Celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the Bay Area in one of the grandest settings in San Francisco—the War Memorial Opera House.
The San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival makes its debut at the Opera House with two weekends of performances featuring 24 extraordinary Bay Area dance and music ensembles that will thrill and inspire you.
You’ll experience dance and music traditions and innovations from Brazil, Central Europe, China, Congo, Cuba, Hawaii, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Spain, Tahiti, West Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The dancers of the 2017 Festival will be joined by some of the Bay Area’s most accomplished and respected musicians, including percussionist John Santos and
tabla master Zakir Hussain.
Additionally, two extraordinary vocalists will perform Delibes’ Flower Duet from Lakmé on the Festival stage! Soprano Maya Kherani & Countertenor Cortez Mitchell will accompany Nā Lei Hulu I Ka Wēkiu during their performances on July 8 and 9.