World Refugee Day at the Kennedy Center
Please join the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for a special musical performance on the Millennium Stage in recognition of World Refugee Day.
The event will feature opening remarks by American actress, Kat Graham, UNHCR High Profile Supporter.
Featuring: The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus
Welcoming immigrant children from around the globe, The Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus helps restart young lives. War-torn villages, bloodshed, refugee camps, famine, and political turmoil were devastating realities for many of these young singers before being embraced by the warmth, companionship and harmony that Pihcintu provides.
The power of survival eases but never erases the memory of unthinkable atrocities, physical danger and personal tragedy. Portland, Maine, an ever-expanding international resettlement community, was fertile ground to bring together children from diverse backgrounds to sing as one.This unique chorus of young women from Cambodia, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, El Salvador, Egypt, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, Viet Nam, the Caribbean region, and Zambia, along with children whose families have been here for generations, have formed a powerful and permanent bond. Through the healing power of music, these vulnerable, yet brave, young women have learned to trust, hope and laugh again. The children and their music are transformative. Being in their presence is a life-enhancing experience and they touch the hearts of all who hear them!
When: Friday, June 20, 2014, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
*Free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served.*