JUNE 26 AT WASHINGTON SQUARE

PERFORMING ARTISTS

The traditional performances of music and dance provide a rich array of rhythm, movement, instruments, and vocals that engage the audience.

Music and dance are often at the heart of cultural expressions found in every community, developed for celebratory, sacred and daily occasions. The performances also represent all ages, connecting the generations. These performing groups commit to preserving the traditional songs and dance of their respective communities and spend many hours in classes, rehearsal, and preparation.

Ballet Folklorico Bolivia: Bolivian Dance

North Stage - 12:15 – 12:45 pm

North Stage - 12:15 – 12:45 pm

Ballet Folklorico Bolivia

Bolivian Dance

North Stage

12:15 – 12:45 pm

Ballet Folklorico Bolivia Utah is a new dance group based in Utah County. With 20 members in the group, the main goal is to portray and share Bolivian culture through traditional national dances. The group is excited to dance at Living Traditions Festival.

Halau Ku Pono I Kamalani: Hawaiian Dance

South Stage - 12:30 - 1:15 pm

South Stage - 12:30 - 1:15 pm

Halau Ku Pono I Kamalani

Hawaiian Dance

South Stage

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Halau Ku Pono I Kamalani is performing at Living Traditions Festival.

Viva Mexico Ballet: Mexican Dance

North Stage - 1:00 - 1:30 pm

North Stage - 1:00 - 1:30 pm

Viva Mexico Ballet

Mexican Dance

North Stage

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Children and Youth dance group focusing primarily on Mexican Folk dance and other international dances. Located in South Jordan, Utah. Registration for new dancers is now open. For more information visit vivamexicoballet.com or speak with Director Areli Garcia

Mi Viejo San Simón Utah: Bolivian + Latin Dance

South Stage - 1:30 - 2:00 pm

South Stage - 1:30 - 2:00 pm

Mi Viejo San Simón Utah

Bolivian + Latin Dance

South Stage

1:30 – 2:00 pm

This is Mi Viejo San Simón Utah! From Bolivia to Utah, representing the Bolivian and Latino Folklore.

Bazeen: North African Music

South Stage - 2:15 - 2:45 pm

South Stage - 2:15 - 2:45 pm

Bazeen

North African Music

South Stage

2:15 – 2:45 pm

Bazeen is performing at Living Traditions Festival.

Intertribal Pow Wow - Salt Lake City Power Family

Grass - 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Grass - 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Intertribal Pow Wow – Salt Lake City Power Family

Grass

2:30 – 4:30 pm

Local friends and family in the Salt Lake community and surrounding areas getting together to perform.

North Stage - 2:45 - 3:15 pm

North Stage - 2:45 - 3:15 pm

Robb “Little Owl” Martin

Native American Flute

North Stage

2:45 – 3:15 pm

Robb “Little Owl” Martin is a flute player of Southern Ute and Jicarilla Apache decent. He is also a flute maker and enjoys sharing his history and culture through stories and Native American sign language.

Grupo Folklorico Tollan: Mexican Dance

South Stage - 3:00 - 3:45 pm

South Stage - 3:00 - 3:45 pm

Grupo Folklorico Tollan

Mexican Dance

South Stage

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Mexican Folklorico Dance group, whose members have been dancing for more than 12 years. They started out of the necessity to continue to grow artistically and to portray different Mexican states through dance. They all have a passion for dance, culture, and learning.

Viva Peru Dance: Peruvian Dance

North Stage - 3:30 - 4:15 pm

North Stage - 3:30 - 4:15 pm

Viva Peru Dance

Peruvian Dance

North Stage

3:30 – 4:15 pm

The customs and traditions of Peru are part of a living culture.

Malialole Polynesian Cultural Arts Ensemble: Polynesian Music + Dance

South Stage - 4:00 - 4:45 pm

South Stage - 4:00 - 4:45 pm

Malialole Polynesian Cultural Arts Ensemble

Polynesian Music + Dance

South Stage

4:00 – 4:45 pm

Malialole Polynesian Music & Dance- perpetuating the Polynesian culture through song and dance while promoting cultural awareness of all Pacific Island people. Teaching the rich traditions of love and respect and celebrating Pasifika Cultural Arts.

Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers: Irish Dance

South Stage - 5:00 - 5:30 pm

South Stage - 5:00 - 5:30 pm

Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers

Irish Dance

South Stage

5:00 – 5:30 pm

This is Rinceoiri Don Spraoi Irish Dancers, a non-profit, performance-centered Irish dance group based in South Jordan. Their name means “dancing for fun” in Gaelic, and they welcome adults and kids ages 8 and up!

