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Island Cultural Festival returns to Glendale Nov. 6

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Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 7:30 pm

The fourth annual West Valley Island Cultural Festival is a multi-cultural event celebrating island music and dance from Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Glendale Adult Center.

There are contests, giveaways, dance and music workshops given by the performers, craft activities for all ages, and a singles mix and mingle for marriage minded individuals. Single women are encouraged to wear a flower behind their right ear (a Hawaiian tradition) and single men are encouraged to wear a green maile lei.

Some of the dances will be: Polynesian, Salsa, Belly, and more! The festival will feature talented musicians, teachers, and dance performers, offering attendees an enjoyable experience.

The festival will have its first Hawaiian and Tahitian dance competition. There will be different levels of competition, ranging from beginners to more experienced dancers.

There will be a presentation of awards! Lifetime Achievement Awards as well as certificates of achievement will be presented to individuals and groups for their contributions to island dance and music.

Businesses looking for entertainment for their events should attend this festival. There is new talent waiting to be discovered.

For information, visit www.wvislandculturalfest.com, www.facebook.com/WestValleyIslandCulturalFestival or twitter.com/WVCulturalFest.

Admission is $10 per person, with children age 15 and under free and 50 percent of the admission fee will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix. Admission is non-refundable.

For information on sponsorship packages, email sponsors@wvislandculturalfest.com. For inquiries about volunteering, vendors, workshops, and performing, send email to: volunteers@wvislandculturalfest.com, performers@wvislandculturalfest.com, workshops@wvislandculturalfest.com orvendors@wvislandculturalfest.com.

For general inquiries contact info@wvislandculturalfest.com or 623-255-8491.

Kumu Kalena is the founder of the West Valley Island Cultural Festival. Kalena is Artistic Director of Tropical Polynesian Productions, www.tropicalpolynesianproductions.com.

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