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Published on August 26th, 2013 | by TLV News


Yocona International Folk Festival Finale – Meek Hall – August 30

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Yocona International Folk Festival and Tour celebrates the preservation of many cultures: their music, dance, folklore, handicrafts and cuisine. This year: Friday, August 30, see live musical performances of traditional Iranian, Turkish, British, Indian, Scots, and the USA. This event is sponsored by The University of Mississippi’s Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs and the Mississippi Arts Commission.


Vahid Naderyan 2Turkish foods will be offered for sale by Ibraham Tabanka, 6:00 pm in the main lobby of Meek Hall, Fine Arts building. Parking is without permit after 5 pm at the lot off N. Dormitory Row and Cross Street.  

The tour’s finale performance will be at 7:00 pm at the Meek Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $10, $6 for students and seniors. They may be purchased at the U M main ticket office. You may reserve tickets at 915-7411 and order online at Tickets are also available at The Powerhouse on University Avenue. Tickets at the door will be $12.

Join us for an after-party with the cast on the patio at El Milagro Taqueria, 1420 Jackson Ave. W., at 9 pm. The best parking will be in the rear of building. Yocona International Folk Festival’s 2013 tour to Tupelo, Clarksdale and Oxford is sponsored by a grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission and The University of Mississippi’s Office of Multi-Cultural Affairs. Additional resources are provided by Oxford Ole Miss Rotary International Club and Oxford Lions International Club, Caterpillar, Inc. and Lusa Cafe.Managed by a local Board of Directors, Yocona International Folk Festival is an all-volunteer organization. YIFF is a member of CIOFF, the International Councils of Folk Festivals and Folk Arts, which is based in Paris, France. We are one of a network of about 300 international folk festivals worldwide. Our mission is the preservation of intangible cultures, including such traditional folk arts, primarily music, storytelling and dance.

Yocona International Zeki and Aaron 2013 MurfreesboroFolk Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit registered in good standing with the Mississippi Secretary of State, and a local community partner of The Create Foundation of Tupelo, Mississippi.   

We are an agency for international cultural exchange, to develop international trust and understanding. During our 7th Annual tour of North Mississippi schools and performance venues, we also take our international guests to learn about our cultural heritage. Among these visits are the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, the Elvis Presley Birthplace Museum in Tupelo, Rowan Oak in Oxford and The University of Mississippi campus.

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