Ballet Folklorico de las Americas: Latin Music + Dance

North Stage - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

North Stage - 5:15 - 6:00 pm

Ballet Folklorico de las Americas

Latin Music + Dance

North Stage

5:15 – 6:00 pm

Ballet Folklórico de las Américas is the oldest Latin American folk dancing group in the State of Utah. It has been sponsored by the Mexican Civic Center for 40 years. It is under the direction of Irma Hofer.

Salt Lake Capoeira: Afro Brazilian Dance

Grass - 5:15 - 5:45 pm

Grass - 5:15 - 5:45 pm

Salt Lake Capoeira

Afro Brazilian Dance

Grass

5:15 – 5:45 pm

Salt Lake Capoeira shares the vibrant Afro-Brazilian art form of capoeira through regular classes for kids and adults, community outreach, and performances. It’s led by Volta Miúda capoeira group founder, Mestre Jamaika.

Conjunto Folklorico Xochiquetzal with Mariachi de Mi Tierra: Latin Music + Dance

South Stage - 5:45 - 6:30 pm

South Stage - 5:45 - 6:30 pm

Conjunto Folklorico Xochiquetzal with Mariachi de Mi Tierra

Latin Music + Dance

South Stage

5:45 – 6:30 pm

The Conjunto Folklorico Xochiquetzal formerly known as Ballet Folklorico Citlali was formed 29 years ago and has participated in the living traditions festival for 27 consecutive years. Their aim and purpose are to shape our roots, traditions, customs, and their folklore through dance and music. Martin Marquez, director, choreographer, and founder of the group graduated from the Potosino Institute of Fine Arts.

Shanahy: Scottish + Irish Music

North Stage - 6:15 - 7:00 pm

North Stage - 6:15 - 7:00 pm

Shanahy

Scottish + Irish Music

North Stage

6:15 – 7:00 pm

One of the longest-running music groups in the Intermountain region, having performed together for almost 20 years, Shanahy (SHAWN-uh-hee) is a band that hails from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and performs traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles–primarily Scotland and Ireland. Shanahy entertains audiences at concerts, celtic festivals, weddings, and other celebrations. The special Shanahy sound features fiddles, highland pipes, cauldwind pipes, uilleann (Irish) pipes, whistle, flute, bodhran, guitars, and both female and male vocals. Shanahy performs traditional jigs, slip-jigs, reels, strathspeys, waltzes, airs and songs, along with a few contemporary and original pieces within the celtic style. Shanahy has released three CDs, Trip to Ballymena, Far Away and A Fair Land Lies Before Me.

Utah’ko Triskalariak: Basque Dance

South Stage - 6:45 - 7:15 pm

South Stage - 6:45 - 7:15 pm

Utah’ko Triskalariak

Basque Dance

South Stage

6:45 – 7:15 pm

The Basque Club of Utah’s dancers are called, Utah’ko Triskalariak. They perform for many Club and local events, as well as other NABO Club locations.

WSU Ballet Folklorico with Expression - Andina - Cultures and Traditions: Latin Dance

North Stage - 7:15 - 8:00 pm

North Stage - 7:15 - 8:00 pm

WSU Ballet Folklorico with Expression – Andina – Cultures and Traditions

Latin Dance

North Stage

7:15 – 8:00 pm

Weber State University Ballet Folklórico helps students develop leadership skills by mentoring, advising, community service, strengthening strong cultural identities, and engaging in social activities.

 

Neon Nativez: Indigenous Artist

North Stage - 8:15 - 9:00 pm

North Stage - 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Neon Nativez

Indigenous Artist

North Stage

8:15 – 9:00 pm

Neon Nativez is an Indigenous DJ, producer, and artist from the Diné Nation Reservation.

Neon Nativez: Indigenous Artist

South Stage - 7:30 - 8:15 pm

South Stage - 7:30 - 8:15 pm

Diego Brazuca Band

Brazillian Music

South Stage

7:30 – 8:15 pm

The Diego Brazuca Band is a fusion of Brazil and the USA, combining sounds from both cultures to create a music genre unique to the band. Led by Diego Campos of Brazil, the Utah-based band is internationally recognized for its music and energetic shows.

