Western New York has a culturally diverse population and, for every group, the music of its homeland holds special meaning.
Join the Lewiston Council on the Arts for a celebration of international music and culture scheduled during the Lewiston Harvest Festival (the weekend of Sept. 23-24). Each day will feature the music of different cultures, including Native American, Scottish, African-American, Latin American, Middle Eastern, Polish, Japanese and Italian.
Events will take place in the Lewiston Peace Garden, 476 Center St.
Music is a universal language that unites, educates and opens minds. International music in the Peace Garden is designed to promote a deeper appreciation of the music, culture and heritage of the peoples in this region. Guests are invited to embrace the community's rich heritage.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Sept. 23
- Noon: Skahruret Dancers (Native American)
- 1 p.m.: MacKenzie Highlander Pipe Band (Scottish)
- 2 p.m.: Tashama Experience (African-American)
- 3 p.m.: Amor & Heritage Traditional Dance Company (Latin American)
Sunday, Sept. 24
- Noon: Nadia Ibrahim Belly Dance Company (Middle Eastern)
- 1 p.m.: Phocus Polka Band
- 2 p.m.: Raimei Tenkai Daiko (Japanese)
- 3 p.m. Formula Band (Italian)
This event is sponsored by New York Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, with a decentralization grant administered through Arts Services Initiative. It is also sponsored, in part, by the Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce and Lewiston/Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club.