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PHOTOS: Salem celebrates the return of World Beat festival

Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaua dancers at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A dragon boat team from Tacoma at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A grass dancer with Savannah Soltz and Family Native Dancers performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Paradise of Samoa fire dancers perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Jan Micheal Looking Wolf leads a Native American flute workshop at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Dragon boat racers prepare at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Children enjoy cotton candy sculptures at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Ameyaimatza Citiatonal performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Nii Ardey Allotey leads a drumming workshop at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Dancers get ready to dance “La Bruja” at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A grass dancer with Savannah Soltz and Family Native Dancers performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A drummer performs during the Global Heat show at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Middle East Dancers of Light perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Tanie Hotan Dance LLC performs “World of Latin Dance” at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Drummers perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Silverton Fire Department take a break at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Yosakoi Oregon performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

World Beat Festival attendees gather under the Japanese torii gates (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A Paradise of Samoa performer at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Iryna Zag in a traditional Ukranian headress at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A crowd watches the Global Heat performance at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Attendees dance at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Paradise of Samoa performers at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Dragon boat racers in the Willamette River at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Ethiopian coffee was among the drinks available to sample at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A fancy dancer with Savannah Soltz and Family Native Dancers performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)Attendees dance at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Children with Hula Halau ‘O Ke Alaua perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Dragon boats race at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A crowd watches the Parade of Lights at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Attendees shop at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Salem band Pachanga performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

People dance during a Pachanga performance at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A crowd enjoys performances at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Paradise of Samoa fire dancers perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Paradise of Samoa fire dancers perform at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

The Son Huilzlin group from Michoacán, Mexico performs at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

A breakdancer performs during the Global Heat show at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

Cotton candy creations on sale at the 2022 World Beat Festival (Laura Tesler/Special to Salem Reporter)

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