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl: Mexican Music + Dance

South Stage - 8:30 - 9:00 pm

South Stage - 8:30 - 9:00 pm

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl

Mexican Music + Dance

South Stage

8:30 – 9:00 pm

Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl was established in early 2014 with the mission to promote and preserve the Mexican cultural traditions expressed in music and dance.

FOOD MARKET VENDORS

The food market is a multicultural dining adventure, offering the traditional foods of various ethnic communities.

One of the most anticipated elements of the Festival are the food vendors which are organized by local businesses, non-profits, and community groups who use the proceeds earned at the festival to re-invest in their year-round cultural programming, such as classes, workshops, performances and festivals. For the volunteer cooks, as well as family and community members who assist, the Food Market provides the opportunity to gather and share their most delectable food traditions with everyone who attends the festival. The food market also serves as an incubator for small businesses.

8th Catering Greek Food

8th Catering Greek Food

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African American Faith Initiative

African American Faith Initiative

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Basque Club of Utah

Bolivian Association

Bolivian Association

Ice Cream & Paletas La Michoacana

Ice Cream & Paletas La Michoacana

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Artesanal Paletas

Artesanal Ice Cream Cups

Natural Fruit

Water

Drinks

Cotton Candy

Corn in a Cup

Jayhawk

Jayhawk

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Leilani's Eatery

Leilani’s Eatery

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Mama Africa

Mama Africa

Peruvian Traditions

Peruvian Traditions

Serbian Orthodox Church

Serbian Orthodox Church

Utah Argentinian Alliance

Utah Latino Arts

Utah Latino Arts

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Utah Tibetan Association

National Tongan American Society

National Tongan American Society

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Nepalese Association of Utah

Nepalese Association of Utah

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Italian American Civic League

Italian American Civic League

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Pakistan Association

Pakistan Association

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS & SPONSORS

Our work could not happen without all of the other arts and cultural organizations that make Salt Lake City a vibrant place to live.

Salt Lake Tribune

The Tribune is Utah’s independent voice. Building on a legacy of courageous, watchdog journalism, they strive to tell stories that are interesting, important, and inclusive. Dedicated to fairness and accuracy, we aim to engage and empower you — their readers.

Learn more here.

International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee provides opportunities for refugees, asylees, victims of human trafficking, survivors of torture, and other immigrants to thrive in America. Each year, thousands of people, forced to flee violence and persecution, are welcomed by the people of the United States into the safety and freedom of America. These individuals have survived against incredible odds. The IRC works with government bodies, civil society actors, and local volunteers to help them translate their past experiences into assets that are valuable to their new communities. In Salt Lake City and other offices across the country, the IRC helps them to rebuild their lives. Since opening its doors in 1994, the IRC in Salt Lake City has resettled nearly 12,000 refugees and provided life-changing services to thousands more in the Beehive State.

Learn more here.

Salt Lake County Mayor's Office for New Americans

The Office for New Americans established in 2016, is to improve the lives of Salt Lake County’s New American residents by maximizing their civic, social, and economic potential.

Learn more here.

Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts

Mestizo Institute of Culture and Arts is a grassroots cultural organization dedicated to arts, justice, belonging, and community power.

Learn more here.

Salt Lake County Aging and Adult Services

For over 40 years, Salt Lake County Aging & Adult Services has been the community focal-point for older adults, their families and caregivers; providing resources and services that promote the health and wellbeing of older adults while assisting and supporting seniors who need help remaining independent.
As a new generation transitions into the best phase of their lives, Aging & Adult Services remains steadfast in its commitment to service excellence, collaboration, leadership, choice, responsiveness and compassion.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters was founded as a successor organization to the National American Woman Suffrage Association by Carrie Chapman Catt in 1920, just six months before the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, giving all American women the right to vote after a 72-year fight for women’s suffrage.

Learn more here.

Nomi Health

Onsite COVID-19 Vaccinations

Nomi Health help governments, businesses, and organizations scale to meet the challenges of COVID-19 with increased access, quality, and efficiency.

Nomi Health will be providing COVID-19 Vaccinations onsite during this event.

Learn more here.

Sundance Institute

Nuestras Vidas: Latinx Shorts and New Frontier Projects

Sundance Institute presents Nuestras Vidas: Latinx Shorts

The shorts program is a curated selection of short films centering Latinx stories and filmmakers including:

Presented in collaboration with Salt Lake City Arts Council.

For more information, visit https://www.sundance.org/sundancelocals