2022 World Beat Festival

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JUNE 24-26, 2022


ADMISSION $5 PER DAY Free for kids 14 & younger

FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE BEAT 5 to 10 pm June 24 Amphitheater Only Get advance tickets at







The World Beat Festival is produced by a group of passionate volunteers and staff who create a place and event where people of all heritages can celebrate and share their cultures. By doing so, Salem becomes a better, stronger, more accepting community. Volunteers work all year long in various committees to create, plan, and manage the event. The Festival is our best-known program, but we also operate year-round cultural exhibits in our World Beat Gallery, as well as a variety of other stand-alone cultural events. Visit us at 390 Liberty St SE, Salem, OR 97301 WorldBeatFestival.org | SalemMulticultural.org 503-581-2004 Board of Directors Kathy Andreas, Chair Valerie Harris, Vice-Chair Amanda Sherrer, Secretary Steven Griswold, Treasurer Ola Elkanah Erin Ellis Quenton Ihne Ava (Kitty) Levi Pedro Mayoral Selaina Miller Veronica Murray Dipali Patel Aaron Reber

Advisory Board Marie Bradford Priscilla Cuddy Mako Hayashi-Mayfield Mona Hayes Stewart Hayes Alison Kelley Graham Morris Marisa Newnam Denise Puentes Roger Yost

Thank you to the numerous committee leads, team members and volunteers who help make the World Beat Festival possible. 2 | 2022 WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL


5 p.m.  Gates Open 5:30 p.m.  Welcome & Opening Remarks 5:45-6:30 p.m.  Chervona 6:45-7 p.m.  Casa de la Cultura Tlanese with INDUS 7:30-8:45 p.m.  DJ Prashant & the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe 9-10 p.m.  World Beat Fire Show featuring Paradise of Samoa 10 p.m.  Friday Night at the Festival ends Food vendors and the Beer & Wine Garden in the Amphitheater are open from 5 to 9 p.m.




7:30 10:15 11:00 11:15


Kalapuya River Protocols & Dragon Boat Teams Children’s Parade *Line up starts at 9:45

10:00 10:30


Opening Ceremony Sussefusse Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums

Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud

Karate for Kids

11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15

Ameyalmatzatl Citlatonal

Yosakoi Oregon


Miz LaFontaine Bollywood Dance

12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30 1:45 2:00

David Durosier Haitian Drumming & Dance Workshop

Native American Flute Workshop with Jan Michael Looking Wolf

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula

2:15 2:30 2:45 3:00

The History of Egg Decorating in the Czech Republic and Slovakia with Daniela Sipkova Mahoney



Rhymes & Beats Workshop with Global Heat

3:30 Gamelan Sari Pandhawa

3:45 4:00 4:15 4:30

Jan Michael Looking Wolf Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon

4:45 5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45

Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

Abhinaya Dance Academy

6:00 6:15 6:30 Paradise of Samoa

6:45 7:00 7:15

Pachanga Aseem Preeti

7:30 7:45 8:00 8:15 8:30

Global Heat

9:30 9:45


10:15 Indus | Middle East Dances of Light | Casa de la Cultura Tlanese | 10:30 Paradise of Samoa - Fire Dancers 11:00


Saturday Night at the Festival closes


AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST Children’s Parade

10:30 10:45 11:00 11:15

THE AMERICAS Savannah Soliz & Family Native Dancers

Fabian Scherner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Willamina West African Cultural Arts Institute

11:30 11:45 12:00

Salem International Folk Dancers


Piñata Party

12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15 1:30

Nii Ardey Allotey Workshop

1:45 2:00

Lotus Dance Studio

Tanie Hotan Dance, LLC “World of Latin Dance”

Rie Nishijima

2:15 2:30 Huehca Omeyocan

2:45 3:00

Casa de la Cultura Tlanese

3:15 3:30 Mamadou

3:45 4:00

Ceílí of the Valley

4:15 4:30

Piñata Party

4:45 5:00

Renegade Rose

Ameyalmatzatl Citlatonal

5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00

Bridgetown Morris Men

Salem Community Belly Dancers

6:15 6:30 6:45

Piñata Party

7:00 7:15 7:30 7:45

Son Huitzilín Escuela de Flamenco Elena Villa Performance and Workshop

8:00 8:15 8:30 9:30 9:45



Indus | Middle East Dances of Light | Casa de la Cultura Tlanese | 10:30 Paradise of Samoa - Fire Dancers


