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PG International Festival brings celebrity artists to area

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The PG International Festival will bring a list of international celebrities to one stage on July 12, 2014.

Performers on stage will include Ludacris, Estelle, Theophilus London, Third World, Wayna, Willie Colon, Miri Ben-Ari, and Byron Cage. There will be cultural dancers, different ethnic foods, health workshops,

This annual festival showcases a diverse genre of musicians who form the eclectic musical backdrop to the health screenings, home buyer education, financial literacy classes and other workshops. The festival is going to be held at the Boulevard at Capital Center, 900 Capital Centre Blvd, Largo, MD 20774.

Wayna is a grammy-nominated artist with a sultry, soulful voice. This indie-label singer who recently shared the stage with Goapele, and is described by Stevie Wonder as "...incredible...", had two chart-topping singles from her sophomore LP, 'Higher Ground', and a coveted Grammy nomination in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance Category for her remake, 'Lovin You' featuring Kokayi. Become a fan on Facebook, and learn more about her music.

Estelle (in case you are wondering, her mother is from Senegal and her dad from Grenada) has collaborated with Wale, Nas, John Legend, The Noisettes, Kanye West (she got two Grammy nominations for it), and Kardinal Offishall to name a few. Her music has been nominated 24 times and won 7 times. Her latest song is the saucy, sexy, rather racy 'Make Her Say (Beat It Up)' is already heating up the charts.

Ludacris is a multifaceted singer/actor/producer who has won a Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and three Grammy Awards during his career.

Miri Ben-Ari is a Grammy-award winning musician has collaborated with some of the biggest names in the music and hip-hop field including, Kanye West, Styles P, John Legend, Scarface, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, Britney Spears and Anthony Hamilton. Her music is a blend of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop.

Theophilus London is a Trinidadian-American rapper who is a critic favorite. Dubbed a rapper on the rise by many who have heard him, he continues to build his fan base one performance at a time.

Third World are an award-winning Jamaican reggae band whose incorporate soul, funk and disco into their sound. They have shared a stage with the Wailers and The Jackson 5 and worked with Stevie Wonder.

Byron Cage is an American gospel artist who started his career as part of the group, Purpose. He went on to pursue a solo career, producing such hits as 'I Will Bless the Lord', 'He Reigns', and 'Lift Him Up'.

Willie Colon is a Puerto Rican-American who is legendary in latin jazz circles. He is a musician, composer, arranger, singer, and trombonist who has created 40 productions that have sold more than thirty million records worldwide.

Visit the official website for more details, or call 301-322-8526 ext. 203.

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