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The Nation's Official Celebration Of Multiculturalism And Diversity



The International Festival of the United States of America’s national UNESCO Celebration celebrates the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s endeavors to understand, preserve and convey the best of humanity; and will bring together prominent leaders and a number of artistic performances that will highlight and promote the diversity of Houston, the sounds of jazz music, and the basic ideas and principles of preservation through the eyes of cultural diversity, identified in UNESCO conventions. Fest USA’s national UNESCO Celebration of cultural diversity and jazz coincides with UNESCO’s Slave Route Project, concentration on the theme, “Assume the past, understand the present, build the future together.” Through jazz, millions of people have sung and still sing today their desire for freedom, tolerance and human dignity.” Music and jazz in particular, is an international language that represents freedom because of its origin – growing out of slavery. 


Special Guests include: The Honorable Eliot Minchenberg, Director of Office/UNESCO Representative to the United Nations Headquarters, UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador and Artist of Peace, Multiple GRAMMY award winning icon Marcus Miller, The Honorable Judy Cheng-Hopkins, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Consul General Hirofumi Murabayashi of Japan, Mayor Sylvester Turner, City of Houston, Zion Escobar, Executive Director of Freedmen’s Town Conservancy, Herbie Hancock Institute/HSPVA Jazz Ensemble, and more.   



The International Festival of the United States of America also known as iFEST USA, is widely regarded as The Official Celebration Of Multiculturalism And Diversity, home of the famous Joe Sample Soundstage, and Leader of the National Celebration of The United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and UNESCO Celebration. The festival promotes learning and information exchanges in support of peace, love, and friendship. The International Festival USA is the largest and most prominent global project for promoting world geography, traditions and cultures. This globally acclaimed festival of Tradition and Culture is dedicated to cultivating and educating the world, creating a platform to share cultural heritage with individuals from around the world. The International Festival USA is a leading tradition in Houston Texas, the single most ethnically diverse region in the country, bringing together thousands of local, national, and international supporters who return year after year. The Festival showcases exceptional exhibits and performances from representatives of diverse nationalities.


The International Festival USA is hosted in Houston, reflecting more than 170 unique nationalities and ethnic groups that comprise its population. Houston is the single most diverse city in the United States with over 195 different languages and dialects spoken. 



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