Saturday Night at the Festival closes






10:30 11:00 11:15

Zumba con Lolys

11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15 12:30

Los Tata Keris alegres de Michoacán

One Big Family

Philippine Cebuanos & Friends Dance Troupe & Greater Salem Filipino American Association

Deaf Culture ASL Chemeketa Community College

12:45 1:00 1:15

Sin Documentos


Guru Rinpoche: 7 Line Supplication Dance

1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45

Salem Rueda de Casino

3:00 3:30 4:00

Nii Ardey Allotey INDUS

4:15 4:30 4:45


5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00 6:15

Chief Orator Fata Ariu Levi on Polynesian Migration and History

Salem Chinese Golden Willow Dancers

3:15 3:45

Kalabharathi School of Dance

Katteye & Roots Revolution

6:30 6:45 7:00


Festival Close

Flourish Spices Headdress Wrapping Demonstration




10:30 11:00 11:15

The Golden Flute by Sherry Lanning

Estampa Mexicana

11:30 11:45 12:00 12:15

Cherry City Cloggers

12:30 12:45 1:00 1:15

The Klezmonauts

Savannah Soliz & Family Native Dancers

1:30 1:45 2:00 2:15 2:30 2:45

Japanese Koto with Masumi Timson

Uhuru Choir


Piñata Party


Los Tata Keris alegres de Michoacán

3:30 3:45 4:00

Sakamuna Fatima's Dance Studio and Friends

4:15 4:30 4:45


5:00 5:15 5:30 5:45 6:00

Enlightened Theatrics presents The Rainbow Fish Musical

Turquoise Pride

6:15 6:30 6:45 7:00

Festival Closes

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AMPHITHEATER | FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2022 5:45-6:30 Chervona: Chervona is a multi-ethnic, Russian and Eastern European-inspired band from Portland, Oregon, that formed in 2006. They have become known for their old world-inspired music and their highly energetic live shows. 6:45-7:00 Casa de la Cultura Tlanese with INDUS: A fusion of two groups — Casa de la Cultura Tlaneses and INDUS.

7:30-8:45 DJ Prashant & the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe: Oneof-a-kind Bollywood showman, Prashant, sings, dances and DJ’s simultaneously with a simple agenda: to make people dance all night long. This charismatic performer instantly strikes a chord with audiences of all ages & nationalities. The interactive dance lessons cleverly disguised in his DJ set compel everybody to rock the dance floor, transforming any dance party into a full-fledged Bollywood musical within minutes.

9:00-10:00 Paradise of Samoa: Fire is an important part of Polynesian culture displayed not only in mythology but also in dance. Perennial favorites Craig and Tasi Keener return with their exciting and colorful group.

AMPHITHEATER | SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 10:00-10:15 World Beat Children’s Parade: Children and families gather for this delightful parade to open the 25th World Beat Festival.

1:15-2:15 David Durosier Haitian Drumming & Dance Workshop: ​​ Haitian drumming and dance workshop

10:30-11:15 Süssefüsse: Founded in 1985 by Heidi Vorst, Süssefüsse (Sweetfeet) is a performing dance troupe featuring youth age 8 to 18. The celebration of global cultures is brought to life through the international folk dances presented and the beautiful traditional costumes the dancers wear.

2:30-3:30 INDUS: Indian folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion - to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding or festivals.

11:15 Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums: This local organization’s three-fold mission; to serve the community by providing entertainment through Scottish music; to develop the musical abilities of members; and to enjoy friendship shared because of love of pipe and drum music. 11:45-12:45 Ameyalmatzatl Citlatonal: Aztec Dance has been referred to as a form of prayer and a total way of life and communication. The dance represents the eternal search for cosmic harmony and integration, both body and spirit, and the chants of ritual refer to this essential process.


4:00-5:00 Jan Michael Looking Wolf: “Flute Dance” is journey of beautiful, melodic and uplifting music with Global Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and nationally-renowned Native American recording artist Jan Michael Looking Wolf and special guests. 5:15-6:15 Casa de la Cultura Tlanese: A nonprofit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. The group specializes in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. ¡Viva México!

