The International Arts Festival 2005, World Music in New Orleans

Morgan Heritage
Morgan Heritage
New Orleans, USA – The International Arts Festival (IAF) presents a stellar line up featuring: Akon, Common , Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick,
Maxi Priest
, Morgan Heritage, the International Garifuna Band,
Tito Puente Jr
,Neutral Sisters,
Ski Johnson,
Wild Magnolias
Bamboula 2000 and Early Brooks Jr.

The IAF is New Orleans 3rd oldest and longest running event in Marconi Meadows and only World Music festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. It’s a division of the International Arts Foundation, a non-profit 501c organization founded by New Orleans native Ernest D. Kelly. Visit the marketplace and shop for arts & crafts, music and a variety of cultural gifts. The IAF upholds its reputation for having the most delicious international foods. General admission $25. Two day passes are available for $65. Doors open at 12noon. The IAF offers air, hotel, ground transportation and admission packages through World Tours and Travel.

The International Arts Festival (IAF) welcomes TV channel UPN 54 as they
celebrate their 10th anniversary in New Orleans. The festival has always reached out to the community promoting unity among all people. “It’s a natural synergy with UPN as their programming reaches a culturally diverse audience.” UPN’s Warren Bell hosts on Saturday June 11th live at Marconi Meadows (City Park) while the festival is featured on UPN 54 from 9am – 5pm. The on site party kicks off with lots of fun including giveaways, product sampling, prizes, surprises and much more every hour on the hour.

Music has always been a motivation for spreading messages of hope, love and peace. Observing its theme of Live the Peace – Feel the Fun IAF launches five days of
motivation beginning on Tuesday June 7th through Sunday June 12th 2005.

The festival is honored to have UPN celebrate as the IAF marks 19 years of commitment to unifying a more peaceful state of mind for mankind. We welcome UPN on board. It’s a great partnership that we hope to have for many, many years.” states Damon Batiste, Marketing Director; International Arts Festival.

It’s our 10th year in New Orleans and we want to take the celebration to the people. We want to include our viewers, family and friends. Saturday is the actual anniversary date. We are partnering with the International Arts Festival through marketing programs to help draw attention to the festival and to our celebration.” states Kyle Claude, Creative Services Director of UPN 54.

Author: World Music Central News Department

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