New audio pageant vows to be ‘an incredible summer months celebration’

‘The whole point of it is to bring with each other varied cultures, songs variations and artists from all-around the earth,’ organizer suggests of A single Entire world New music Competition coming to Midland

New music from diverse cultures close to the globe can be seasoned at the Just one Entire world Audio Pageant in Midland Aug. 11 and 12.

The very first competition of its form functions a Friday evening live performance at the Midland Cultural Centre by Sultans of String, who have done in Midland in advance of, followed by a whole day and night time of music outside in the park on the Huronia Museum grounds on Saturday.

“I’m hoping it will be an remarkable summer months celebration,” said organizer John French of the Brookside Songs Association.

“The whole issue of it is to bring collectively various cultures, songs variations and artists from all over the globe to generate a vivid and immersive songs practical experience,” he explained.

The atmosphere ought to be full of electrical power and celebration and a perception of unity, French added.

“Just after the pandemic I believe it is really a lot more essential than ever to have options the place people today can appear with each other in a joyful practical experience.”

The Sultans of String are presenting the Refuge Venture Friday night at 7 p.m. Band member Chris McKhool reported he is hunting forward to bringing his presentation, that includes a online video component of musicians from close to the world, to the phase in Midland.

“We really like our audience every time we execute in Midland. This is a pretty particular show that honours the contributions of new immigrants and refugees to Canada, as properly as artists who have been ambassadors for peace. What a delight to be component of the incredibly initially One Planet Music Pageant.”

The standard band customers will be joined by Alberto Suarez from Cuba, Majd Sekkar, from Syria, Saskia Tomkins, from the Uk, and Tamar Ilana with Flamenco and Arabic dance.

The Sultans of String will also be performing Saturday but with the Fiddle Hearth present, intended for children, some of whom will be invited on stage to try percussion instruments from all over the world.

Saturday’s event consists of international foods vendors in the museum parking great deal and a kid’s exercise village.

The musical line up is as follows:


  • 12:00 p.m. – Opening ceremony with neighborhood Indigenous performers
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  • 12:30 p.m. – Neema Children’s Choir and Dancers from Uganda
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  • 1:30 p.m. – Sultans of String’s Fiddle Hearth kid’s present with Chris McKhool
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  • 2:30 p.m. – Ariko French-Canadian relatives band from Lafontaine
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  • 3:30 p.m. – Christopher Hale – He will be enjoying the Indian sitar and tambla
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  • 4:30 p.m. – Okavango African Orchestra who will be enjoying African audio
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  • 5:30 p.m. – Huronia Sizzling Strings who play gypsy jazz
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  • 6:30 p.m. – Pan Fantasy Steel Band from North York
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  • 7:30 p.m. – Tamar Ilana and Ventanas who participate in Mediterranean and Flamenco audio and dancers
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  • 8:30 p.m. – Okavanga African Orchestra
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  • 9:30 p.m. – Huronia Scorching Strings
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This is the first A person Earth Audio Competition, but organizers say it might not be the previous.

“The important detail is for men and women to come and make it a good results so we can switch it into an once-a-year function,” mentioned French.

Tickets can be acquired on the web by way of the Brookside Tunes Affiliation web page and at the Midland Cultural Centre box office environment.

Tickets for the Friday evening Sultans of String concert are $30. If acquired with a Saturday go, they are $20.

Tickets for the Saturday tunes competition are $30 for a one ticket, or $50 for a couple or family.