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Festival of Nations Celebrated in Iceland

New Icelanders will celebrate the fourth annual Festival of Nations in Jadarsbakki, the local sports hall in Akranes, west Iceland (about a 40-minute drive from Reykjavík), on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm.


From the Festival of Nations in 2007. Photo by Zoë Robert.

The program includes performances by people of different nationalities, food tasting, face painting, clowns and balloon sculptures, henna hand painting and Halloween games, a press release describes.

Among performers are Jussanam da Silva, a Brazilian jazz singer who is facing eviction from Iceland, Icelandic rock legend Megas and Stúlkurnar, an Icelandic girl band singing Celtic songs.

The program also includes Cheick Ahmed Tidiane Bangoura, presenting African drumming from Gineau Bissau, Bulgarian, Mexican and Filipino dancing, Polish, Cuban and Nigerian music and more.

Traditional food from India, Russia, Mexico, Scotland, Jamaica, Poland, Libya, The Philippines, Palestine, Hungary, Poland, Germany, Morocco, Kenya, Nigeria, China and Iceland will be on offer.

The event is hosted by the Society of New Icelanders. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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