Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow.
Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.”
– Actress Alexia Fast

Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations that go the extra mile in doing good at its “World of Colors” concert, presented on Saturday, June 20th, 10:00am to 6:00pm, on the CityCenter Danbury Green CT (at Ives Street).

Barynya

The free multi-ethnic, multi-arts concert of music and dance will present Global Appreciation Awards to Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, a Spanish environmental activist currently overseeing the work of the Mother Nature organization in Cambodia;  Jim Ziolkowski, Founder, President and CEO of buildOn, engaging students in creating lasting change in their lives, their communities and their world, and the best-selling author of “Walk in Their Shoes”; as well as the Stewardship Report‘s  Jim Luce, Founder and President of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, supporting young global leadership to impact positive social change.

Featuring an array of entertainments, as well as food and craft, the event promises an unique journey around our planet. Over 20 countries will be represented on the stage. Hosted by Fox TV reporter and anchor Kelly Wright, radio personality Cindy Vero, as well as actor/filmmakers Shetal Shah and Victor Cruz, “World of Colors” is sure to bring attention to the significant diversity of communities in Danbury.

Tradiciones bolivianas

Among performing individuals and groups representing their unique cultures will be: Indian Odissi dancer Anindita Nanda; Chinese Dance from Connecticut’s Asian Performing Arts; New York City’s Ayazamana Ecuadorian Cultural Center’s Tradiciones bolivianas; world renowned Russian music and dance ensemble Barynya; Boston’s MetaMovements, performing Latin dance styles; the Philippine-American Association of Connecticut; US Jazz dancers Laurentina Bova and Paolo Pasta Lanna; as well as groups representing Cambodia, Bollywood, Mexico, Guyana, Trinidad, and Sicily. More are expected to join in this United Nations of entertainment.

The mission of the World Heritage Cultural Center is to make a positive impact through knowledge and charity by creating a common ground where any culture in the World can come and celebrate their way of life through the arts and food. The organization is responsible for hosting the World Stage at the popular Trade & Adventure Show, the largest of its kind, which tours major cities throughout the U.S. annually.

World Heritage Cultural Center collaborates with the American Cancer Society, the Be A “STAR” Campaign, Daniel’s Music Foundation, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and continues to work with worldwide institutions with similar visions.

Sattie Persaud is founder and executive director of the World Heritage Cultural Center. For information, call (203) 715 9422 or visit www.mywhcc.com.

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Ted Killmer
Ted Killmer celebrated his 35th year doing arts programming & public relations in 2014. Prior to that, he toured the country as a puppeteer, which led him to a strong interest in the popular arts of circus, vaudeville, burlesque, magic and spectacle. He currently represents CityCenter Danbury, Cultural Alliance of Western CT, and the World Heritage Cultural Center, all based on Danbury CT's Main Street. Throughout his career, he has championed those art forms and organizations that normally wouldn't receive much attention, especially within the "vernacular" and ethnic communities, and has succeeded in introducing them to a broader audience. He is now personally focused on urban awareness, participating in such international events as Jane Jacobs Day and Park(ing) Day, addressing social and environmental issues of today's cities.

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