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Raindate in effect: Sunday, August 5
Nassau Park Pavilion
11:00 am – 8:30 pm
FREE

WwacFest is a free one-day performance festival of diverse genres held at the Nassau Park Pavilion in the Shopping Center on Route 1 behind Panera. As of 3:20 pm 8/3/2018 the raindate of August 5, 2018 was put into effect.

The day includes world fusion, Latin jazz, storytelling, blues, R&B, circus performance, art activities, folk-art vendors, food trucks, and more.

A headlining act is selected exemplifying the intent of the festival to showcase the excitement of cultural diversity and the transformational power of the arts.

Special Thanks to

Current Line-up

Princeton School of Percussion

World Fusion

This Princeton based ensemble provides a great opportunity for percussion students of all levels to play independently while developing ensemble skills. The Princeton School of Percussion lessons are designed to enhance a student’s musicianship in all areas of percussion playing. Find out more here.

Time slot: 11-11:10 AM

Richie Olivera

World Fusion

Richie Olivera is a Peruvian musician who plays instrumental music with native South American instruments. Richie started his music education when he was 12 years old at a music program in his hometown Lima. His repertoire consists of very diverse music: anything from traditional andes music, Native American music, to the Beatles and world music. Find out more here.

Time slot: 11:10-11:30 AM

Malidelphia

World Fusion

Malidelphia is a folkloric performance-art concert bridging African immigrant and African-American communities through traditional and contemporary song, dance, music, masquerade and folklore. Inspired by Ira Bond and his experiences in West Africa, Malidelphia brings established Malian and Philadelphian musicians together to celebrate both traditional and modern styles of music and dance. Find out more here.

Time slot: 11:40 AM-12:40 PM

Noah Buchholz

Interactive Storyteller

Noah Buchholz is an American Sign language (ASL) speaker, performing artist, and translator. Having grown up in both a Deaf and hearing world, his ASL literary works communicate the beauty of Deaf culture and the struggles of Deaf people as well as educate hearing people about the reality of Deaf culture. Find out more here.

Time slot: 12:50-1:20 PM

Zaccai Curtis

Latin Jazz Fusion

Zaccai Curtis is a pianist, bandleader and musician of Puerto Rican and African American ancestry. He performs with artists such as Cindy Blackman-Santana, Brian Lynch, Ralph Peterson, Ray Vega, Antoine Roney, Wallace Roney, Jerry Gonzalez, Papo Vasquez, Donald Harrison, Stacie Orrico, and many notable others. Find out more here.

Time slot: 1:30-2:30 PM

Recycled Sounds

Folk Industrial

Recycled Sounds developed out of world renowned percussionist Dendê Macêdo’s interest in making instruments out of found materials. His sustainable practice transmits an important message about our environment, conveyed through his wacky performance on a bunch of wild looking instruments that make some interesting and distinctive sounds. Find out more here.

Time slot: 2:40-3:40 PM

Osiris Wildfire

Hip-Hop/Blues/Folk

From the City of Brotherly Love comes singer, rapper and songwriter Osiris Wildfire. Osiris creates music that encourages the nurturing Mother Earth and her inhabitants. What really drives Osiris? To be a positive and inspirational being at a high level of consciousness and to share this through his music. Find out more here. 

Time slot: 3:55-4:45 PM

Pasadeo

World Fusion

 

Pasadeo is an eclectic band based out of New Jersey, influenced by the sounds of Indie Rock, Bhangra, Spanish and Middle Eastern music. Find out more here. 

Time slot: 5:00-5:40 PM

SEJ

Jazz Fusion

Daniel is a Philadelphia-based Tabla player and percussionist. Extensive study in the US and India as well as performing with jazz legend Badal Roys “Dharma Jazz” and Grammy winner Paul Winter Consort have kept him moving further into subtle pulsations. In Philadelphia, Daniel plays with The Vehicle and with Hennessey Bonfire. Daniel teaches Tabla in the Philadelphia/Princeton area. 

Time slot: 5:50-6:55 PM

Headlining Act: Ja-Tun and Random Acts of Soul

Traditional Rhythm and Blues

Ja-Tun and Random Acts of Soul is a 5 to 8 piece unit performing a combination of cover and original R&B, Soul, Dance and Pop music. An energetic, multi-genre party band who provide an interactive live show designed to delight, they perform in Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Pocono Resorts and Central New Jersey. They have been billed alongside the likes of Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Jeff Bradshaw, and more. Find out more here. 

Time slot: 7:00-8:30 PM

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