We’re excited to announce the amazing performers that will be participating in the 2011 Mosaic Festival this year on May 21st from 2pm- 8pm in downtown Greensboro at Festival Park. This year’s line-up promises a day full of incredible music, dance, and entertainment from musical traditions from across the globe.
Headlining the evening is The Brand New Life, a high energy seven piece band that (from their site) “draws on musical techniques and traditions from around the globe, mixing world-inspired rhythms and melodies with jazzy horns, psychedelic roots rock guitar, [and] funky bass lines…”
JUST ADDED: “North Carolina’s hottest Latin rock ensemble” BRACO has just been added to our line up of fantastic headliners! Braco’s fusion of latin, jazz, and rock at the hands of Nicaraguan-American guitarist Cesar Oviedo, backed by a band of accomplished musicians, draws well earned comparisons to Carlos Santana and is a crowd favorite.
Mosaic is also honored to have renowned musical guest Kairaba! whose music (from their site:) “is an infectious sound reminiscent of West African dance bands full of unison melody, adventurous improvisation, [and] fiery solos. With lyrics in Manding, Wolof, and English, Kairaba! illuminates it’s
listeners with stories of ancient and modern West Africa and how they relate to today’s universal experiences and emotions felt by everyone, regardless of origin.”
Rounding out the evening will be performances by refugee artists from Burundi, Dem. Rep. of Congo, Bhutan, Vietnam, South Sudan and Eritrea, including favorites from last year Ndabarushimana Christopher and The Ntiboneras Gospel Singers. We’re also looking forward to checking out Greensboro newcomer Kwesi Immanuel.
Check out our full line-up and see videos below:
Ndabarushimana Christopher (Burundi)
The Ntiboneras Gospel Singers (Dem. Rep. of Congo)
Nar Mainali (Bhutan)
The Dinka Dancers (South Sudan)
Watan Palestinian Dance Troupe (Palestine)
Dhan Gurung (Bhutan)
Leoni Ilunga (Dem. Rep. of Congo)
Montangard Traditional Dancers (Vietnam)
Kharka Dahal (Bhutan)
The United African Sisterhood (Fashion Show)
Check back for updates!