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10-04-2004

One World Tribe To Perform Eclectic Music At World In Potsdam Diversity Festival October 16

[A photograph of One World Tribe for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/oneworldtribe.jpg]

One World Tribe, North America’s premier world music ensemble, will bring their eclectic blend of ethnic music to the North Country with a performance at the 11th Annual "World in Potsdam" Diversity Festival on Saturday, October 16, at the Cheel Campus Center at Clarkson University. The performance is scheduled from 4:30-6:30 p.m.oneworldtribe

One World Tribe is an afro-beat, funk, reggae, Latin and world beat orchestra, featuring an ensemble of musicians and dancers. The group’s danceable fusion of sounds has received enthusiastic praise from music critics and listeners alike.

Founded by Kenny Tompson from northwest Philadelphia, One World Tribe was created to bring together musicians of various musical and ethnic backgrounds in order to break down social and racial barriers. Band members hail from all over the world, including Jamaica, Sudan and Senegal.

Each year, the World in Potsdam Diversity Festival brings community members together for an all-day celebration of the cultures and peoples from around the world that highlights diversity while at the same time reinforcing global unity. The festival kicks off at noon and all events are free and open to the public.

This year’s entertainment and activities schedule includes:

12:20-1 p.m. Rob Roy Pipers and Dancers

1-3 p.m. Food From Around the World

1-1:45 p.m. International Folk Dances from Serbia, Greece, Quebec, Bulgaria, Hungary and Armenia

1:45-2:15 p.m. Pinata Party

2-3 p.m. Multicultural Games

2-4 p.m. International Film: "Together," Mandarin Chinese film, English subtitles, rated PG; 13-year-old violinist and the corrupting power of money and misguided friendships

2-4 p.m. Student Performances

4:30-6:30 p.m. One World Tribe music performance

The World in Potsdam Diversity Festival is co-sponsored by the Village of Potsdam, Clarkson University, and SUNY Potsdam. For more information, call 315-268-6680 or visit www.worldinpotsdam.org.
[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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