Carrousel Festival Highlights Diversity

Carrousel Of The Nations fesival logo, 2014. (Photo by Mike Vlasveld)

Carrousels by the River will host some big name acts to highlight the ethnic diversity in the city.

The festival, June 13-15, will highlight different music varieties each day with blues and jazz on Friday, Latin on Saturday and Women of Song on Sunday.

Artistic Director Alexander Zonjic says people will recognize big names like Jose Feliciano and Buffy Sainte-Marie in the line-up. “It’s a multicultural event put on by the Multicultural Council and we basically market it and think of it as a world music festival so every year the themes vary slightly.”

Carrousels around the city will be held the following two weekends to highlight the many different ethnic communities in the area.