6:45-7:45 Pachanga: Pachanga plays a collection of tunes and rhythms from different regions of Latin America and the Caribbean Islands and is a presentation of the Afro-Latin sounds and influences that have originated in their varied music. 8:15-9:45 Global Heat: Powered by funky beats and positive vibes, Global Heat stirs up a fresh mix of Soul/R&B music. In 2015, Global Heat provided the music for TRIBE-olution’s dance show “Parallels in Motion - Cross-Cultural Connections in Dance” at Lake Tahoe’s Montbleu Theatre. In 2011, the band topped 50 others to win the Jammin’ Challenge produced by Seattle Wave Radio & Hard Rock Cafe. Enjoy original Global Heat songs and cover tunes from artists like Black-eyed Peas, Dua Lipa, Chaka Khan, Sly & the Family Stone, Black Pumas, James Brown, and Earth, Wind & Fire. And expect the unexpected when the band creates a song on the spot from just three words contributed by audience members. B-boys from Fraggle Rock Crew will join Global Heat for this special show.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022 | AMPHITHEATER 2:15-3:15 Salem Rueda de Casino: Rueda de Casino is a style of salsa dancing danced in a wheel (rueda) with a caller (cantante) telling the dancers which move to do next. Casino traces its origin as a partner dance from Cuban Urban Son and Cuban Cha Cha Cha, while very similar to Salsa it is its own dance. It is a fun social dance done in the streets of Cuba.


11:00-11:45 Zumba con Lolys: Instructor Lolys Espinoza has been teaching Zumba for seven years. Teaching five days a week, she is passionate about what she does. Her doors are open to all who want to have a good time. Let’s get ready to dance! 12:00-12:45 Los Tata Keris alegres de Michoacán: The traditional Danza de Los Viejitos, or “dance of the little old men,” has its origins in Pre-Columbian Purepecha culture. The dance was created as a ritual to honor the god of fire. The four men represent the four directions of the Universe: north, south, east and west, and the four elements: earth, fire, air and water.


Europe: Regal Crowns Africa/Middle East: African Collar Necklace

3:30-4:30 Nii Ardey Allotey: Nii Ardey Allotey, a native of Ghana, began studying traditional dance and drumming at the tender age of 3. He has performed all over the world, from Russia to Japan.

The Americas: Pull Pinatas Asia Pacific: Korean Taegeuk Fan

Karate for Kids!

1:00-1:45 Sin Documentos: Sin Documentos is a rock band of musicians who have been performing at festivals and venues in the Willamette Valley since 2018. Band members include Cristhian Galvez (founder, rhythm guitar, keyboard), Giulio (lead guitar), Ariel (vocals), Rogelio (drums), Erik (bass) and David (guest musician, piano, rhythm guitar).

5:15-7:00 Katteye & Roots Revolution: Katteye is an accomplished, well-known, Jamaican reggae artist who resides in Portland and performs with Roots Revolution. Sharing live, authentic reggae in the form of Roots and Culture that is guaranteed to keep you dancing while reflecting on your cultural heritage is what they are all about.

Children’s Parade

10 a.m. Saturday at the Amphitheater Line up starts at 9:45 a.m.


ASIA PACIFIC | SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 11:15-11:45 Karate for Kids: Come and catch the action. You can even participate because EVERYONE can do karate.

11:45-12:30 Yosakoi Oregon: The Yosakoi Oregon is a team of four Japanese women in the Portland area who practice Yosakoi dance for health and pleasure. Yosakoi is a unique, highly energetic style of dance that combines traditional Japanese dance movements with modern music. The Yosakoi Oregon will invite the Taiko team (traditional Japanese drumming) to collaborate and perform together.

1:45-2:30 Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaula: Formed in 2014 under the direction of Leilani Beymer and her alaka’i (assistant) sister Pearl BaridoPerkins and Kealakai KapuniaiRyan, this Hula Halau (hula school) strives to continue cultural traditions through mele (songs), hula (dance) and olelo (language), respecting others, ourselves and the land.

3:30-4:15 Gamelan Sari Pandhawa: Gamelan is the traditional percussion orchestra of Indonesia. Gamelan Sari Padhawa plays the music of central Java, a region of the most populous island in the Indonesian archipelago. Music is played on sets of tuned chimes, gongs, xylophones and drums.

12:30-1:15 Miz LaFontaine Bollywood Dance: Miz LaFontaine Bollywood students and troupe members bring you the colorful and fun Bollywood dance from India. A dance form originating in Mumbai and comprised of dance styles from India and around the world, Bollywood dance is loaded with drama, love, excitement and color beyond the imagination. 12 | 2022 WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL

Paradise of Samoa, 6:30-7:15

4:30-5:15 Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon: Established in 2011, Indonesian Performing Arts of Oregon (IPAO), is a Portland nonprofit specializing in Indonesian culture. With the motto “Preserve – Share – Celebrate,” IPAO actively promotes Indonesian culture through the art of dance performances.

