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NEWS FROM CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, BAKERSFIELD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 20, 2004
CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456 or mstepanovich@csub.edu

The 2004 Vaisakhi Mela, a multicultural Indian music festival co-sponsored by California State University, Bakersfield’s Outreach Program, is scheduled Saturday (April 24) from 2 to 9 p.m. in the CSUB Amphitheater.

“This is a celebration of Vaisakhi, which holds particular significance for the Sikh community as it commemorates the birth of the Sikh nation originating in India,” said Troy Hightower, a consultant with the Business Research and Education Center at CSUB. “This outdoor festival will be the biggest Indian music festival in Southern and Central California featuring musicians, dance acts, guest speakers, exhibitors and vendors from the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. The festival is open to all ages, races and cultures.”

Performing for the festival will be, from the United Kingdom, RDB, Manak-E, Nee2, Gubi Sandhu and Gi Jatt. From Canada will be Sukhjit Singh, Vancouver Vibe, Tor Punjaban de, Mantra and Signia. Attendees will also find food and vendor booths

Cost for the festival is $5 per person.

For more information about the festival, please visit the website at www.BVMela.com or Hightower at (661) 664-3173.

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