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Human Relations - Sept. 17, 2019

Enjoy food, crafts and merchandise from more than 50 vendors and listen to music from the popular Reggae band Liontracks during the 2019 International Village Food and Music Festival, scheduled to be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Corpening Plaza in downtown Winston-Salem. Admission is free.

Cultures from all over the world will be showcased and celebrated through music, dancing, fashion shows, food, arts and crafts vendors, and information booths. 

Before the festival starts, a naturalization ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. in Corpening Plaza. Twenty people from 17 countries will become citizens of the United States.

Liontracks is scheduled to perform at 5 p.m. Also performing will be FOCUS, a local gospel band; a Native American demonstration by Ray and Brenda Silva; and a variety of cultural dance groups and singers. The festival also will feature entries in an art contest for K-12 students and a fashion show that is being held in conjunction with Winston-Salem Fashion Week. 

Food trucks will be stationed on the Liberty Street side of Corpening Plaza. Options will include Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, Thai, Cuban, Mediterranean, Indian, Dominican, Chinese, and more.

For more information about the International Village Food and Music Festival, go to

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