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Ifeanyi Emesih: Mosaic Festival

ifeanyi emesih: Ifeanyi Emesih is the organizer of the Mosaic Festival, a multicultural festival that will take place for the first time this August on the Halifax Waterfront. / Contributed Jeri Brown, an American jazz singer, is scheduled to perform at the first-ever Mosaic Festival in Halifax on Aug. 18, 2018, according to Toronto Star. Buddy Holland / Contributed We decided to bring people together and celebrate diversity through food and music The easiest way to get introduced to someone else's culture is through food or music or dancing, he said in an interview. Ifeanyi Emesih is the organizer of the inaugural Mosaic Festival, and said he wants to give locals and newcomers in Halifax a space to connect and share their different cultural traditions. The one-day festival on Aug. 18 will feature food and other vendors, musicians, dancers and a parade that will march along the waterfront from Pier 21 to the Salter St. parking lot. Article Continued Below He compared it to Toronto's Caribbean Festival formerly Caribana which attracts more than one million people to the city each year and culminates in a parade of people wearing elaborate headdresses dancing to traditional Caribbean music. Emesih said the parade will be the crowning feature of the Mosaic Festival, with people showing off the traditional costumes of their home cultures. ( As reported in the news.