Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival West Virginia is a festival held annually in Pipestem. It brings together different cultures through music, dance and other forms of art in a celebration of diversity. In 2020, the festival went digital. Due to the pandemic as well as other considerations, the festival will remain digital for the 2021 season, which marks its 18th year.
A multitude of performances, workshops and discussions will take place via online streaming for four days beginning on Sept. 9. The stream will be available on the Culturefest website, www.culturefestwv.com as well as Facebook and YouTube. According to an announcement posted on the festival’s Facebook page, organizers hope to be able to return to a live experience in 2022.
Musical performers include The Kind Thieves, Chupacabras, Spaceship Earth, Infinite Third and many more. There will also be dance performances including one by HeadSpin Hoop Troupe. Dance workshops will be held by Silver Arrow Flow, Project Bring Me 2 Life Network and Reena Shah. Yoga will be held by Joanie Lea Boyle.
The cyber event is currently set to begin at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 9. It will continue until 9 p.m. and then continue between 10 p.m. and midnight. Friday and Saturday will both stream between 2 and 6 p.m. as well as 8 p.m. and midnight. On Sunday, the stream will be between 2 and 6 p.m.
For more information on Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival 2021, visit the website or the festival’s Facebook page under “Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival.”
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