5:30-6:15 Abhinaya Dance Academy: Prashanthi Harathi is the Founder and Artistic Director of Abhinaya Dance Academy. She teaches Kuchipudi, an Indian classical dance form, in Portland. She is a Director of Adi Parashakthi & Sai Temple, Portland; the founder of ACCESS International; and the Joint Secretary of the National Federation of Indian American Associations (NFIA). 6:30-7:15 Paradise of Samoa: This Polynesian Dance Troupe features more than 20 dancers of all ages. Paradise of Samoa performs unique fire shows and dances from Samoa, Hawaii, New Zealand and Tahiti. Music and costumes are authentic to the Pacific Islands they represent and the show is colorful and entertaining for all ages. 7:15-8:00 Aseem Preeti: Theme shows of Bollywood and south Asian music live singing.


Guru Rinpoche: 7 Line Supplication Dance, 1:00-1:45

11:30-12:15 Philippine Cebuanos & Friends Dance Troupe & Greater Salem Filipino American Association: This Salem-based group of Cebuano-speaking families and friends have performed at the World Beat festival since it started. Their mission is to keep Philippine culture alive through traditional folk dances, songs, music, festival dances and tribal dances of the diverse Philippine indigenous people. 1:00-1:45 Guru Rinpoche - 7 Line Supplication Dance: Dance and music play a very important role in Bhutanese culture. A tradition of dance that hallmarks the passing of seasons and communal occasions can be found in every village and community. These dances have played a significant role in uniting the people. Since these dances are held for the public, non-monastic people can come to share in and understand

Salem Chinese Golden Willow Dancers, 3:00-3:45

the history of the country. The masked dances are usually performed during Tshechu (spiritual festivals).

2:00-3:00 Kalabharathi School of Dance: Portland’s Kalabharathi School Founder and Director Sivagami Vanka and her talented students share their passion for the classical dance forms of South India. Kalabharathi promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures. 3:00-3:45 Salem Chinese Golden Willow Dancers: The Chinese

Golden Willow Dance Team was formed by a group of local Chinese women in August, 2018. They strive to share Chinese culture through traditional Chinese dances and music. 4:00-4:30 INDUS: Indian folk and tribal dances are performed for every possible occasion - to celebrate the arrival of seasons, birth of a child, a wedding or festivals. Men, women and children perform some dances exclusively, while in some performances men and women dance together.

Philippine Cebuanos & Friends Dance Troupe & GSFAA, 11:30-12:15


CULTURAL CENTER | SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 10:45-11:45 Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud: Nana has been studying at the Sogetsu School of Ikebana since 2005. Through her demonstrations, she seeks to introduce others to the art of Ikebana and to intrigue and inspire them. Beyond simply producing a beautiful work of art with flowers and natural objects, she shows her audience how Ikebana explores artistic concepts such as balance, contrast and negative space. Nana serves as Branch Director of Sogetsu Portland, and is a past President of Ikebana International Portland Chapter #47. 12:15-1:15 Egg Decorating in Czech Lands and Slovakia: Daniela Sipkova Mahoney has been teaching hands-on cultural craft workshops and presenting lectures about Czech traditions across the country since 1985. Her mission is to not only educate the public, but also to inspire others to teach cultural crafts in their communities.

1:45-2:45 Native American Flute - one of the world’s most ancient instruments with Jan Michael Looking Wolf: Join us for a special presentation and exhibit of the history of the Native American Flute by Global Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and local Kalapuya Tribal Member Jan Michael Looking Wolf. Jan Michael will be sharing some special historical flutes, stories, and beautiful flute music.

3:15-4:15 Rhymes & Beats: Playing with Words When Rhythm Counts! The magical art of stringing together words to elicit emotions and visual images in listeners’ minds is the work of Poets, Spoken Word Artists, Song Lyricists, and Hip-Hop Rappers. Each artist reaches deep into their intuitive self to create feelings and stories. How does it feel to do that? What inspires these artists? How does one start a new piece? How do lyrics relate to the beat? What’s ‘free-styling’ and how can you learn to do it? Join members of band Global Heat as they present an interactive show and discussion, involving the audience in spontaneously creating lyrics and songs. You’ll hear about their personal approaches to songwriting, and have a chance to step up to the mic with the band.

