City of Alexandria to Host Alexandria Multicultural Fest: Celebrating Alexandria’s Diversity on Saturday, September 14

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For Immediate Release: August 30, 2013

Alexandria Multicultural Fest Celebrates Alexandria’s Diversity

City of Alexandria to host 2nd Annual Alexandria Multicultural Fest on Saturday, September 14 from noon to 4 p.m. at Four Mile Run Park and Community Building, 4109 Mt. Vernon Ave. Admission is free.

Designed to bring community members together to celebrate Alexandria’s diversity, Alexandria Multicultural Fest features entertainment for all ages including live music and activities representing the region’s cultures. Performances include music from “Kate Moran Band,” “Higher Hands” and “Melodica Oriental,” as well as a variety of dance styles. Free games and activities will highlight a broad range of cultures while international crafts and cuisines will be available for purchase.

“Kate Moran Band” will perform pop/rock featuring songs about her experience growing up in Alexandria. “Higher Hands” describe their signature sound as “FUNK… steeped in soul, infused with a love of hip-hop, and tempered with an honest appreciation of R&B and Jazz.” El Salvadoran and Honduran musicians form the group “Melodica Oriental” and perform in the traditional Latino style.

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The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Kelly Gilfillen with the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.4644 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail