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Appollonzima / Press

“ Festival of Sharing Roots September 9, 2012 12:00 - 5:00 pm The 9th annual “FESTIVAL OF SHARING ROOTS” will be held on Sunday, September 9 from Noon to 5:00 PM. It will be held on the St. Joseph Church parish grounds at 414 North Street, Pittsfield, MA. Hosted by St. Joseph Parish, this event highlights the many cultures that comprise the parish community. Key to the festival eight years ago was to bring people together after the 9/11 tragedy in a peaceful way and recognizes the diversity of people and families working together,having fun, sharing customs, food and heritage for the glory of God and the USA. The event has been a huge success in the past eight years and we are looking forward to another great year. ”

“Presented by the City of Pittsfield and Downtown Pittsfield, Inc., the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair features food and entertainment from around the world. Enjoy the Brazilian rhythms of Bossa Triba, Italian ‘piazza’ music by Bell ‘Accordo, salsa from Bronte Roman and El Grupo Caliente, traditional Irish tunes from Rakish Paddy, world music from HuDost, klezmer with Klezimir, and original African songs by Appollo Nzima on two different stages. The fair kicks off with an Opening Ceremony with flags, bagpipers, a color guard and more! ”

“Free and open to all, the Pittsfield Ethnic Fair will be held, rain or shine, from 12 noon to 6pm, with dozens of international food and craft vendors and two stages of music and dance including klezmer, polka and African music, salsa rhythms, Irish fiddles, and much more from around the world. Two stages will feature dancing music from the renowned recording artists the Eddie Forman Polka Orchestra; salsa and more from Bronte Roman and El Grupo Caliente; African singer-songwriter Appollo Nzima; traditional Irish tunes from Rakish Paddy; klemer music by yiddishkeit; and Middle Eastern-inflected world music by HuDost… ”