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Canton Leisure Services Division

Posted on: June 6, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Liberty Fest to Showcase Cultures From Around The Globe During 2016 International Festival

Join in a celebration of diversity as a variety of cultures from around the world will be showcased on Saturday, June 18, 2016, from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at the Heritage Park Amphitheater, located in Canton, MI.

Festival-goers are encouraged to stop by the outdoor amphitheater on Saturday to enjoy free performances that communicates across cultural and linguistic barriers from countries across the globe, including: China, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Tahiti, the United States, Native American, African American and Hawaiian/Polynesian.

“Every year, our International Festival provides a great opportunity for audience members to experience music and dance from around the globe that helps bridge cultures and presents musical ideas all in one location,” said Canton Arts Coordinator Jennifer Tobin. “Audiences will be delighted as the stage comes alive with colorful costuming, exotic instruments and stirring rhythms when these talented individuals share their heritage and some traditions that date back centuries.”

Groups and performers expected to take the stage, include: Shihui Dance Group; Phi Tai Ji; Ann Hua Waist Drum Team; Asian Indian Dance Group of Canton by students of Parul Shah; Canton Qi Pao Team; Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan featuring Soprano Rebecca O-G Eaddy and Tenor Tyler Bouque accompanied by Pianist Dearbhla Collins; Salem High School’s K-Pop Club; Triple Threat Dance & Theater Company; Praise Dance, Mime, and Steppers of New Hope Baptist Church of Wayne, MI; Julzie Gravel, Soloist; Xin Yun; Sunshine Children’s Choir; Sitar performances by Naveen Jackson, Charvik Vaishnav, and Anuj Patel (students of Manjula Verma) with Tabla accompaniment by Mr. Prashant Javkar ; Native American Flute by Wanda Jones; Dance the Life Mantra Academy; Clivia Dance Group; Detroit Peking Opera Club; Joyas de Mexico Ballet; Gospel soloist Kiara Atkins; Hoaloha - Polynesian, New Zealand, & Tahitian Dance; and Bollyburn Dancers.

These great performances are suitable for all ages. This global celebration will also feature cultural displays and a small marketplace where cultural items, as well as henna tattoos may also be purchased.

Canton Leisure Services is hosting three action-packed days of family fun from June 16 – 18, 2016, in beautiful Heritage Park, located adjacent to Canton’s Administration Building, west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill Road and Summit Parkway.

For more detailed information about this year’s International Festival and all things related to Canton’s Liberty Fest, please visit or call 734/394-5460.

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