world music festCovington, KY – The fourth annual World Music Fest, now part of a month-long large-scale arts/culture series called Full Spectrum, will showcase a full day of performances and hands-on activities at four venues in Covington on Saturday Oct. 23, 2010. This all-ages, family-friendly event will feature everything from Salsa and Tango demonstrations to origami workshops and henna designs, complemented by an international soundtrack of Celtic, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Chinese, French, Eastern European, Spanish music – and more!

World Music Fest Schedule: Saturday Oct. 23, Noon-10 pm

Step-N-Out Studio, 721 Madison Ave, Noon-2 pm: Dance showcase with Swing, Salsa, Arabian,Tango and Bellydance demonstrations and workshops featuring Bonita Brockert, Lisa Curry, Adam Curry, Danielle Fatherree, Jessee Fatherree, Ryan Mitchell, Douglas Beal, Doreen Beatrice, Patricia Paz, Mirage, Jason Miklic, Sohpy Kdep and Zahara

Café Europa, 616 Main St, 2-6 pm: Music of Europe and the New World
2-3 pm Michael Ronstadt, Southwestern Folk; 3-4 pm Sylvain Acher, French Music; 4-5 pm Sasha Strunjas, Eastern European and Gypsy Jazz; 5-6 pm Dennis O’Hagan, Celtic Rock

Artisans Enterprise Center, 25 W 7th St, 4-8 pm: Asian music with Tea, Origami and Henna
4-5 pm Nimi Kai, Japanese Koto; 5-6 pm Mohenjo Daro, Eastern Fusion; 6-8 pm Ming Ke Trio, Chinese Pipa and other classical Chinese instruments

Baker Hunt, 620 Greenup St, 6-11 pm: World Music Fest Main Stage
6-7 pm The Full Art Spectrum, multi-media exhibit with music and spoken word; 7-8 pm Mayan Ruins with Zahara, Tribal Fusion with Bellydance; 8:30-9 pm Open Drum Jam with Rhythm Town; 9-10 pm Acarya, Acoustic Worldbeat Rock

There is no admission charge for the festival, but a $5 suggested donation is appreciated.

A portion of World Music Fest proceeds will benefit the 501c3 nonprofit organization Renaissance Covington.

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