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Posted on: May 25, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Canton’s Liberty Fest to Showcase Cultures From Around The Globe During 2017 International Festival

Canton’s Liberty Fest continues its popular tradition of hosting an International Festival during its highly-anticipated summer community event.  Join in a celebration of diversity as a variety of cultures from around the world will be showcased on Saturday, June 17, 2017, from 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. on the Canton LIVE! Stage in Heritage Park, located in Canton, MI.  

Festival-goers are encouraged to stop by the Canton LIVE! Stage on Saturday to enjoy free performances in the Heritage Park that communicate across cultural and linguistic barriers from countries across the globe, including: China, India, Italy, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Tahiti, the United States, Native American, African American and Hawaiian/Polynesian.

“Our International Festival provides a great opportunity for audience members to experience music and dance from around the globe all in one location,” said Canton Performing Arts Coordinator Joe Kvoriak.  “Audience members of all ages will be delighted as the stage comes alive with colorful costuming and exotic instruments when these talented individuals share their heritage and some traditions that date back centuries.” 

Groups and performers expected to take the stage, include: Hoaloha - Hawaiian, Polynesian, New Zealand, & Tahitian Dance; Julzie Gravel – Soloist; Sunshine Children’s Choir directed by Sherry Yan & Howard Zhang; Indian Dance with Ashima Grewal; Triple Threat Dance & Theatre Company; Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, featuring Soprano, Ryan Blankenburg, Tenor Darius Dillard; Michigan New Century Chinese School Performances; Yangtze Melody Group; Steppers, Mimes, & Praise Dancers from New Hope Baptist Church of Wayne; Ann Hua Waist Drum Team directed by Xue Min Cheng; Dance the Life Mantra Academy with Choreographer Forum Vyas; Ebony Copper – Native American Flute by Wanda & Ron Jones; Heart Melody Group & Others; Angela Bolon, a Pipa Soloist and Student of Mr.Yuchen Tian; Clivia Dance Group, choreographed by Jessie Li; Interaction Dance, choreographed by Sharon Kang; Sitar Performance featuring Charvik Vaishnav, a student of Manjula Verma; Asian Indian Dance Group of Canton students of Parul Shah; Canton Summit Dance Team performing “Vengana Ver” translation “My Farm;” Joyas de Mexico Ballet directed by Luly del Real; and Spotlight Players.

These great performances, presented by the Canton Commission for Culture, Arts & Heritage’s Multicultural Committee, are suitable for all ages. 

Canton Leisure Services is hosting three action-packed days of family fun during Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest, from June 15 – 17, 2017, in beautiful Heritage Park, located adjacent to Canton’s Administration Building, west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill Road and Summit Parkway.

For more detailed information about this year’s International Festival and all things related to Canton’s Liberty Fest, please visit or call 734/394-5460. 

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