July 17, 2012
Global Fusion Week Is Underway, Featuring Seven Days Of Multicultural Celebrations, Performances And Discounts, Concluding With The Global Fusion Festival At Penn’s Landing On Saturday, July 21
The Global Fusion Festival and Week returns for its sixth year for a week of music, food, special events and much more.
Global Fusion, presented by the Multicultural Affairs Congress, celebrates Caribbean, Hispanic, African, African-American and Asian cultures through a week of fun-filled programming, highlighted by one of the biggest all-day festivals of the year at Penn’s Landing on Saturday, July 21.
Check out our guide, below.
The Global Fusion Festival at Penn’s Landing: Saturday, July 21
This year, the Global Fusion Festival will take place from noon-8 p.m. at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. True to this year’s theme, Rhapsody, the festival combines Caribbean, Hispanic, African, African-American and Asian cultural performers, vendors and cuisine for visitors and residents to experience.
The highlight of the festival is the annual concert. This year’s impressive headliners include: Grammy award-winning R&B singer and actress Brandy, singer/songwriter Elle Varner, Luke James, Kenny Lattimore, Cody Kamhar, R.K.M. & Ken-Y and Kendrick Lamar.
Bonus: Festival entry and the concert are totally free!
Global Fusion Week: July 16-July 22
One day just isn’t enough for a multicultural celebration. Global Fusion also includes a week of entertainment, specials, dining and parties around the city.
Events and specials started yesterday and continue through Sunday, July 22. Enjoy the Caribbean sounds of steel drummers, a thrilling performance by the Minghui Dance Team, giveaways from the Global Fusion Street Ambassadors and a special salsa-themed Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among many other great events.
Also, be sure to check out Philly 360′s overview of the week.
Participating shops and restaurants will also be offering special discounts, drink and food specials and prix fixe menus throughout the week. Head over to the fest’s official site for a full list of offers and promotions.
Global Fusion Festival and Week
When: July 16-22; Festival is July 21, noon-8 p.m.
Where: Various locations throughout the week; Festival is at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Cost: Festival admission is free
More info: www.globalfusionfestival.com