International Village – "World Jam"
There is also a local flavor to the International Village! The village is designed not just to celebrate international culture, but also to expose the cultural diversity surrounding Starkville as a community. A great number of participants are students and faculty members from other countries who work or study at Mississippi State University; their personal presence makes the International Village a wonderful educational experience for both adults and children to learn first-hand about different cultures from around the world. The International Village strives to bring a harmonic environment to the festival, with displays, fellowship, and entertainment from a variety of cultures.
World Neighbors Association Stage
9:00 a.m. Cultural Music Playing
9:30 a.m. Saeedah Ghassemi, Iranian Dance
10:00 a.m. MSU Terpsichore DTC
10:30 a.m. Kick it UP, Country Line Dance Group
11:00 a.m. Mariam Khmaladze, Traditional Georgian Dance
11:30 a.m. APEX Dance Company
12:00 p.m. International Fashion Show 2019
12:15 p.m. Don Ryvcko, Honduras Song (Rap)
12:45 p.m. Audience Participation Line Dance
12:45 p.m. N.A.C.H., India Bollywood Dance
1:00 p.m. Starkville/MSU Chinese School Dance
1:30 p.m. Bollywood Sparkles, Indian Dance
1:45 p.m. Mariam Khmaladze, Traditional Georgian Dance
2:00 p.m. Downtown Martial Arts Academy, Demo
2:30 p.m. Saeedah Ghassemi, Iranian Dance
3:00 p.m. The Kayla Marie Project, Live Beat Poetry
3:30 p.m. Audience Participation Line Dance
4:00 p.m. WORLD JAM Dance Party
Located at Maxwell Street, Stagger IN Sports Grill
See our Maps page for a full map of the festival!
International Models Wanted- If you would like to participate in the modeling show at the International Village stage, please come in culture clothes at 11:30 a.m.
International Village Chair
Ruth De La Cruz, Chair
Kayla Gilmore, Chair-SAAC Board of Directors
International Booth Displays will be represented by:
The 2019 International Village is very proud to have such great sponsors. Their support is what allows us to bring international flavor to the Starkville area. For a full list of sponsors, please visit our Sponsors & Volunteers page.
Volunteers are also a very important part of the Cotton District Arts Festival. We are very thankful for their willingness to help.