Category: Community - Original Published on Friday, 28 June 2013 09:00 Written by MIchigan Chronicle
The Detroit Eastern Market will host its first World Groove at the Eastern Market Music Festival on Sunday, June 30, beginning at noon and ending at midnight. This event will feature an exciting cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and festivities as well as visual and performing arts.
A free Caribbean parade will kick off the World Groove at noon, beginning on Russell at I-375 and ending at Wilkins in front of the festival stage. Parade participants in colorful and striking costumes, representing the various islands of the Caribbean, will be dancing to the sound of calypso, soca, reggae, African, Haitian, Latin and steelband music.
Noon — Caribbean parade
1:00 p.m. — Gratitude Steel Band
2:30 p.m. — Ras Kente & The Take No Prisoners Posse
4:00 p.m. — Bombarica Puerto Rican Dance Troupe
5:30 p.m. — Akoben
7:00 p.m. — Dubtonic Kru
8:30 p.m. — Indika Reggae Band
10:30 p.m. — Universal Expression
Tickets are $10 per person or $25 per family and can be purchased online at the Detroit Eastern Market website, at the Friends of the Detroit Eastern Market booth in Shed 2 or at the Easter Market administration offices located at 2934 Russell. Individuals can also purchase a World Grove at Eastern Market T-shirt for $20 and receive a free admission ticket to the music festival.
For more information or to purchase a T-shirt or tickets, call 313.833.9300 or visit the Detroit Eastern Market Website at www.detroiteasternmarket.com.
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