Soka University's 13th Annual International Festival Announces Stage Schedule for May 3, 2014

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Over 900 musicians and dancers from 48 groups will be performing continuously on three stages from 10:30 am to 5 pm during Soka University's 13th Annual International Festival on May 3, 2014.

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48 international dance and music groups will be performing at Soka University's 13th Annual International Festival on May 3, 2014.

Over 900 musicians and dancers from 48 groups...

Soka University’s 13th Annual International Festival, which will take place on May 3rd from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm, has announced its stage schedule. The International Festival, a proud partner of Orange County’s Imagination Celebration (, will feature 900 musicians and dancers performing continuously on three stages, international food, art exhibitions, ceramic sales and demonstrations, games, inflatable rides and more than 250 non-profit and business exhibitors. Admission is free. The Orange County Register is the Presenting Sponsor. Media Sponsors are South County Magazine and

2014 International Festival Schedule:

*The schedule is subject to change

10:20 AM             SGI-USA Mystic Wave – Jazz Band
10:50 AM             Priceless Pearls Interfaith Chorus
11:15 AM             Temple Bhajan Band – Vedic Music
11:40 AM             Phoenix Dance Group/ đội múa Phượng Hoàng - Vietnamese Dance
11:50 AM             Unleashed 5 – Teen Band
12:20 PM             Estampas de mi Peru –Dance
12:35 PM             Pure Atoma – Teen Band
1:05 PM                US Blackbelt Academy – Martial Arts Demo
1:30 PM                Instant Radio of Soka University – Rock Band
2:00 PM                SOKA UNIVERSITY’S 13th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (Cake!)
2:35 PM                Detour 91 – Teen Band
3:05 PM                WAYNA PACHA - South American Music
3:25 PM                Spirit Soul and Friends – Music Peace Troupe
3:55 PM                Susana Elena: Spanish & Flamenco Dance
4:20 PM                CSS United – Song & Dance
4:45 PM                Hip Hop Congress of Soka University – Spoken Word
4:55 PM                Keep Soul of Soka University – Hip Hop Dance
5:00 PM                Ghungroo of Soka University – Indian Dance

10:30 AM             City of Westminster Senior Celebration Line Dancers
11:00 AM             Bolivia Internacional - Dance
11:20 AM             Scandia Dancers of Southern California
11:50 AM             JJ & the Habibis Laguna Beach Belly Dancers
12:20 PM             Orange Coast College OCAD II Dance Company
12:45 PM             Caporales San Simon U.S.A. – Latin American Dance
1:15 PM                Josho Daiko (Kizuna) of Soka University – Taiko Drums
1:30 PM                L.A. Bunka - Kai/ Wakahisa-Kai - Japanese Dance
2:00 PM                INTERMISSION
2:30 PM                Cats in Crowns of Soka University – Jazz Band
2:45 PM                KKAP – Konnect Kpop Aspiring Performers
3:00 PM                ZumBolly Bollywood Dance
3:20 PM                Michael Jackson Impersonator & Tribute Artist- RemJ - Dance
3:40 PM                Myõ'Õn Taiko - Drums
4:05 PM                Fujima Kansei Odori Kai - Japanese Dance
4:20 PM                Ka' Pilina Ho'olokahi of Soka University – Hawaiian Dance
4:30 PM                African Dance Club of Soka University
4:40 PM                Cheerleading Club of Soka University
4:50 PM                Josho Daiko (Ushio) of Soka University – Taiko Drums

10:30 AM             Saddleback College Emeritus Institute Symphony
11:10 AM             Grupo Folklorico Los Sonadores – Mexican Dance
11:30 AM             Estrellas de Garibaldi – Mexican Dance
12:00 PM             Dance Discovery Foundation
12:35 PM             V and T Dance
1:10 PM             Soul Wings of Soka University of America – Acapella Group
1:20 PM             Rhythmission of Soka University – Hip Hop Dance
1:30 PM             Sualseros of Soka University of America – Latin Dance
1:45 PM             Vita Leonis Philharmonic Orchestra of Soka University of America
2:00 PM             INTERMISSION
2:30 PM                Mei-Ling Lee Chinese Dance Group
3:05 PM                Fraternidad Diablada Bolivia - Dance
3:30 PM                South Coast Conservatory – Modern Dance
4:05 PM                McDermott Evans School Of Irish Dance
4:30 PM                Sounds of Peace - Chamber Group

The festival will also feature the art exhibition “California Fibers” with 66 works by 22 fiber artists in Founders Hall Art Gallery.

Attendees are encouraged to wear international attire and to celebrate their own heritages. Parking on campus is $10 cash only and carpooling is encouraged. The 103-acre Soka University campus is located off of Wood Canyon Drive one mile south of Pacific Park Drive in Aliso Viejo. For more information: info(at)soka(dot)edu or 949 480-4081. /

Soka University is a private, four-year liberal arts college and graduate school in Aliso Viejo, CA. The university is ranked in the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the nation by US News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2014." Soka University offers a 9:1 student/faculty ratio and study abroad for every undergraduate student. Founded upon the Buddhist principles of peace, human rights and the sanctity of life, SUA is open to top students of all nationalities and beliefs. About 60% of Soka University's students come from the US and 40% have come from more than 40 other countries. Admitted students whose annual family income is $60,000 or less may be eligible for Soka Opportunity Scholarships which cover full tuition. Additional scholarship opportunities are available for higher income levels.

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