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Tai Chi Sword Display, By Sensei Jones Of ‘Sachem Health’ — At The Laconia Multicultural Festival 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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I made a quick video with music — just 19 seconds.

Worth watching.


They had done a full Tai Chi show in the City Hall plaza from what I gather. I just happened to catch this sword display as I was meandering through to see what caught my eye. It was definitely colorful and I knew that the dramatic poses would make good photos. So, quickly shot a sequence of 19 — which is where the above video came from. It was cool.


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by Anura Guruge


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“Mariachi Mexico Antiguo” At The Laconia Multicultural Festival 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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They played from 1:00 to 1:30pm & again from 2:00 to 2:30pm. They were good. Since we got there shortly after 1pm and left around 2:45pm they were really the ONLY music we managed to catch at the Rotary Park Band Stand. There was a Reggae band at the City Hall plaza, playing at the same time, and I caught some of their performance and took some pictures.


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Striking, Much Needed “Peace VW Bus” & “Peace VW Bug” At Laconia Multicultural Festival 2018.

by Anura Guruge


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Hard to miss. I knew I had to take some pictures. The message was GREAT — and much needed — and it was so photogenic. I knew that the colors would come out well. I was not disappointed. Very nice couple. I chatted briefly with them. A wonderful, worthwhile project and it must be very rewarding for them. Kudos & Bravo.


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2017 “Laconia Multicultural Festival” Is On Saturday, September 9 — BUT With A Very Limited Program.

by Anura Guruge


2017 Laconia Multicultural Festival Program

Click here to access their official Website — with this program.


2014 Program

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My post on that 2014 Program.


Wow. Wow. Wow!

I was planning to go — given that I have only missed two of the 16 Laconia Multicultural Festivals. Hence why I went looking for the program. Yikes.

Yes, I am very familiar and fond of ‘Sayon Camara‘ — a perennial favorite at both the Concord and Laconia multicultural events. But, ….

Wonder what happened? This is WAY SCALED back. I will have to talk to some folks to get the story.


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by Anura Guruge

Neha Parikh’s Sensational Indian Dancers At Concord (NH) ‘Multicultural Festival’, June 24, 2017 — Part I.

by Anura Guruge


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I had the honor and pleasure of meeting Neha Parikh at the ‘Laconia Multicultural Festival’ in September 2015. Given that I was yet again taking pictures we struck up a relationship and I send her all the pictures I took.

Click image to access the pictures from Laconia.

When I joined the organizing committee for the 2017 Concord ‘Multicultural Festival’ I put forward Neha’s name as a ‘must have’ — before I had checked with Neha whether she would be amenable. Luckily for I and for Concord, Neha, ever gracious and helpful, agreed to participate. The rest is history.

As I always knew Neha’s amazingly talented and dedicated dancers were a HUGE HIT. I heard people talking in AWE as I was taking these picture.

This was a HUGE coup for Indian culture and in particular these dancers. I was PROUD and so happy — particularly so for the parents. Bravo. Kudos. THANK YOU. Enjoy.


Click to access Neha’s Dance Academy Website.


All pictures taken with my Sony a6500. Also see these 30 pictures of the Multicultural Festival.


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‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2014: The “Black Thunder Singers & Drummers”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 2014 Multicultural Day Program
>>Aug. 15, 2014.

>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.

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I THINK this is them. I could be wrong. Click to access YouTube video.


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This is definitely them. Click to access Facebook account.


They appear to be the ‘featured’ band for the 2014 Multicultural Day. They have two prime-time performances: 11:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 12:15.

For reasons I can’t quite fathom I had assumed, obviously incorrectly, that they were an African ensemble. Well it appears, instead, that they are ‘Native American‘ enactors. Seems good.


‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2014, September 6 — The Program Schedule.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.
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Click to access the official Website — which, alas, is a tad short on information even though we but 3 weeks away from the event.



So, today, Friday, August 15, 2014 this is what I got when I clicked on the ‘Program’ HOPING to see a Schedule of the Performances!
C’est la vie.

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Don’t bother going here for the Schedule. Try the Facebook account below.


Luckily I did find a Facebook account with the supposed program. So that was good. Why they can’t also have this on their Website is mystery. Must be a cultural thing in Laconia. 

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Click to access Facebook account. I assume it is semi-official.


Well unlike last year it is back in September. That is good — I think.

Tad early in my opinion, but what do I know.

It used to be the 2nd Saturday of September. I know — because the Highland Games used to be the 3rd Saturday.

But this year it is the first Saturday, albeit with September starting on a Monday.


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