AFRICA/MIDDLE EAST | SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 3:30-4:00 Mamadou Music that stands to present the culture of Africa, console the crying hearts through the journey to bring joy.

11:15-12:00 West African Cultural Arts Institute: West African Cultural Arts Institute is a 501c3 nonprofit cultural arts organization based out of Eugene.


1:30-2:15 Nii Ardey Allotey Workshop: In this workshop, Nii Ardey will bring kpanlogo drums and djembes to teach rhythm and technique. He will also teach the five hand techniques for playing the drum. Nii Ardey will talk about his childhood in Accra, and how he became a dancer and drummer.

5:45-6:30 Salem Community Belly Dancers: Dances from the Middle East and Africa.

SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022 | CULTURAL CENTER 11:00-12:00 One Big Family: Sharing the beauty of our African culture with you all. This event explores diversity among Africans. We express African through story telling, drums, traditional music, etc. 12:30-1:30 Chemeketa Community College ASL Program presents Deaf Culture: Deaf culture, like any other culture, is a set of social beliefs, literature and art. Most deaf people view deafness as an identity rather than a disability. Chemeketa Community College’s American Sign Language Program invites you to deeper your understanding about the fourth most commonly used language in the United States.

2:00-3:00 Chief Orator Fata Ariu Levi on Polynesian Migration and History: Fata Ariu Levi is a native Samoan who came to the U.S. in the early 1960s. He is an Elder Orator Chief title of the Malietoa monarch Pāpā (royal crown) Gatoa’itele, and a Samoan culture expert, custodian, teacher and historian. He is the author of three books, including Navigators Quest for a Kingdom in Polynesia. 3:30-4:30 Flourish Spices Headdress Wrapping Demonstration: The gele is an African head wrap or head tie that has its roots in the Yoruba Tribe in the western African country of Nigeria. African women wear the gele as a sign of cultural reverence and respect at African events. Demonstrated by local business owner, Ola Elkanah, a native of Nigeria. Flourish Spices Headdress Wrapping Demonstration, 3:30-4:30


2:15-3:00 Uhuru Choir: Uhuru, meaning “freedom” in Swahili, is a choir of new neighbor kids, youth and young adults who have relocated to Sale through refugee resettlement and asylum-seeker programs. Members represent various African countries and the country of Haiti. They lift their voices in song to express a spirit of joy, love and goodwill to the community.

4:00-4:45 Fatima’s Dance Studio and Friends: Born in Sierra Leone and with a Sudanese father, Fatima has always been fascinated by the culture and dance of the Middle East and Africa, and is wellversed in various folkloric styles. She returns from frequent travels to Egypt with the latest fashions for Fatima’s Bazaar as well as the latest on the dance scene.

4:45-5:15 Parade of Nations: The parade originates at the African Village and proceeds through the festival grounds to the Amphitheater, where represented countries and their flags are introduced. Wear the national dress of your birth, your forefathers’ land or your adopted country, and join us for this colorful and upbeat parade that embodies the spirit of the festival!



Traditional Japanese Dances with Rie Nishijima, 1:45-2:30 Saturday

10:45-11:30 Fabian Scherner Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Willamina: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu demonstration. Grappling is the oldest form of combat. It’s in everyone’s culture. 11:45-12:30 Salem International Folk Dancers: This all-volunteer, nonprofit dance group has been actively celebrating the dances of the world’s cultures for more than 50 years. The group gathers weekly to learn the dances and people of various cultures around the globe, and loves sharing their experiences of exercise, cultural enrichment and fun. 12:45-1:30 Tanie Hotan Dance, LLC: Take a fantastic journey around Latin America — International Ballroom style. Tanie Hotan Dance, LLC and Oregon Dancesport deliver a stunning 45-minute ballroom dance show, “World of Latin Dance.” Each dance piece is carefully crafted with costume change, music from around the world and lots of humor to go around. 1:45-2:30 Rie Nishijima: Hana Wa Saku, Flowers Will Bloom and 天地開關, Tenchikaibyaku, the Connection of Heaven with Earth.


