“Lowell People Competition Celebrates Many Tastes of Area Ethnic Cuisines”

“Lowell People Competition Celebrates Many Tastes of Area Ethnic Cuisines”

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“Lowell People Competition Celebrates Many Tastes of Area Ethnic Cuisines”

“Along with tunes from all around the globe, the festival will element moderated cooking demonstrations in addition stands providing common foodstuff July 29-31 in Downtown Lowell”

The future Lowell People Competition, like all prior iterations of the enormous North Shore tunes function, will element unbelievable performers. For starters, this year’s lineup involves Memphis soul singer Don Bryant, Balafon masters Balla Kouyaté & Famoro Dioubaté, the Tremé Brass Band from New Orleans, and Creole artists Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, among numerous, quite a few other people.

But what some folks might not know about this folks fest is that it has eats to match its cornucopia of beats. As organizers observed this week, “with a musical lineup of acts from all over the world, the pageant will after once again renew its prosperous background in showcasing the a lot of tastes of Lowell’s assorted communities.” Notably, “this year’s pageant will function 18 ethnic food stuff stands operated by community non-income community groups, each supplying a different regular delicacies that showcases their heritage.”

Specifically, their “Foodways function of the 2022 pageant will existing Comfort Food: How Our Lifestyle Comforts US,  two days of cooking demonstrations and discussions.”

“While we are a festival celebrating folk traditions from around the entire world, people arrive not just for the wonderful new music but for the foodstuff and crafts we current,” claimed Kevin Dwyer, government director of the competition. “Our ethnic meals distributors and Foodways programming are definitely common and sets this pageant aside from many others.”

Dwyer extra, “Each of our foodstuff distributors sells a distinct traditional style of cuisine and they each individual raise funds for different nonprofit organizations from area communities. … A large amount of these nonprofit corporations have been included in the competition because the quite beginning, and the festival is the biggest fundraising event of the yr for numerous of them. So not only is the foodstuff delectable, but the resources also go ideal back into supporting our neighborhood.”

Additional info from their media release below:

The Lowell People Festival has often experienced a deep relationship to the ethnic communities dwelling in the location. The tempting aromas of Portuguese, Brazilian, Greek, Polish, Asian, Latin, Burmese and so many other food items will waft by the festival as non-profit businesses such as the Lowell Polish Cultural Committee, the Armenian Aid Modern society, Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Church of Lowell, Iskwelahang Pilipino and much more prepare meals for the substantial crowds.  The proceeds benefit jobs and programs in and all over Lowell.  

Food booths will be established up in close proximity to a few of the festival’s four phases. Boarding Residence Park Stage will function Greek, Filipino, Hispanic, Jamaican/Indian, Middle Japanese and Laotian foods booths.  Dance Pavilion (on Arcand Generate) will function Southeast Asian, Combined African, Liberian, Brazilian, Burmese and Cameroonian foodstuff booths. Market St Stage will attribute Armenian, Eco-friendly, Polish, Jamaican/Indian, Laotian, Hispanic food booths. 

Foodways cooking demonstrations will showcase Comfort Meals: How Our Lifestyle Comforts Us Saturday and Sunday at Lucy Larcom Park Folklife Place from midday to 5pm. Curated by folklorist Millie Rahn, Foodways will attribute moderated conversations and presentations with house cooks demonstrating comfort meals from their cultures. From great ethnic dishes like Polish pierogi, Greek potato fries, Lithuanian veggie/chicken stew, and Vietnamese spring rolls and sticky rice, attendees will not only discover the recipes and recommendations on preparing but will listen to the tales that make these ease and comfort meals so unique.