsai demo with Lemual Ferguson

Gallery 1: Asian art exhibit with calligraphy, origami, kimonos and more!

Gallery 2: "Destination New World" - The immigration experience from an Asian perspective

4:00 - 8:00pm

BLDG

30 W. Pike St. - 4:00 - 8:00pm

Hip-hop around the world

4-4:45 Latin-infused Hip Hop with Nick Rose and friends

5-5:45 DJ Koolaid World Hip Hop Movement with open break-dance jam

6-6:45 International Hip Hop with Watusi Tribe

7-8 pm Brazilian Jazz Hip Hop Fusion with Liv Long Enuf

5:00 - 9:00pm

Braxton Brewing Co.

27 W. 7th St. - 5:00 - 9:00pm

Get funky with everything from choirs to Reggae, Jam bands and more!

5-5:45 Voices of the World, featuring Sakura Ladies Chorus and MUSE, Cincinnati's Women's Choir

6-6:45 Salsa quartet RumbÓn Cinci with dance instructor Diana Hoffman

7-7:45 World Jam Fusion with Army of Love

8-9 pm Reggae band Congo Kette and Friends with dance instructor Ivy Pea

Sponsors

Project support provided by:

Additional support from: The Alliance Française of Cincinnati and Global Music & Wellness

Supporting businesses: KungFood Chu's AmerAsia, It's Only Fair

Contact

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities Available!

World Music Fest will attract more than 1,000 visitors to the Covington business district on Saturday June 11 and will have a strong media campaign in the weeks leading up to the event.

Connect your brand with a commitment to celebrating world cultures, promoting inclusion and building community.

  Sponsorship Information

Call for Creatives and Volunteers!

Calling all creatives to participate in a celebration of world cultures through music, dance, visual art, film, story-telling, crafts, food and more at multiple venues in Covington, KY!

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, please contact worldmusicfest@gmail.com or call 513-580-8289.

worldmusicfest@gmail.com

Media Inquiries

Contact: Liz Wu, worldmusicfest@gmail.com, 513-254-5033. Interviews with performers, music samples, and high-res photos all available upon request.

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