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World Music Festival brings cultural diversity to Kelowna

Zimbamoto is one of the acts scheduled to perform at the West Kelowna World Music Festival.
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August 11, 2016 - 5:30 PM

KELOWNA - Bhangra fusion, First Nations, Middle Eastern, salsa, modern folk/funk rock and gypsy jazz all come together for the fourth annual West Kelowna World Music festival.

This local festival is free and will be held at Memorial Park on Aug. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bring the little ones because this event is family friendly. There will be no shortage of activities in the KidZone with interactive music, art and culture activities on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Artist schedule:

Friday:
6:15 p.m. Westbank First Nations performer Cori Derickson
7 p.m. Salsa band Major Mambo
8 p.m. Drum & Dhol beats of En Karma from Surrey

Saturday:
4:30 p.m. Kelowna’s classic Middle Eastern duo Altrab, with Trevor Salloum and Elias Matar
5:30 p.m. Vancouver Gypsy Jazz band Deanna Knight and the Hot Club of Mars
6:30 p.m. Local band modern folk/funk rockers Wild Son
7:50 p.m. Afro-fusion group ZimbaMoto from Vancouver

“With a different person leading the way, there are bound to be a few changes, which are seen in the selection of artists, to expanding the event to be two days, to the fresh new look of our promotional materials and changes to the KidZone," Karma Lacoff with Creative Okanagan says in a media release. "The event enhancements have been possible because of additional sponsorship and the connections I have to the community.”

For more event information, visit the World Music Festival website here.

En Karma
En Karma
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