Come celebrate UN International Mother Language Day! Come enjoy a cultural extravaganza on February 19, 2011 with an evening of music and colorful dance performances from around the world.
According to the National Geographic, every 14 days, a language dies. At least half of the world's languages are projected to disappear this century. Through this multi-cultural event we will celebrate the world's 7,000 languages and highlight the need for language preservation.
Each year this event grows bigger and better, so don’t miss out on this entertaining cultural journey around the world! The line-up for this year's show includes:
- Verastile Native American performers Ron Warren and Janice Torres
- Activist and singer from the Ivory Coast, Shakama, who sings in French, Bambara and English
- Traditional Bangladeshi songs and dances presented by Dhroopad
- Palestinian folk singers, Huda Asfour and Emmal Baker Karmi
- Traditional Peruvian rhythms (Festejos y Tonderos ) by Abel Castillo and Rafael Rivera
and much more......
When: Saturday, Feb 19, 2011, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Historic 6th and I Synagogue, 600 I Street NW, Washington DC (near Chinatown metro)
This event is FREE and open to the public
Look for the DC Language Lovers Sign