Featured Entertainers are individuals or groups who are not part of the DIFI organization--and often not from the Dayton area.
The Dream Dance Company has come from Korea; ten dancers who will perform throughout the weekend--11 times on both stages
Also new this year is Al Hambra, a traditional Lebanese solo troupe, led by Conchi Mabson. Solo dancing is like belly dancing, but very family oriented.
The African troupe Amasimbi will perform traditional Rwandan dance.
Kabluchok is a Russian performing group from Cincinnati returning this year.
And we'll have the Burundian drummers and dancers
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.
Troupe Roja is a Middle Eastern dance ensemble. Troupe director Zattana Al-Naseem is featured on this year's A World A'Fair poster. As the poster says "Expect the Unexpected."
Embajadores Peruanos, the colorful Peruvian dance group, as will Taiko, the very talented Japanese drummers.
There will be two clogging groups: Five Points Cloggers and the Live, Love, Clog cloggers.
The Swiss Yodeling Cousins will be on the Informal stage early Saturday afternoon.