Fun Fest

Join Música Franklin
5th Annual Fun Fest
Sunday, May 21, 12:30-5:30pm
Unity Park in downtown Turners Falls, MA.

This FREE all-day festival features world class musical performances, crafts, dance, and storytelling- entertainment for the whole family! Enjoy performances in a beautiful riverfront setting by the raucous Expandable Brass Band, three-time TONY award winner Abena Koomson-Davis, story weaver Djeli Forchion, Sir Mimealot, and Brazilian musician Isabella Mendes. Elsa Borrero will share a Latin dance workshop followed by high-energy Afro-Andean World Beat legends VIVA QUETZAL!

Viva Quetzal is a Massachusetts-based group featuring members originating in Chile, Panama, Venezuela and the U.S. Their music peppers its Andean roots with elements of rock, jazz and world beat. “…Viva Quetzal’s brand of music is more than eclectic or rhythmic, it’s spiritual, it’s all cultures existing as one. That’s universal music!” (Cashbox magazine, NYC).

Fun Fest is funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and six New England state arts agencies. With additional support from: RiverCulture, MCC, Community Foundation of Western Mass, Franklin First Credit Union, Greenfield Savings Bank, Clifford Oliver Photography, Art Space Greenfield, The Art Garden, Paul Redeker Rentals, and Franklin County Community Development Corporation.
Música Franklin is a free after-school music and social justice training for youth in Greenfield and Turners Falls. The mission of Música Franklin is to prepare students for a brighter future through music.
12:30: Expandable Brass Band
1pm: Abena Koomson-Davis
1:40pm: Expandable Brass Band
2pm: Música Franklin students
2:45pm: Story Weaving with Djeli Forchion
3pm: Sir Mimealot
3:15pm: Isabella Mendes
4pm: Latin dance workshop with Elsa Borrero
4:30pm: Viva Quetzal
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