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Fusion - Celebrating Irving's Diversity Event May 7

Celebrate the many cultures of Irving with music, dance and food. Take in a variety of eclectic live performances, enjoy a tasty treat from an array of food vendors, grab a beautiful henna tattoo or salsa around the Heritage Park stage at this event celebrating the heritage of Irving.

SATURDAY, MAY 7 | 12 TO 6 P.M.

Heritage Park. 217 S. Main St.

LIVE PERFORMANCES

REEL TREBLE

12:15 TO 12:45 P.M.

Come join multi-instrumentalists Joseph Carmichael, Antonio Santiago and Aidan Flanagan. They’ll be taking it to the next level playing traditional up-tempo foot-stomping tunes from Irish, Scottish, Old Time, Cape Breton and Bluegrass. A great mix of Celtic and Americana music.

RUSS HEWITT                                                                    

1:15 TO 2 P.M.

Award-winning guitarist Russ Hewitt has been playing guitar since he was 11. He explains his style of play as "not true Flamenco, jazz, Latin, Cuban or Brazilian, but a fusion of them all, sometimes combined together simultaneously without worrying about what particular rules that go with each style." Russ says there is a "Latin/rumba base" to all his songs but each unique in its own way. 

BANDAN KORO AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE ENSEMBLE                            

3:30 TO 4:15 P.M.

Bandan Koro African Drum and Dance Ensemble was founded by Tony Browne in 2009 as an outlet to study and share experiences associated with African culture and history with the community at large through dance, music and specialized presentations. 

GRACE HULA DANCE COMPANY                                      

2:30 TO 3:15 P.M.

ALOHA! from the Grace Hula Dance Company and Hula Halau O'Kalake. Watch the beautiful dancers sway their hips and move their hands to tell a story while the drummers hit the toere drums. The exciting, heart-pulsating fire knife dancer and fire ball twirlers also will perform.

FUSION LATINA                                                      

4:45 TO 5:30 P.M.

Fusion Latina started as a side project of a few local musicians from different Latin American countries that put a band together for clubs and events back in 2012. One of the founding musicians was Gabe Bautista, the band's current managing partner.  

From 2017-2022 Fusion Latina has performed in some of the best and most iconic venues in DFW, from the House of Blues and Frisco Hall to the Toyota Music Factory. 

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