World Music and Dance Performances on Bedford Day

Submitted by Bedford Embraces Diversity

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A lineup of World Music and Dance performers will enhance the Bedford Day stage adjacent to Town Center on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 22.

That’s because Bedford Embraces Diversity’s spring multi-cultural festival this year merges with Bedford Day festivities – Click this link to view, download, or print the full performances list.

The new combination will first be evident in the parade, as Grooversity, the Brazilian percussion ensemble, returns to provide an infectious rhythm and spirit for marchers and spectators alike.

On stage in the afternoon, the agenda will include Bedford High School student Datev Gevorkian performing on the traditional stringed oud. Datev, already known in the region as a virtuoso, is a member of the Armenian Youth Federation.

Also featured will be the taiko Japanese drumming group Osaiko, making a return visit to Bedford. Odaiko New England was formed in 1994 and is one of the premier taiko groups on the East Coast.  Another returning group from past festivals will be the Chinese dance group Luckiness. More folk dancing will be offered by the Spirit of TMM.

Organizers encourage resident young and old to join Bedford Embraces Diversity in the parade. Use the following link to sign up with the group you would like to represent: Click this link to sign up! Marchers can bring flags or borrow one from the group’s inventory.

For more information contact Tricia Anderson or check in at

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