Sattie Persaud, founder and executive director of the World Heritage Cultural Center, now located on 155 Main Street, Danbury, has announced that the organization will arrive in its new home with a pre-opening international "World of Colors" celebration.
This free multi-ethnic, multi-arts concert of music and dance will be held on Saturday, June 20th, 10:00am to 6:00pm on the CityCenter Danbury Green (at Ives Street). This extravaganza will feature 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 diversity of communities in Danbury.
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 to name a few of the performers.
At its concerts, the World Heritage Cultural Center also acknowledges and recognizes leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations that go the extra mile in doing good, not only in the U.S. but throughout the World. At the June 20th concert, the "World of Colors" Global Appreciation Awards will be given to honor and appreciate Alex Gonzalez-Davidson, a Spanish environmental activist currently overseeing the work of the Mother Nature organization in Cambodia; Jim Luce, Founder and President of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, supporting young global leadership to impact positive social change ; and 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".
About the World Heritage Cultural Center
The mission of the World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC) 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 US 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, founder and executive director.