Want to learn more about the cultural history of Brunswick County while celebrating Brunswick’s cultural diversity?
You’re in luck: the Brunswick County Intercultural Festival is finally back.
This fun, cross-cultural educational event is celebrating its 18th year, but due to the pandemic and the weather, it hasn’t happened for three years.
The festival will present a culturally enriching and entertaining experience for people of all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the different cultures of Brunswick County.
Festival president Mari-Lou Wong-Chong said the festival started as a way to help the local Hispanic community with their English and graduate from high school, with a future vision to encompass all crops in and around Brunswick County; thus the birth of the Intercultural Festival.
“The success of the festival has grown tremendously as it has evolved into it today,” she said.
This includes the international village with 20 countries represented, dancing, music and food from different countries, educating children by visiting different countries with their ‘passport’ and the participation of schools in Brunswick in the poster competition on their perception of multiculturalism.
“We are bringing the world to Brunswick County,” she added.
The festival, organized by an all-volunteer team, will once again feature performing artists, children’s activities, cultural exhibits, the “Passport to Culture” and many more events.
Ron Daise, singer, songwriter and performer, will take audiences on a journey using poetry, songs and stories to explore the connections of West African heritage to Gullah culture and the bonds that unite the culture of the African diaspora.
The international village will display cultural information from the African continent, South America, Asia and Europe.
Brunswick County Intercultural Festival, Entertainment Stage will take participants on an exciting journey to different cultures with its constant array of performers dressed in authentic traditional costumes, while entertaining with their music, dance and art forms. traditional and contemporary visuals.
The poster art competition will feature work by art students from local schools on multiculturalism. The winners will be recognized on the front of the stage.
“We have many faces, but we are one. By learning and educating ourselves about the many cultures around our community, we maximize our potential, our understanding, our acceptance, respect for each other and respect for our differences, so we can have a better community and the world. place to live. peace, ”Wong-Chong said.