Celebrate World’s Cultures at “Mosaic Festival"
Shaker Square    Saturday June 17, 2006    Noon until 10 pm

“Mosaic Festival" Celebrates World’s Cultures

Cleveland, Ohio, June 8, 2006 – Mosaic at Shaker Square, an exhilarating cultural event celebrating the ethnic traditions so prevalent in northeastern Ohio is scheduled from noon until 10:00 pm on Saturday, June 17, 2006. Co-sponsored by The Coral Company and The Plain Dealer, this festival will provide fun and entertainment for the entire family. Through its community networking initiatives, the International Community Council (ICC) is also participating and bringing a wide range of entertainment.

Two special stages will be set-up to showcase dancers, singers, musicians from our cultural community. Presented with the support of ICC are the following performing groups:

  • Brazil – Grouppo Brazil
  • Columbia – Colombian Children’s Dance Group
  • Hungary – Csárdás Dance Company
  • Italy – Verlezza Dance Troupe
  • Jamaica – 7 Mile Isle Steel Drum Band
  • Japan – Sho-jo-ji Japanese Dance Group plus Japanese Sword demonstration
    and Origami demonstrations
  • Lebanon - SRBIJA Folklore Dancers
  • Mexico – Mariachi Joya de Mexico Band
  • Middle East – Troupe Shabaana Belly Dancers
  • Russia – Greater Cleveland Russian Chorus
  • Scotland – Red Hackle Pipe and Drum Corps
  • United States – ATA Karate for Kids, Prayer Warriors Chorus, and Up Ensemble

For schedule of performances click here.

The Square’s incomparable restaurants will sell sampler-sized foods under the shade of a tent erected in front of their restaurants and decorated in the theme of their representative country. Live world music will continue long into the evening to entertain the patio diners and crowds of passers-by. The wild calypso beat of the steel drums, the vibrant sounds of a mariachi band, and the resonating sounds of Brazilian music, will get your feet moving and your hearts singing throughout the night.

During the event, Shaker Square merchants will participate in a day long sidewalk sale.

To learn more, the Plain Dealer June 16th Friday Magazine section will include a 4-page full color insert  with a schedule of events and entertainment, as well as a map of the Square showing all the stores, restaurants, and entertainment, as well as all the available parking.

Mosaic at Shaker Square has been made possible through the participation of the International Community Council (ICC). ICC works with a wide variety of partners to provide exposure of our international communities’ rich cultural resources to the community.

Source: Press release from The Coral Company.

 The Mosaic Festival is co-sponsored by The Plain Dealer and The Coral Company, with participation by the International Community Council


Schedule of Events    Saturday, June 17, 2006


All Day

12:45 - 1:15

 1:30 - 2:00

2:00 - 5:00

2:05 - 3:00

3:15 - 3:45

4:00 - 4:30

4:30 - 5:00


10,000 Villages
International Community Council,
Plain Dealer

Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dance Troupe

Colombian Folk Dance


ATA Karate for Kids

Russian Choral Group

Storyteller, Norma Powell

Troupe Shabaana Belly Dancers

Fashion & Beauty on the Square
(Noire Blanc Salon)

noon - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 2:00

2:00 - 3:00

3:00 - 4:00

4:15 - 4:45

4:00 - 4:30

5:00 - 6:00

Csardas Dance Company

Mariachi Band

Prayer Warriors

Japanese Sword Demonstration

Verlezza Dance

Pipe and Drum – ON THE GRASS

Steel Drum Trio

6:00 - 7:00

7:00 - 8:00

8:00 - 9:00

9:00 - 10:00

Mariachi Band (Luchita’s)

Steel Drum Band (Balaton)

Grupo Brazil (Saravá)

Up Ensemble (Fire

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