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Folklorama Kicks Off With Party at The Forks

August 4, 2012 8:55 AM | Entertainment

By David Klassen

A taste of Folklorama will be previewed at The Forks today, as the 2012 edition kicks off with a party on the Scotiabank Stage.

International and local performing groups will entertain during the family-friendly event beginning at 4 p.m. An ethnic market will promote wares from around the world, and a fireworks display will cap off the evening.

The Hi Life Steel Orchestra from the Caribbean Pavilion will hit the main stage at 6 p.m., followed by the Tasa Drummers of the Indo-Caribbean Paradise Pavilion at 6:45 p.m.

The Parade of Ambassadors will officially welcome the crowed at 7 p.m. Eight pavilions will then showcase their talents beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The fireworks are set for 10:45 p.m.

Folklorama begins Sunday and runs until August 18.