2011 International Mother Language Day Celebration
Every 14 Days, a language dies.* Celebrate the world’s 7,000 remaining languages. 2011 INTERNATIONAL MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY February 21, 2011 Historic Sixth & I Synagogue Washington, DC Organized by: Dhroopad, Cafe Luna and Skewers, and the UN Association of the National Capitol Area Photography by Ellie Van Houtte www.ellievanhoutte.com
Dhroopad BANGLADESHDHROOPAD is a cultural organization in the greater Washington DC Metro area, committed to promoting the rich cultural heritage of Bangladesh.Attachment contains song and dance line-upWebsite: www.dhroopad.org
Janice Torres & Ron Warren NATIVE AMERICANJanice Torres represens the Taino Tribe. She performed traditional dance and song along with Ron Warren of the Echota Cherokee Tirbe.
Festejos y Tonderos PERUBilly Castillo ( Guitar,Vocal). Fernando Cabrejo ( Violin, vocal) and Rafael Rivera (Cajon Peruano, Percussion) played traditional music from Peru.
Shakama IVORY COASTShakama is among the people who have given the gift of their voice to humanity in order to touch peoples hearts and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Themulticultural touch of her album is felt through the different sounds made of: rap, reggae, tango, word beat, dancehall.. She sings in... Bambara as well as in French or Englishhttp://www.shakamalyrics.net/
Huda Asfour & Emmal Baker PALESTINEHuda Asfour is a Palestinian composer and kanoun player. Emmal Baker is a Palestinian singer and musician. Emmal received formal training in Palestine at theNational Conservatory of Music in Ramallah where she studied music history and theory, classical Arabic singing and Buzuq.
Marsala Mbaye SENEGALMarsala Mbaye played the sabar drum from Senegal and encouraged guests to sing and dance along.
Chin Hamaya JAPANCarrying on traditional Japanese dance and culture.