Riverfront Park, Salem
The weekend extravaganza includes three processions and more than 120 performances, demonstrations and workshops, plus a hundred cultural vendors and exhibitors. The 23-acre park is covered with nine performance areas and five World Villages, each with a children’s cultural tent with free activities. The Festival features music from around the world, cultural arts, dance and food including Middle Eastern and North African Dance and drumming
For more information please visit the World Beat website
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East. As a National Resource Center for Middle East Studies under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI program, the Center serves as a resource on issues pertaining to the Middle East through activities that reach students and scholars, as well as businesses, educators, and the media. The Middle East Studies Center supports academic conferences, workshops, cultural events, lectures, and a resource library.