3rd Annual East-West Music & Dance Festival


Feb 19 2025



The Shruti Foundation proudly presents (Under the Community Arts Impact Grant program of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County) the 3rd Annual East-Wes Music & Dance Festival. Family-friendly & Free entry entire Tampa Bay community.

The event will be held on February 19, 2023, from 1 to 7 pm. Water Works Park 1710 North Highland Avenue Tampa, FL 33602

The 3rd Annual East-West Music & Dance Festival will feature over 100 performers of both eastern and western styles from the Tampa Bay community and beyond for a one-of-a-kind event that stretches hands across geographic and cultural lines in order to come together in the spirit of unity and the universal language of song and dance.

The event will feature local food vendors, jewelry, clothing, and other service vendors with family activities in the public area. The festival will feature both large and small group performances. Over 100 dancers from around the world, including different forms such as Indian folk, Bollywood, African dance forms, Flamenco dance, Belly Dance, and more.

Local and national touring acts like La Lucha (Latin Jazz Band), Rumbero’s De Tampa Bay (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata & More), Africa Meets India (Morikeba Kouyate & Friends), Shankh & Friends (Rhythms around the World Ensemble). Spinning Canvas (Indian Folk & Bollywood Dance group directed by Shivali Vyas), Dr. Payal Patel (Bollywood fitness dance), Rudram dance company lead by Tara Bikkasani (Folk dance), Irene Rimer and group (Flamenco dance), Vania Ojeda (Belly Dance), Karmen Plasencia (Sunset Yoga) are participating in this celebration of global music and dance!

The East-West Music & Dance Festival is supported by a CAIG Events Partnership Grant from the Cultural Arts Commission, part of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County. Spend your Sunday soaking up the sights and sounds from all corners of the globe at the City of Tampa’s Water Works Park, a riverfront park with a large bandshell for performances, wide-open green space, covered and shaded picnic areas, a playground and splash pad, even a dog park. The park is adjacent to the City of Tampa’s Riverwalk, a 2.6-mile pedestrian trail along the Hillsborough River. Many vendors are available for ethnic food, jewelry, clothing, massages, and arts.

Tampa’s Shruti Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to promoting Indian and World Culture in the Tampa Bay community.

The Shruti Foundation – Uniting the World through the power of Music & Dance.

For more information, visit – shrutifoundationtampa.org.



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