Ceílí of the Valley, 3:45-4:30 Saturday

2:45-3:30 Casa de la Cultura Tlanese: A nonprofit group, Tlanese was established in 2004 to share Mexican culture through dance and to keep traditions alive in the hearts of youth. They specialize in traditional dances from different states of Mexico such as Oaxaca, Veracruz, Sinaloa and Jalisco. ¡Viva México! 3:45-4:30 Ceílí of the Valley: Pronounced “Kay-lee” of the Valley, this nonprofit is dedicated to promoting and perpetuating Irish culture in the Willamette Valley. Members and friends perform traditional Irish and Scottish social dances to live music, along with some original dances. Audience participation is welcome and encouraged. 4:45-5:30 Renegade Rose: Renegade Rose Morris was founded in 2002 in Portland. Performances feature dances and songs in both traditional and contemporary English and American Morris traditions, played on accordion, whistle and drum. The group motto is “Fun dances to great music.”

Bridgetown Morris Men, 5:45-6:30 Saturday

5:45-6:30 Bridgetown Morris Men: For hundreds of years, Morris Dancers have celebrated the seasons in the Cotswold region of England with music, dance, songs and plays. Decked out in ribbons and bells, they perform athletic dances with handkerchiefs and sticks to encourage good fortune and fertility for the coming season. The Bridgetown Morris Men keep this age-old tradition alive in Portland. 6:45-8:30 Escuela de flamenco Elena Villa - Performance and Workshop: Elena began her flamenco training in Santa Cruz, California in 1991 after being inspired by performances seen in France and Spain as an exchange student in the late 1980s. Her first teachers gave her a strong foundation in traditional flamenco technique and choreography and provided excellent mentorship through performance opportunities with live guitar and cante (flamenco singing). Elena performs regularly in Oregon with Flamenco Pacifico and other professional groups. Elena will share cultural information about flamenco, followed by a short performance, and a flamenco dance workshop for all levels.


The Golden Flute by Sherry Lanning, 11-11:30 Sunday

11-11:30 The Golden Flute by Sherry Lanning: Travel the world with the mystical sounds of Sherry and her golden flute. As a registered nurse, Sherry served with the American Red Cross during national disasters. She has also volunteered on international medical missions. Her unique improvisational style reflects serenity through sound. 11:45-12:45 Cherry City Cloggers: Clogging is an American folk dance with roots in traditional European dancing, early AfricanAmerican dance and traditional Cherokee dance. The dancer’s footwear is used to create audible percussive rhythms. Clogging was a social dance in the Appalachian Mountains as early as the 1700s. Established in 1989, the Cherry City Cloggers is one of the largest clogging clubs in the Northwest. 1:00-1:45 The Klezmonauts: Klezmer is the exuberant music from the Jewish villages of Eastern Europe, with diverse roots from ancient Hebrew melodies to fiery Hungarian dances. The Klezmonauts add influences from their own backgrounds in jazz, bluegrass, Indian, African, and Celtic music. With spirited improvisation, the resulting sound is intricate and exhilarating.

The Klezmonauts, 1:00-1:45 Sunday

2:15-3:00 Japanese Koto with Masumi Timson: Masumi Timson is a performer and instructor of the Koto – a Japanese traditional instrument. She holds a Master’s Degree in Music with a specialization in the Koto from Seiha Conservatory of Japanese Traditional Music in Japan. She enjoys collaborating with various western musical instruments to explore a wide range of genres from jazz, tango, to western classical compositions. Masumi has participated in various recordings of Pink Martini, and has performed with the band at various venues around the world. She has also released her own CDs, “Picture Dreams” (Koto/Violin Duo), “Pacific Bridge” and “Confluence” (collaboration albums with a traditional African instrument Mbira). Masumi also teaches Japanese language and culture at Chemeketa Community College.

Japanese Koto with Masumi Timson, 2:15-3:00 Sunday

3:30-4:30 Sakumuna: Sakumuna means “to bless” in Kikongo, a language spoken in several countries in central Africa. The band performs a variety of traditional and modern African music as well as Caribbean and Gospel, and sings in several languages including French, Swahili, Kikongo and English. Sakumuna’s mission is to bless hearts and lives through traditional and modern music with songs mostly inspired by personal life experiences, sharing a spiritual message of peace, harmony, joy and love for their audience. 5:30-6:15 Enlightened Theatrics presents The Rainbow Fish Musical: This performance of ‘The Rainbow Fish Musical’ features local students of all backgrounds telling a story about the power of selflessness and community.

