DANBURY, Conn. -- The World Heritage Cultural Center, now housed in the old Empress Theater auditorium, 155 Main St., has chosen Danbury as its new home because of the city's diversity and will be celebrating with a World of Colors Concert.
The concert will be held on Saturday, June 20, with a World of Colors concert on CityCenter Danbury Green. Hosted by Kelly Wright of Fox News Channel and radio personality Cindy Vero, World of Colors promises an array of world entertainment and food vendors beginning at 10 a.m. and continuing through early evening.
The World Heritage Cultural Center has already booked representative troupes of the cultures of Puerto Rico, Ecuador, the Philippines, Russia, and the Ukraine; Gypsy, Cossack, and Jewish traditions; and the continents of Asia and South America.
During the event, World of Colors Global Appreciation Awards will be given to honor and appreciate those individuals, partnerships, or organizations that go the extra mile in doing good, not only in the U.S. but throughout the world.
In the past, recipients have included Zolaykha Sherzad (Kabul, Afghanistan), fashion designer, community ambassador Karif's Design Studio Meera; Teresa Gandhi (Hong Kong, London, Mumbai), founder and chief executive officer of The Giving Back Foundation; Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria), architect, environmentalist, author, co-founder of Environmental Rights Action (Friends of the Earth Nigeria); Olivia Bouler (New York), 15-year-old aspiring ornithologist, author and illustrator, "Olivia's Birds: Saving the Gulf," benefiting the Audubon Society; and Randy and Charles Fisher (New York), publishers of Hip-Hop Books to promote Literacy and Gun and Gang Violence Prevention, creators of the Hip-Hop 4 Peace Program.
"It is not uncommon for those who are born out of their native land to feel lost in a sea of different cultures and backgrounds," said Sattie Persaud, founder and executive director of World Heritage Cultural Center. "A cultural identity is important. Arts integration is a powerful force that allows people to develop a strong self identity and connect them to their cultural roots. To understand where you come from and where others come from fosters a greater understanding and respect for different cultural values and customs. Nothing can capture the imagination more than telling great stories through the Arts."
World of Colors is free to the public, and visitors are encouraged to come in their native dress. For more information, visit http://www.mywhcc.com.
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