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Songs and Stories: Refugee Artists in San Diego

SAN DIEGO– The Center for World Music presents Songs and Stories of Refugee Artists in San Diego. This series (supported by an Humanities for All Quick Grant) will highlight musicians and artists from within San Diego’s refugee communities. Through live performances and real conversations, the audience will be immersed in the cultures and journeys of a seldom heard segment of the fabric of San Diego’s vibrant and diverse population.

Performing artists will include Matrida Umoja Band (Congo), Revelation Gospel Band (East and Central Africa), Emanuel Adamson (Congo), Shifaa: Iraqi Refugee Women’s Drum Circle (Iraq), Ari Honarvar (Iran) and Dlan Dary (Syria), and the Music House (Middle East).

All performances are free and open to the public. Please visit the San Diego Public Library website for information about ADA accessibility and parking information.

This series is support by California Humanities through an Humanities for All Quick Grant.


Saturday, June 9, 2018 – 2:00 PM

Voices of Hope From Africa

San Diego Central Library, Neil Morgan Auditorium

330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101


Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 2:00 PM

Musicians of the Middle East

Logan Heights Branch Library

567 S 28th St., San Diego, CA 92113


Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM

Make Music Day/World Music Day Event

Transformation through Rhythm & Word

City Heights/Weingart Library and Performance Annex

3795 Fairmount Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

For more information visit the Center for World Music site.


For more information, go to https://centerforworldmusic.org/event/songs-stories-series/ or contact Monica Emery, Executive Director, (619) 363-3007, monica@centerforworldmusic.org.



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