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2006

FMU to host Pee Dee International Festival, Oct. 21

    FLORENCE, S.C. – Mark your calendars now! Francis Marion University will play host to the 14th-annual Pee Dee International Festival, Saturday, Oct. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    The purpose of the festival, which is free and open to the public, is to foster a better understanding of the cultures represented in the Pee Dee and increase appreciation for the global community. The event will feature music, dance, food booths, cultural displays and activities for children. The festival will be held rain or shine.

    This year’s festival will feature Brasil Brazil, offering the best-known standards of classic and contemporary Brazilian jazz. Samecumba, a Latin dance band from North Carolina, and the Florence-Darlington Strings will also perform.

    The festival will also have exotic animals from Graystone Ranch. Kairik Amanki, “Indian Emperor of the Andes,” will present music, art, and crafts from Ecuador.

    For more information, call the FMU Community Relations Office at 843-661-1225.

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Last Published: January 3, 2007 3:06 PM
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