Featured Entertainers are individuals or groups who are not part of the DIFI organization and usually not from the Dayton area. There will be a LOT of Featured Entertainers for 2013. They include:
Zabava, which in Russian means “joy, fun, and pleasure” is a company of enthusiasts of international dances, lovers of art, and advocates of multiculturalism in their community.ethnically we originate from Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Byelorussia, and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
There will be a FLAMENCO dancing group from Columbus
VEREA, a Bulgarian performing group from Chicago, was formed to preserve and further the Bulgarian culture and traditions in the United States and to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about the richness of Bulgarian folklore.
KABLUCHOK is a Russian performing group from Cincinnati.
And we'll have drummers and dancers from BURUNDI!
The very popular KENYA SAFARI ACROBATS will be returning this year. The World's premier African Acrobats; hailing from Mombassa Kenya, will leave you astounded and amazed at their extraordinary feats of acrobatics.
STEVE FREE, an award-winning and internationally recognized guitarist, singer, and songwriter is also returning. He is a storyteller who tells his stories in song. A Native Appalachian and Native American (Shawnee/Cherokee), and an accomplished flute player he has received a nomination as Emerging Artist of the Year for the Americana Music Awards in Nashville. Listen to this sample of Steve's music.
Verea Bulgarian performers
Burundi Drummers & Dancers
Friday FORMAL 9:45-10:00, INFORMAL 7:00-7:15
Saturday FORMAL 12:15-12:30
INFORMAL 1:30-1:45, 9:00-9:15
Sunday FORMAL 2:30-2:45, INFORMAL 12:15-12:30
El Ritmo Flamenco Dancers
Sunday FORMAL 2:15-2:30, INFORMAL 3:15-3:30
Steve Free-Native American
Sunday FORMAL 2:45-3:00, INFORMAL 1:00-1:15
Kabluchok - Russia
Saturday FORMAL 8:00-8:15, INFORMAL 6:15, 6:30
Kenya Safari Acrobats
Saturday FORMAL 2:00-2:15, 9:00-9:15,
INFORMAL 4:15-4:30, 6:45-7:00
Sunday FORMAL 5:15-5:30, INFORMAL 2:00-2:15
Verea Bulgarian Performers
Saturday FORMAL 12:30-12:45; 3:15-3:30
INFORMAL 5:45-6:00; 9:15-9:45
Zabava Georgian Performers
Saturday FORMAL 8:45-9:00, INFORMAL 6:30-6:45