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Concord, N.H. 2016 “Multicultural Festival”, Saturday, June 25 — The Pictures I.

by Anura Guruge


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All pictures taken with a Fujifilm X-E2s.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


One Picture Each Of Each Of The Performances.

See list below — in order, of appearance at the Festival,
and as such also of the pictures
[left to right –>].


The List of Performances (in order and corresponding to above gallery).
Emcee Victoria Adewumi, Wah Lum Dragon and Lion Dance, Capital Celts, In the Field Irish Dancers (x2), NH School of Scottish Arts’ Highland Dancers, Himalaya Heritage Music Group (x2), 
Holy Trinity Greek Dance Troupe, Nepali Performance, Filipino Folk Dancers of NH, Salsa Colombiana, Nepali Performance, Song of the Lark, Filipino Folk Dancers of NH (2nd dance), Cumbia Colombiana & Akwaaba Traditional African Drumming and Dance Ensemble


Though we have only missed one of the 14 (in total) ‘Laconia Multicultural Days’, this, inexplicably, was our first ‘Concord Multicultural Festival’ (and definitely not the last).

It was good. Very, very good. Loved it. 4 solid, packed hours — 2 to 6pm — in what was, again, picture perfect weather (high 70s). It was brilliant. Vary varied, fast paced, 15 – 20 minute performances and a wonderful ambience and spirit. I would say there was always at least 200 people in ‘that’ corner of the State House Lawn and towards the end, with the African Drummers in full voice we probably had 300 – 350 folks — many dancing.

It was great. So good to see such events in still 90% white New Hampshire. Bravo. Kudos.

I liked, without exception, all the performances. We, given our annual pilgrimage to Boston’s Chinatown for Chinese New Year, are no strangers to Dragon Dances. We have seen plenty. So seeing one here was not that special. We have also seen the Himalayan, African Drumming and Nepali acts in Laconia. But they never get old. They were good. Since we go to the Loon “Highland Games“, religiously, the Scottish/Celtic parts were not new to us either, BUT they too were good.

If I had to pick three favorites I would have to say Himalaya Heritage Music Group, Akwaaba African Drumming and Irish Field Dancers. But, I again stress, it was all good.

The Emcee Victoria Adewumi was outstanding. The PA system needed to be bigger (i.e., more ‘oomph’ with more speakers). But that minor.

I am and I was so happy. Great day. Ended up with another huge meal at Tandy’s Pub in Eagle Square as we had done on Thursday.


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Concord, N.H., 2016 Multicultural Festival, Saturday, June 25: A Kaleidoscope View.

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Concord, N.H., “Market Days Festival”, June 23,2016 — Images From A Fuji X-E2s.

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Just some of the pictures
I shot with the Fuji X-E2s.

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For reasons, inexplicable, this was the first Concord, N.H. “Market Days Festival” we had been to. I guess we had always meant to go but never made it. This year we had the definitive impetus in that our neighbor Kristie Hallberg (Kristianna Palm) was performing at “Tandy’s Pub” (Eagle Square), on Thursday June 23, 2016, as part of the festival. So we made a point of going and we are sure glad we did so.

Yes, it proved to be the perfect, Goldilocks evening for such a street festival. Sunny but not too hot (or cold, for that matter). Low 70s. Just idyllic weather. New Hampshire at its Summer best.

Very colorful, extremely congenial, not too loud and not mobbed. Again, just right. Very laid back. It oozed fun and happiness. We had a real good time. Plan to go again. We had dinner at Tandy’s, while Kristie was performing, and it was outstanding on all counts (even if service was a tad slow given how busy they were).

Definite, unstinted recommendation. You will enjoy it. Smile.


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Concord, N.H., 2016 Multicultural Festival — Today, Saturday, June 25: The Schedule.

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On the State House Lawn,
Concord, N. Main Street
from 2pm to 6pm.

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Kristie Hallberg (Kristianna Palm), At “Tandy’s Pub”, Concord, N.H., “Market Days Festival”, June 23, 2016.

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Kristie, who has competed twice at Concord’s “Market Days Festival“, and was the 2012 “Tandy’s Idol“, regaled a very appreciative crowd at “Eagle Square“, opposite “Tandy’s Pub“.

She was incredibly impressive. Very passionate, very expressive and with an amazing tonal range. Nobody left. Everybody, on what was a Goldilocks evening, sunny and ‘just right’, was captivated.

This was the first time we had heard Kristie, our neighbor (and the granddaughter of someone (also a neighbor) who was very dear to us), sing. We were blown-away. She is good. Outstanding. We plan to hear much more of her.


Check out a 2.55 minute video on YouTube.


I took 72 usable pictures with my Fuji X-E2s.
I created a video montage on YouTube.


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Concord, N.H., “Market Days Festival”, June 23 – 25, 2016 — Our Neighbour, Kristie, Is ‘The Idol’ Thursday.

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Thursday, June 23rd at “Tandy’s Pub”,
our neighbor Kristie Hallberg (Kristianna Palm).

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With ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Completed, With Indian Win, ESPN Finally Showing Free Videos!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Free Videos From ICC Of India Winning Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL By Beating England By 5 Runs In 20 Over Bash.

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Video (Streaming) Of Rain Ruined England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL — See Rohit Sharma Wicket, Ind. 38 For 1.

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Go check, BUT I did say, two days ago, that this could be a rain ruined final.

Always a risk in England in June. Amazing that none of the 1975, 1979 and 1983 World Cup Finals at Lord’s saw any rain — and I was there, in person, at both the 1979 & 1983, in the ‘Mound Stand’ which was always my favorite perch.

So this has turned into a T20 bash. Very unbecoming. Obviously the cricket gods, as I said, are not happy.


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England v India ICC Champions Trophy 2013 FINAL In England, Home Match For Both Teams — How Convenient, How Cynical?

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I have up until now tried to avoid thinking about match fixing when it comes to cricket.

In that I was kind of helped by the fact that most of the furor took place over a decade when I did not have the time nor the resources (in satellite access) to follow cricket on a daily basis. By then I had stopped my 10 year indulgence of having the London ‘Sunday Times’ air mailed to me each week so that I would have it by Wednesday to read over the weekend. This way, plus the two monthly cricket magazines that I had air-mailed, meant that I was usually only, at worst, 6 days behind on big cricket stories.

An England vs. India final in Birmingham! That is akin to Manchester United playing Manchester City in Manchester. Home ground for both teams.

Well, at least it is not a Lord’s Final. That would have bordered on sacrilegious, a fixed final at Lord’s — THOUGH I now have my doubts about the 1983 Final that West Indies somehow managed to lose. I was there. Yes, I was also there for the very entertaining 1979 Final.

I am not amused. This bothers me.

40% chance of rain in Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday, June 23, 2013, for this final. Maybe the cricket gods will intervene, but 40% isn’t that high a percentage for always gray, always dreary Birmingham.


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