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Celebrating South Florida

Rudabeh Shahbazi

Rudabeh Shahbazi

Rudabeh Shahbazi, Emcee

Singers, dancers and musicians representing several continents will converge on Pembroke Pines Oct. 8 for a Festival of Cultures.  The free festival is set for 2 p.m. at the Susan B. Katz Theater of the Performing Arts at the River of Grass ArtsPark, 17195 Sheridan St.

Scheduled performers will include:

  •     Chinese-Cultural-AssociatioA lion dance by the Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association.
  •     An Indian spiritual dance by students of the Nrutyanjali School of Dance in South Florida.
  •     Dance Dance Tahiti, performing Polynesian dances.
  •     Mime-Ministry-of-New-Mount-The Dance and Mime Ministry of New Mount Olive Baptist Church, Fort Lauderdale.
  •    Carla-Baker-of-Houston La Gran Familia de Dios, a Puerto Rican folkloric group.
  •     Carla Baker of Houston, singing “We Are Family.”

Indian-spiritual-dance-by-sServing as emcee will be anchor Rudabeh Shahbazi of CBS-Channel 4 News in Miami.

Goal of the festival is to “build friendship among people of different cultures,” according to organizer Nosrat Scott of Pembroke Pines.

Dance-Dance-Tahiti“Every culture has its own beauty,” she said. “We are sharing that with everyone.”

No tickets are needed for the festival. Supporters include the United Nations Association, Broward chapter, and the city library of Pembroke Pines.

La-Gran-Familia-de-DiosFor information, e-mail Scott at (954) 432-6578.


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