Monday, June 17, 2013


Sat, June 22, 2013 2pm-7pm
Huron Multicultural Festival is held in Goderich by the Marine Museum, it is an annual free outdoor festival celebrating international customs and traditions. Multi-cultural activities for all ages. DRUMMING, Crafts, Dancing, Music, food and more 2pm – 7pm

Along with the stage performances the Festival includes opportunities for participants to interact and explore a variety of different cultures by trying their hand at international out-door games, making indigenous crafts and sampling culinary delicacies and beverages from around the world.

Festival Schedule

2-5 PM     Make & Take Crafts

                   . Drums - Huron County Library - Goderich

                     . Origami - Huron County Museum - Heidi Zoethout

                     . Wish Flags - Huron County Library - Jennifer Zoethout

3:00 PM     Diana Trzok - Fire Dancer

3:15 PM     Sadine "Sadie" Carter - Scottish Dancer

3:30 PM     Nagata Shachu - Japanese Drum Troupe

4:30 PM     Sharon Johnson - Celtic Harp

4:50 PM     Sharon Johnson with Diana Trzok

5:00 PM     Ojibway Storyteller & White Pine Dancers

5:45 PM     Diana Trzok - Fire Dancer

6:00 PM     Maracatu Baque do Bamba

7:00 PM     Wrap for more info.


Nagata Shachu

Nagata Shachu has the unique distinction of being the only group outside of Japan with the sponsorship of four major Japanese drum manufacturers…a testament to their mastery of the art form. In addition to having recorded five CDs of original music and two live DVDs, Nagata Shachu, produces its own annual concert where it premieres new works and collaborates with guest artists.

Featuring an arsenal of taiko (including the massive O-Daiko drum), bamboo flutes, the three-stringed shamisen and an array of gongs, cymbals, shakers and wood blocks, Nagata Shachu will take you on a musical journey beyond all borders.

White Pine Dancers

For the past eight years, Gonrah Desgohwah White Pine Dancers have performed for over 35,000 guests both locally and internationally in some of Southern Ontario’s most celebrated educational venues! Audiences across Southern Ontario and beyond have stated that our performance was not only entertaining, but educational as well. Many audience members commented that they had learned more about First Nations culture during our one hour performance then they had anywhere else! Our performances are interactive as well as colourful and vibrant. Our audiences always come away with a smile on their face, a smile in their spirit and a smile in their hearts…

Maracatu Baque Bamba

is an upbeat Afro Brazilian percussion group that specializes in performing and teaching the spirited cultural tradition celebrated as Maracatu de Baque Virado. The high powered group was founded by the gifted singer/songwriter and percussionist Aline Morales in 2009. Through its lively rhythmic synergy the troupe channels the raw force of the drums to create a dynamic percussive sound. In addition to its musical interpretation of Maracatu and other folkloric rhythms from the northeastern region of Brazil (Ciranda,Coco, Ijexa and more), the collective of local artists explores traditions of song and dance from this region.