Cherry City Cloggers, 11:45-12:45 Sunday


AMERICAS VILLAGE | SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 2022 10:30-11:00 Savannah Soliz & Family Native Dancers: Traditional Native American dances. 12:15 Piñata Party: Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. Repeated at 4:30 and 6:45 p.m. 12:30-1:15 Lotus Dance Studio: This all-inclusive fitness studio offers dance, yoga and fitness classes for everybody. Its youth dance academy helps students learn, grow and express themselves through dance. 2:30-3:15 Huehca Omeyocan: Huehca Omeyocan is a group dedicated to promoting cultural practices of the Mesoamerican people primarily focused on Prehispanic (Aztec Chichimeca) dance, music, and art culture education. Their goal is to help people claim their identity (native identity) and history, by learning the history of their ancestors which is ultimately their own history.

4:45-5:30 Ameyalmatzatl Citlatonal: The Dance represents the eternal search for cosmic harmony and integration, both body and spirit, and all the chants of Aztec Dance ritual refer to this essential process. The Aztec Dance has been referred to as a form of prayer and a total way of life and communication.

7:00-7:30 Son Huitzilín: Son AfroMestizo from Southern Veracruz and other regions of Mexico is played on traditional stringed instruments and the dancer’s ‘tarima’. Irresistible polyrhythms and syncopations to get folks up and dancing! 9:45-10:00 Parade of Lights: Start with a parade in the Americans and join a Middle Eastern dance party in the Amphitheater! Performance presented by Jody Beckwith and the NW Belly Dancer Collective.

AMERICAS VILLAGE | SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2022 11:00-11:45 Estampa Mexicana: Children and teens dancing Mexican folk dances. 1:15-2:00 Savannah Soliz & Family Native Dancers: Traditional Native American dances. 3:00 Piñata Party: Come to an authentic Mexican piñata party. 3:15-4:00 Los Tata Keris alegres de Michoacán: The traditional Danza de Los Viejitos, or “dance of the little old men,” has its origins in Pre-Columbian Purepecha culture. The dance was created as a ritual to honor the god of fire. The four men represent the four directions of the Universe: north, south, east and west, and the four elements: earth, fire, air and water. 5:30-6:15 Turquoise Pride: Native American percussion. 18 | 2022 WORLD BEAT FESTIVAL


Food is one of the best parts of the World Beat, and this year you can discover food from all over the world, at a price that’s easy on your pocket. Each food vendor has created one special dish available only at the World Beat for just $5. Don’t expect a full meal, the idea is to give you great tastes at a budget-friendly price. Enjoy!

AFRICA Flourish Spices & African Food............Jollof Rice AMERICAS VILLAGE Don Froylan Creamery...........................Quesadilla Mi Cucina Mex...........................................Cactus Smoothie AMPHITHEATER Guamanian Grill........................................Hafa Adai Fruit Salad La Jitana.....................................................Mini Greek Salad Little India..................................................Gulaf Jamun Tacos El Pancholin...................................Pancholin's Taco's Taste of Ethiopia......................................Tibs-sauteed beef served with injera The Manila Fiesta.....................................Cassava Suman ASIA PACIFIC GSFAA........................................................Cassava and Bico Combination Rice Plate...................................................Yakisoba Noodles Summer's Cotton Candy Art.................Cartoon-shaped Snocone EUROPE Paella del Zorro........................................Small Paella (2-3 oz) Every food vendor displays a sign which shows their authentic cultural Taste the World dish. Happy dining!


EXHIBITORS, VENDORS & FOOD VENDORS AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST  Ade Africana  Anasi Beat  Arab American Cultural Center of Oregon  Chabad Center for Jewish Life  Children’s Activities  Fatima’s Dance Studio & Bazaar  First Aid  Flourish Spices & African Food  One Big Family Oregon


 Ariana House Women’s Craft Group  Arte Tonatiuh  Bike Corral  Casa de la Cultura  Children’s Activities  Don Froylan Creamery  Gutierrez Design  Huehca Omeyocan  Insomnia Art and Culture  Marion County District Attorney’s Office: Victim Assistance Division  Mi Cucina Mexicana  Peruvian Arts & Crafts  Takoda’s Trading Post  Winay Arts  ZEA House

Lotus Dance Studio, 12:30-1:15 Saturday, Americas Village


AMPHITHEATER  Guamanian Grill  La Jitana  Little India  Marion County Sheriff’s Office  Salem Parks Foundation  Tacos El Pancholin  Taste of Ethiopia  The Manila Fiesta  VIP Hospitality  World Beat Beer, Wine & Cider Garden

