Berry College will host its eighth annual World Music and Dance Festival Saturday (April 20) on the lawn in front of the college library.
Performances are scheduled for 12:30-10:15 p.m. In the event of rain, the festival will be moved indoors to the Ford Gym. The festival is free and open to the public.
This year's event will showcase a variety of different musical groups and performance artists. Scheduled performers include Sundari and Mirabai, two local Middle Eastern dance troupes; Ogya, a Chattanooga-based African tribal fusion group; Kirtan Bandits, a Berry-based Indian fusion group; Flying Mystics, a tribal groove band from Atlanta; Luther Enloe, a classical guitarist; Saddle Mountain Blue Grass Boys, a local bluegrass band; Wynne Paris who performs Indian and American Folk music and Miwase, a Rome-based Afro-Funk band.
Sponsors for the celebration of world culture include the Student Government Association, Krannert Center Activities Board, RISE (Religion in Student Experience), Department of Religion and Philosophy, Buddhist Student Group, Berry Muslim Heritage Group, Chaplain's Office, Amnesty International, Unitarian Universalists of Berry and the Interfaith Council.