This weekend, FusionFest returns to downtown Orlando in a showcase of the diversity that makes the city so wonderful on November 27-28, 2021.
The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will host the event, which is free to attend, in its outdoor Frontyard Festival area.
The two-day multicultural festival draws people from more than 100 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word, games, and interactive activities, and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stages, gallery and interactive installations at FusionFest.
Guests this year will experience the all-new Opening Spectacle, a fully staged presentation under the direction of Joshian Morales taking place not only on the OUC/Massey Stage in front of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, but all around the audience that will gather to watch.
A specially commissioned fanfare by composer Keith Lay will announce to one and all, with brass and musical “sounders” made from train horns from surrounding rooftops, that FusionFest is open for a day of fun and fascinating cultural exchange.
Dancers representing Orlando’s multitude of cultures will celebrate with music and song provided by drummers, trumpeters and flags from around the globe.
From there, FusionFest guests will enjoy festival favorites: International Marketplace, screening the MYgration Films in partnership with Global Peace Film Festival, Diversitastic! Choir, Visual Arts Gallery, two stages featuring music, dance, spoken word and fashion, exciting prizes, community panels and Fusion contests.
New at FusionFest this year is the Family Village featuring a Cardboard Village of the World, the Fun & Games Tent and the Family Art Tent. Cultural Displays, Faiths Displays and FLY with FusionFest, in partnership with Caribbean American Passport Magazine, who are sponsoring a raffle for two air tickets from Caribbean Airlines are also new this year.
FusionFest is a nonprofit organization operating with support from Orange County Government, the Orlando Downtown Development Board and the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
FusionFest is free to attend, but you can upgrade your experience with VIP Passports that can be ordered in advance online or purchased at the festival for a donation of $25 or more. The VIP Passports include: (1) Neck Wallet, (4) Food Tokens, (1) Souvenir Button, (1) Prize Ticket and (1) FLY with FusionFest Raffle Ticket (flights for two anywhere in the Caribbean).
For more information, visit FusionFest.org.
[photo credit: LL Productions]
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