ASIA-PACIFIC WEST  Cahaya By Tanami  Dasmesh Darbar Sikh Temple  Drukpa Mila Center  Earth-Moon Accupuncture, Inc.  Fashion Indica  INDUS  Philippine American Chamber of Commerce  Philippine Department of Tourism  Rice Plate  Samoan Cultural Display  Shahi Design  Wolfpack ATA Martial Arts

Ikebana with Nana Goto Bellerud, 10:45-11:45 Saturday, Cultural Center

Süssefüsse, 10:30-11:15 Saturday, Amphitheater

EXHIBITORS, VENDORS & FOOD VENDORS ASIA-PACIFIC EAST  Children’s Activities  Consular Office of Japan in Portland  Greater Salem Filipino-American Association  Hello Anime Shop  Japan America Society of Oregon  Kathmandu To You  Korean Society of Oregon & KIMWA  Magic Treats LLC  Momiji Master LLC  Sekao Bonsai  Shirasagi  Summer’s Cotton Candy Art  Window on China


 Art en Plein Air  Ceili of the Valley Society  Chemeketa Community College ASL  Children’s Activities  Friendship Force of Oregon's MidWillamette Valley (Sunday)  Ice Cream Dreams  International Accents  Paella del Zorro  Polish Library Association  Ukraine: Slava Ukraini, heroyam slava!  Weekend Coffee Roasters  Willamette Valley Pipes & Drums  Willamette Wanderers (Saturday)

GRAND BOULEVARD  ATM  Common People Yoga  Cultural Center  Girl Scouts  KBZY  Oregon Community Credit Union  Roving Horse Henna LLC  Salem Health  Smith Fine Arts at Western Oregon University  Western Oregon University


 Dragon Boat Admin, Announcer and Results  Persist Design (Saturday)

Pachanga, 6:45-7:45 Sat, Amphitheater

Tanie Hotan Dance, LLC, 12:45-1:30 Sat, Stepping Stage

Kalabharathi School of Dance, 2:00-3:00 Sun, Asia-Pacific

Escuela de flamenco Elena Villa, 6:45-8:30 Sat, Stepping Stage


Saturday, June 25, 2022 (times subject to change)

 7:30 a.m. Kalapuya River Protocols Day-of-Event check-in open  8:15 a.m. Morning volunteers check in  8:30 a.m. Captain’s meeting  8:30 a.m. Marshalling to begin  9:00 a.m. Race begins  12 p.m. Afternoon volunteers check in

DRAGON BOAT RACE TEAMS COMMUNITY DIVISION  IDEAL Dragons 1  IDEAL Dragons 2  Vege Patties  Water Slappers


KALAPUYA RIVER PROTOCOLS 7:30 a.m. Saturday  Willamette River Brian Krehbiel is a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and owner of Agency Creek Expressions. Over the last two decades Brian has been fortunate to spend time with elders that have shared their knowledge and traditional skills. Now, it is his passion to pass that knowledge to his tribal community and share it with those that want to learn. Brian will sing blessing song to start the process before words are said. State where your from and your intentions of use of the water ways. Asking permission to use the water ways in a responsible and respectful way. Please help protect and honor the water for all. Brian will receive the request and offer a welcome.


 Castaways  Catch 22 Mixed Hurricane  Fire Breathing Blowfish  Gig Harbor Dragons  Golden Dragons  Highland Roosters  Peace Dragon Warriors  Team Fusion

WOMEN’S DIVISION  Catch 22 Women Monsoon  Catch 22 Women Tsunami  DragonSprites  Gig Harbor Dragons Women  Pink Phoenix - Soul  Pink Phoenix - Heart  Rip City Paddlers  Team Fusion Red  Tlilkum Dragons  TideRunners  Angry Unicorns  Salem Water Otters  The Unsinkables  Salish Sea Dragons  Stayin’ Alive  Queen’s Dragon Riders  Willamette River Dragons



Friday, June 24 | 5:45-6:30

DJ Prashant & the Jai Ho! Dance Troupe

Friday, June 24 | 7:30-8:45

Global Heat

Saturday, June 25 | 8:15-9:45

Nii Ardey Allotey

Sunday, June 26 | 3:30-4:30

Katteye & Roots Revolution

Sunday, June 26 | 5:15-7:00






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