Mondays in the Park

Monday July 1

Siphya – Nigerian Dance
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

SIPHYA is a contemporary and cultural African dance group. The perform at many types of special events. SIPHYA also teaches African dance classes at its studio, in schools and at churches, among other venues. SIPHYA is a subsidiary of an original group called the Nephytz dance group in Nigeria.

Mensajeros del Tiempo
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mensajeros del Tiempo is a guitar ensemble featuring music from Argentina. The group play a diverse set of best-loved Latin American music. As the name suggests, Mensajeros del Tiempo’s goal is to leave a message in every song.

 

Monday July 8

Ulhaas Bengali Association
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Ulhaas has been instrumental in providing a beautiful glimpse into the cultural and social nuances of Bengal to the people of Utah.

Chile Una Postal
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Chile una Postal is a youth dance group who live in Utah and are as well international students. They love the Chilean culture and traditions and represent and perform dances from Chile, including the North, Central, South and Eastern Island.
Chile is a country located in the southern part of the American continent occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania.

Monday July 15

Bomba Marile – Puerto Rican Music and Dance
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

It is easy to miss the warmth of latin culture in a place that is so far from everything, like Utah. It was the need to connect with other Puerto Ricans and latinxs who are passionate about Puerto Rican folklore, that united what are now the Bomba Marilé group members. After a bomba workshop offered in Utah on November 2017 by Héctor Lugo and Shefali Shah, instructors of “Bay Area Bomba y Plena Workshop”, we started meeting weekly so that we could study bomba musicality and dance.With a lot of patience and optimism, we continue to study so that we can represent Afro-Puerto Rican culture with the respect it deserves. It is said that “marilé” is a combination of the words ‘mar’, which means ‘sea’ in Spanish, and the word ‘ile’, which means ‘home’ in Yoruba. We adopted the name because it makes us think of the place we love so much, Borinquen: the birthplace of bomba, and the cause of our union.

Sale Lake Capoeira
7:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Capoeira is a very physical art form that mixes martial art with music and dance. Originally practiced by Brazilian slaves to fight for freedom, today capoeira functions as a symbol of Brazilian identity.

Brazilian Roots
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Brazilian music is famous throughout the world for its African-influenced musical styles of Samba and Bossa-Nova, but the band has a large repertoire that includes other forms including Pagode, Axe, and Forro. Brazilian Roots helps keep Brazilian culture vibrant in Utah by performing in local restaurants, at festivals, and for Brazilian community events and parties.

Monday July 22

Grupo De Colores
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Mexico is a country of incredible diversity where each region exhibits its own particular blending of history and cultures from Native American, Spanish, and other European backgrounds. Recently organized in Utah, the group De Colores explores the variety of Mexican dance traditions.

Utah Punjabi Arts Academy
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Utah Punjabi Arts Academy is a performing arts group that performs folk dances from the Northern state of Punjab, India. They perform and teach dance classes all over Utah.

Monday July 29

Urban Indian Center
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

The Urban Indian Center preserves the Heritage. Enhance the Well-Being. Strengthen the Future of the People.

Rumba Libre
7:50 pm to 9:00 pm

Rumba Libre Band was formed in 2008 by Carlos Garcia (Coco), Carlos Arroyo (Carlitos) and friends who have been playing in Salt Lake City for over fifteen years. This is an all-star band combining the best players with an exciting and unique style that delivers the best of Salsa and Latin Jazz.

Monday August 5

Kargi Kala Kendra
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Dance director and instructor Sudha Kargi is a seasoned and versatile dancer, teacher and choreographer who studied Indian dance in Chennai, India. Recipient of several Idaho Fellowship Awards and grants, she currently lives and teaches dance in Sandy, Utah. The students performing today learn both theoretical and practical aspects of Bharatanatyam.

Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action
7:45 pm to 9:00 pm

PEAU is a strength based ecosystem that creates alliances and bridges communities education and resources to prevent, intervene and heal from violence, increase Economic impact, Preserve & Promote ALL Pacific Island Heritages that improves the whole health of communities, one person at a time from the inside out with dignity and hope.

