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In a year that has brought much culture to the City of Moncton through the welcoming of new residents, this year’s Mosaïq Multicultural Festival will certainly hold significance. Organizers are currently finalizing the plans for presentations and entertainment of the 12th edition of the Mosaïq Multicultural Festival, happening July 15 and 16 in downtown Moncton. They are now ready to release the schedule and artists who will be participating in this free two-day event in our beautiful downtown. Taking place from 11 am to 11 pm on Friday and 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday, the festival will feature kids’ activities, international cuisine and market, as well as a lively multicultural entertainment line-up. “We invite all of downtown Moncton to visit the Festival for lunch on Friday, July 15th and take in a lunch-time show. Papa Ya will take the stage at 12:30 to give an opportunity to both lunch crowds to enjoy his Acadian-reggae style.” says Justin Ryan, interim Executive Director of MAGMA-AMGM. And if this leaves everyone wanting more, they won’t be disappointed because Friday night will literally be a world-class concert event!” Friday’s evening concert will first start off at 4:30 pm, with the return of Mosaïq’s interactive Drum Circle, where everyone is invited to bring a drum representing their cultures and join in the circle. The International Stage at City Hall Plaza will then host Canada’s Got Talent contestant and YouTube sensation Francelle Maria, followed by some toe tingling Latin music by A La Vino Tinto, and then Canadian Folk Music nominee Ayrad. Headlining on Friday, and his first visit to Atlantic Canada, is Juno nominee for R&B Soul Recording of the Year, Raghav. Raghav brings with him a unique blend of Indian pop, contemporary R&B Soul, and Reggae fusion music. The World Village will be open for business on Friday 11 am to 10 pm and on Saturday from 11 am to 7pm and will host international food vendors, arts and crafts merchants, as well as ethno-cultural associations from the region. On Saturday, there will be a variety of ethno-cultural entertainment in the morning at the Moncton and Dieppe Markets, as well as at City Hall Plaza from 12pm-7pm. “Saturday afternoon will feature performances from the various local ethno-cultural Associations such as the Bhutanese-Nepali, Chinese, Scottish, Indo-Canadian, Filipino and the Russian Associations.” says Ajit Gautam, Chairperson of Mosaïq 2016. “It’s a perfect opportunity to truly represent Moncton’s multiculturalism and a testament to the growing diversity in our city.” The Kids’ Pavilion will also be open on both days, and will include a host of free activities, such as the Youth Olympïqs, inflatable games, crafts, mascots’ visits and workshops. The full schedule of events for the Kids’ Pavilion will be released in July. “The Mosaïq Multicultural Festival is a wonderful opportunity for Monctonians to ‘travel’ the world during two glorious days of celebrating the many cultures and traditions that enrich our community through music, food and crafts. The City of Moncton is pleased to support this annual event that honours and appreciates the diversity that makes our city great,” said Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold. For the full schedule of the Mosaïq Multicultural Festival, please visit our website at www.MosaiqMoncton.ca/schedule.

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For more information or for an interview, please contact Danielle Leger, Event Coordinator for Mosaïq Multicultural Festival (info@mosaiqmoncton.ca or 506.857.8072). www.mosaiqmoncton.ca

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