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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham Centre Common Cultural District announced today, May 26, the performance line up for their “Many Cultures, One Heart” multicultural festival on June 18. The festival will unveil the 32 heart sculptures that are part of the Cultural District’s new public art project. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Framingham Centre Common, allowing the public to explore all of the statues as well as dozens of arts and crafts booths and a series of multicultural dance and music performances.

The schedule includes:

10:00-10:30 Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (voice & guitar)
10:30-11:00 CJT Dream Dance (classical Chinese & K-Pop dancers)
11:00-11:30 Kasibahagua Indigenous Dancers
11:30-12:00 The Brothers Walk Band (James Brown tribute band)
12:00-12:30 MOHI Parivar (classical Indian and Bollywood dancers)
12:30-1:00 Phoenix Orchestra (Latin & South American music)

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1:00-1:30 Ezekiel’s Wheels Klezmer Band (traditional Jewish music)
1:30-2:00 Tarciso Alves Band (Brazilian guitar & Afro-Latino drums)
2:00-2:30 Los Sugar Kings (Spanish band)
2:30-3:00 Heavey Quinn Academy of Irish Dance

The public art project and festival is designed to highlight the many artistic and ethnic faces of
Framingham, and the performances selected reflect that diversity. More details on the
performers can be found online at

The festival is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

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“We are thrilled to be able to support a public art project and festival that is so focused on
celebrating the underrepresented voices of our community. I love the diverse mix of festival
performances and think the event will be a great draw for the region,” says Erin Lynch,
Executive Director of the MetroWest Visitors Bureau.

The festival and public art project have generated widespread financial support through grants
and sponsorships. The FCCCD announced that seven organizations stepped forward with a Gold
Sponsorship contribution, including Whole Foods Market, the MetroWest Visitors Bureau,
Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Access Framingham Television, The TJX Foundation, the
Massachusetts Cultural Council, and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism.

For more
information on the project or festival, please visit

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