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Between bites of delectable ethnic cuisine and trips to the beer garden at next weekend’s Ethnic Expo, be sure to make time in your day to take in this year’s diverse entertainment. More than a dozen performers, representing a range of cultures and musical styles, will appear on two stages throughout the weekend. The choice of this year’s host country — Brazil — ensures there will be a lot of pageantry on display. Here are a few of our top picks.


  • n 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Beat in the street, Washington and First streets

Ethnic drum rhythms

  • n 5:30-6:20 p.m. Celtica First Street Stage

Celtic Rock

  • n 6:20-7 p.m. Hoosieritos City Hall Plaza

Brazilian drums; Students of IU Jacob School of Music

  • n 7-8 p.m. Ipanema First Street Stage

Traditional Brazilian music

  • n 8-9:30 p.m. Mother Grove City Hall Plaza

Celtic Rock


  • n 12-12:30 p.m. Southern Indiana Pipes and Drums City Hall Steps

Scottish Bagpipes

  • n 12:30-1 p.m. Indianapolis Minyo Dancers First Street Stage
  • n 1-2 p.m. Dem Reggae Bon City Hall Plaza

Reggae Rock

  • n 2-2:45 p.m. North Star Capoeira Street by First Street Stage

Brazilian Martial Arts

  • n 2:45-3:15 p.m. Capoeira workshop for kids Street by First Street Stage

Brazilian Martial Arts workshop for kids

  • n 2:45-3:45 p.m. Griot City Hall Plaza

African drums and storytelling

  • n 3:45-4:15 p.m. Irish Dancers of Indianapolis First Street Stage

Traditional dances from Ireland

  • n 4:15-4:45 p.m. Dance Street City Hall Plaza

Brazilian and Latin dances

  • n 4:45-5 p.m. Hudsucker Posse City Hall Plaza

Hoop Troupe

  • n 5-6 p.m. Craig & The Crawdads First Street Stage

Boogie Woogie Cajun mix

  • n 6-7:30 p.m. Chicago Samba, City Hall Plaza

Samba2012 Ethnic Expo entertainment schedule

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