Multicultural Fest is April 29



            Sights, sounds, and aromas from around the world will fill the Student Plaza as West Virginia State University holds its 19th Annual Multicultural Festival on Thursday, April 29.  Festivities begin at 11 a.m. and will continue until 3 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

            Activities at this year’s festival include ethnic music, international food sampling, , multicultural displays, poetry,  and information booths.

            Featured musical entertainment includes the Shayar and Krooshal Force, the Fairmont State University African Ensemble, and Zumba dance. 

            During the festival, WVSU has made a commitment with the YWCA to support “Stand Against Racism” with literature and ribbons regarding eliminating racism to be handed out.  

            West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black college which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution of higher education.  Students come from all over the United States plus seven foreign countries. The University prides itself on being a "living laboratory of human relations".

            For information about the festival contact LaKeisha Barron Brown at 304-766-3084 or e-mail

11:00-11:30         Shayar & Krooshal Force

11:30-12:00         Fairmont State African Ensemble

12:00-12:30         Peruvian Trio

12:30-1:00           Zumba, Edith Vergara

1:00-1:30              Shayar & Krooshal Force

1:30-2:00              Fairmont State African Ensemble

2:00-2:30              Shayar & Krooshal Force

2:30-3:00              WVSU Student Tiffany MissTalented Finkton & WVSU Leadership Poets

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