Friday, March 20, 2009

Pangaea Frederick Main Stage Entertainment Announced

Pangaea Frederick Main Stage Entertainment Announced

Festival will feature music from Irish, Hispanic, Asian, and German cultures

Pangaea Frederick – A Festival Celebrating Our Heritage, is fast becoming a landmark, cultural event in Frederick as it seeks to unite the growing diversity within the community. Scheduled for Saturday, May 9th, the festival will take place at the Westridge Square Shopping Center, Route 40 West/Golden Mile. A Naturalization Ceremony will kick festivities off at 11:00 a.m., followed by a day filled with food, art, music and displays from around the globe.

Presented by The Frederick County Human Relations Commission (HRC), in partnership with Celebrate Frederick and The City of Frederick, are happy to announce the following entertainers slated for the 2009 Pangaea Frederick Main Stage:

    Noon-1 p.m. JCJ Band

    1:30-2:15 p.m. Heidi und Heimet Echo Showband

    2:30-3:15 p.m. Asian Fortune Performances – Special thanks to L.I.F.E. & Discovery.

    3:30- 4:30 p.m. Donegal Xpress

    5:00-6:00 p.m. Telesma

Back for a second year, the JCJ Band will be performing their saucy Hispanic beats, and entertaining audiences with Cumbia, Merengue and techno style music. Started in 1990, this versatile band has had the opportunity to play at the largest Hispanic festivals in D.C., northern V.A., New York, Philadelphia and Boston. Frederick crowds will fall in love with the well known band as they exhibit professionalism in their up-to-date song gamut and original arrangements.

New to Pangaea, Celebrate Frederick welcomes Heidi und Heimet Echo Showband. The authenticity of this German folklore band is in the name, as the duo offers an entertaining tour of German culture through music and song. The Echo Band has performed at the prestigious Kennedy Center and the National Theatre, as well as a large assortment of breweries and festivals. As part of their custom, Heidi und Heimet Echo Showband will come to the festival dressed in traditional garb.

Local non-profit organization, L.I.F.E. & Discovery, will once again bring an assortment of Asian performers that will highlight Chinese, Burmese, Korean and Indian heritages. As part of Asian Heritage month, festival goers will be able to enjoy the Korean drum, Burmese and Indian dancers and the Chinese lion dance.
Come prepared to get your hands clapping and your feet dancing with Donegal Xpress, a band that combines traditional Irish music with strong, beat rhythms to create tunes that are sure to make you want to dance the Irish jig. In combination with electric and acoustic guitar, Donegal Xpress includes a superb fiddle, whistle and highland pipes to reproduce the genuine sounds of Ireland.

Based in Baltimore but featured all over the Mid-Atlantic region, Telesma fuses ancient and modern instrumentation and spirit to inspire audiences with their grooving music. They incorporate tribal drums, percussion, a bamboo mouth harp and others with modern technology to create a sound that is unique and electrifying.

This event is made possible by the generous support of our Corporate Community. Our 2009 Sponsors are: Spires Sponsors – Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union and Weis Markets; Carillon Sponsors – Comcast, Roy Rodgers-A Plamondon Company, Sandy Spring Bank and WFRE/WFMD; Bandshell Sponsors – BB&T, The Frederick News-Post and NBC 25; Program Sponsors – Bud Light/Wantz Distributors, Frederick Arts Council, JP Morgan Chase and Renewal by Andersen.

Schedule is subject to change. For more information, please call 301-600-2844 or visit
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