Welcome to Sacramento World Music and Dance Festival
Sacramento is recognized as the most ethnically integrated big city in America. To celebrate this cultural diversity and ethnic fusion, a spectacular feast of dance and live musical performances featuring world class talent, takes place 10a.m. to 5p.m., Sunday, October 6th at the 6th Annual Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival in Old Sacramento.
Lina Fat, past chair of this non-profit event and executive chef of Fat’s Restaurants says it best:
“It’s extraordinary that dancers and musicians with ties from all over the globe will be performing right here in Sacramento.”
There is something for everyone with this FREE family festival:
- Stroll Old Sacramento and watch live world class music and dance performances at 5-8 performance areas.
- Step into The Global Village – of educational and interactive experience that teaches children and families about our region’s cultures through hands-on experiences (craft and art activities, dance clinics, and musical instruments).
- Rest your feet a minute in the Eagle Theater while you hear stories, poetry, and talks geared toward youth audiences.
- Learn from culinary experts as they cook with “Spices from Around the World.” (2013 Theme TBD)
There are no street closures and local restaurants will be open to the public.
BONUS: The kick-off begins Saturday night, October 5th with a musical and visual extravaganza that will thrill and delight you with its color and energy with a “Spotlight On: NATIVE AMERICA!” on the Festival’s Waterfront Stage in Old Sacramento located at Front & L Streets. This amazing evening begins at 6p.m. sharp; bringing us to an exciting and inspiring finish around 9p.m. All ages are welcome! (Date may change to 10/4/13)
PASSPORT to World Arts!
An Event in Support of the Sacramento World Music & Dance Festival
Saturday, May 18, 2013/ 6:30p-9p / CSUS Alumni Center
Cultural diversity takes center stage at SacWorldFest’s Passport to World Arts event this May 18th at CSUS’s Alumni Center. Please join us as we spotlight the efforts and successes of this spectacular FREE family-oriented festival weekend!
More than 6 years ago Lina Fat, Steve Hammond CEO of the Sacramento Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Carol Van Bruggen of Foord, Van Bruggen, Ebersole and Pajak; David Hosley of KVIE, and Kais Menoufy of Delegata saw the importance of celebrating, nurturing and honoring our role as one of the most culturally diverse regions in America. (In fact, statics have shown Sacramento to be the most ethnically integrated big city in the nation.) These amazing community leaders, along with generous sponsors such as Wells Fargo Bank became the foundation of a regional event that resonates throughout our region and even around the globe.
Since the inaugural festival in 2008, SacWorldFest has hosted over 160 performances from 600+ performers reflecting more than 40 ethnicities, cultures and nations. The festival effort continues to attract more and more visitors each year. Last year’s festival weekend drew more than 10,000 attendees with an impressive line-up of live musical performances, visually-exciting ethnic dance, engaging storytellers, a dynamic Global Village and much, much more. (2012’s attendance nearly tripled that of our first festival!)
Each year we expand on our goal to make our region a better place to live and unite our community by celebrating our rich diversity. In 2010 we initiated an annual “Hip Hop Dance Off!” and added cooking demonstrations in the Global Village. We were honored to host a spotlight series first focused on India (2011), then Africa (2012) and now anticipate a “Spotlight On: NATIVE AMERICA!” (2013).
We need your help to make this all happen… To continue to serve our region’s peoples with a FREE opportunity to enjoy and learn from one another’s positive expression… To expand into another full day of incredibly impacting presentations and performances. We look forward to seeing you this May 18th at the CSUS Alumni Center for an evening of delightful savory & sweet bites from an array of eateries, wine tasting, sparks of surprise entertainment, and an exciting live auction featuring David Sobon.
For more information: www.passporttoworldarts.com
Passport To World Arts SPONSORS:
Wells Fargo Bank
Fat's Restaurants & Catering
Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau
Visions In Education
Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation
Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
Tokyo Fro's Rockin' Sushi Bar
El Michoacano Restaurant
Firebird Russian Restaurant
Bistro Michel Bar & Brasserie
Wine & Beer Tasting By:
Young's Market Company
Clarksburg Wine Company
Lava Cap Winery
Saccani Distributing Company
Desserts Provided By:
Coffee & Tea Service By:
Fat's Restaurants & Catering
The Marketing Coach
Carol Van Bruggen & Steve Kuhn
CSUS Alumni Association - Business Chapter
The Art Institute of California - Sacramento
David Sobon Auctions
California Video Works
Sacworldfest: An opportunity to Travel Past "tolerence" to appreciation!