Monday August 12

Phonograph Blue
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Phonógraph Blue is a band of musicians from all over the world. They play a unique a mix of music drawing from traditions of Russian, Jewish, Gypsy and Balkan songs, as well as jazz and tango. They play around Salt Lake City at clubs, dance festivals, public plazas, and Russian community events.

Vietnamese Lion Dancers
7:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Members of Vietnamese Volunteer Youth present an acrobatic, symbolic, often humorous and always entertaining representation of the mythic lion. Thought to bring good luck or ward off evil spirits, the Lion Dance is performed primarily at traditional festivals such as Tet (Lunar new year), but also during other celebrations and occasions such as the opening of a new business.

New Zealand American Society
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Maori are Polynesians who were the first people to live in what is now the island nation of New Zealand. Here in Utah, the New Zealand American Society represents the heritage of native New Zealanders and their families. Accompanied by melodic choral singing, the Maori dance traditions are both rhythmic and dramatic.

Monday August 19

Karpaty Dance Ensemble
7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

Karpaty Dance Ensemble is a Polish-Ukrainian dance group located in Salt Lake City.  The group is active with local Slavic communities and performs at festivals, private functions and various cultural events, including Dickens Christmas, and the Winter Market at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center.

Pajaros Pintados Cultural Dance Group
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Pajaros Pintados was created in 2013 with children, youth, and adults from different countries representing folkloric dances from many countries of South America like Uruguay, Argentina, Peru and Colombia. Most recently the group has focused on their youth dancers, teaching them the traditions of their ancestors and the importance of their heritage through dance.

Monday August 26

Bulbuli – Bosnian Muslim Youth Choir
7:15 pm to 7:45 pm

The “Bulbuli” is a Bosnian Muslim Youth choir established in 2015. They primarily perform spiritual Islamic music in Bosnian, English, and Arabic language, as well as Bosnian traditional folk songs. Bulbuli have participated in a variety of events, such as Sacred Music Concert at the Tabernacle, signing of the resolution that protects civil liberties and freedoms at Governor’s office, different interfaith concert, Vigil for Pittsburg at Kol Ami Congregation, Muslim Heritage festival, and opening of Bosnian Maryam mosque. The objectives through their music are to educate people on the beautiful faith of Islam, present rich Bosnian culture and build bridges and friendships with the diverse cultures of Utah.

Tausala Productions
8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Tausala Productions is a cultural performing arts dance troupe dedicated to perpetuating the dances, music and language of the islands of Polynesia. Their dancers, instructors and musicians represent the many island cultures of the South Pacific who have migrated to Utah from Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Tahiti, Cook Islands, Aotearoa (New Zealand) and also indigenous Hawaiians from the North Pacific. Tausala’s shows are energetic and full of excitement, performed with love, pride and an appreciation of their cultural heritage and ancestors.

Monday September 9

This show will be held at the International Peace Gardens, 1000 S 900 W in Salt Lake City.

Nuevas Raices de Bolivia
6:00 pm to 6:45 pm

Bolivia is located in central and reaches across the high Altiplano and peaks of the Andes Mountains and the lowland tropical jungle.  The children’s dance group Nuevas Raices strives to present the richness of Bolivian folklore that originated in these diverse regions.

Rinceoiri Don Spraoli Irish Dancers
7:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Irish step dancing has become popular in festivals and competitions across North America and Ireland. Rinceoiri Don Spraoi is Gaelic for “dancing for fun.” This group is a non-competitive, nonprofit group that revels in promoting Irish culture in Utah.

Halau Hula O Kahealani
7:45 pm to 8:30 pm

Halau Hula means “Hula School.”  Under the direction of Kahealani Blackmon, young Utahns of Hawaiian descent learn the traditions of their ancestors. There are many forms of Hula, from the ancient chants and rituals, to the elegant flowing dances which incorporate Western influences.  Contemporary expressions are still evolving today.