The South Orange/Maplewood Community Coalition on Race is proud to present XRootsFest (cross-roots-Fest), an annual multicultural heritage festival that is one the most diverse and interactive events in the area. Returning for its fourth season (previously called the Cultural Heritage Festival), XRootsFest will take place at Flood’s Hill in South Orange’s Meadowland Park on June 24th from 12 pm to 5 pm. Beatrice Carter, radio and TV personality, will return to MC the event.
A family-friendly event that is free to the public, XRootsFest celebrates the culture, arts and community spirit of the region by bringing together a variety of talented performers who showcase the many cultures in our community and throughout New Jersey. Plus, the festival includes a marketplace of vendors with a variety of international foods, arts and crafts.
The dynamic lineup of multicultural performances includes African Dance Company Usaama; Children’s Japanese Taiko Drumming group Biwanko; Indian dance performers Creations Dance Academy; Native American educational and performance group Red Storm Drum & Dance troupe; Haitian band Rara Pa Nou; and musician and storyteller Ahrmondylla Best who draws on Native Americana and African ritual.
For more information on XRootsFest, visit www.twotowns.org/Xrootsfest or call 973-761-6116.