BOUNTIFUL — This year’s free South American Festival, coming Aug. 24-25 from 11 a.m.. to 9:30 p.m. to the Bountiful City Park (400 N. 200 W.), will highlight the best from several South American cultures.
“If you really want to move your body, the festival is the place to be,” said Francisco Calderon, who helps organize the festival. “We’re giving a big South American party and inviting all our neighbors.”
This year’s festival will feature more than 100 performers representing countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay and Ecuador.
Many of the performers will be singers and bands, covering styles ranging from pop to reggaeton (a form of reggae that developed in Puerto Rico but spread throughout most of South America) and cumbia (a Colombian music style currently being combined with rock in Chile).
The festival will also include traditional dance performances from a variety of countries, arts and crafts vendors and food vendors selling a variety of treats.
For more information, visit festivalsudamericano.com.