Centennial International (Series) (1967)

Centennial International was a four-week variety series which saluted Canada's various national groups. Part one featured Italian singer Sergio Franchi in a salute to the people of the Mediterranean. Part two was a Salute to the United Kingdom and Ireland, starring Barry Morse and George Murray with the Emerald Isle Step Dancers, the 48th Highlanders Band, the St. David United Welsh Choir and Irish singer Ann Linden. Part three was devoted to the music of Latin-America and the Caribbean, featuring Chicho Valle Y Los Cubanos; Los Compadres, Mexican trio; Chico Simon Quintet from Haiti; drummer-singer Dick Smith from Jamaica, and Argentine vocalist Nilda and hosted by Elwood Glover. The final part assembled performers from Europe. Singer and actor Jan Rubes introduced Edita Symonek, from Germany, Isabel Santos, from Portugal, the Zemplin Slovak Dancers, from Czechoslovakia, and, once again, the Ivan Romanoff orchestra and chorus.

Sergio Franchi
George Murray
Barry Morse
Ann Linden
Chicho Valle
Ahuva Shai
Ivan Romanoff
Chico Simon
Dick Smith
Elwood Glover
Jan Rubes
Edita Symonek
Isabel Santos

Original Broadcaster(s): CBC

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