Puerto Rican dancers from the International FolkFest in Murfreesboro visited Woodbury today. (June 12)
The festival, which began in 1982, was responsible for bringing musical and dance groups from over 50 countries to Rutherford County. Some of the countries that have visited the community are Austria, Brazil, Czechoslovakia, England, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Luxembourg, Mexico, Russia, Scotland, Sicily, Thailand and Yugoslavia. After the festival ended in 1997, there was an increasing interest in reviving this celebration of international heritage and music. The festival was reintroduced to downtown Murfreesboro in 2004, with groups from Finland, France and Mexico performing.
The group, Ballet Folklorico Tanio Bomba, in addition to touring Woodbury, performed for the Senior Citizens Center.