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May 20, 2020
Shangri La partners with Muslim Advocates to launch American Muslim Futures with a free virtual concert at the Kennedy Center
Wednesday Concert Kicks Off Showcase of Barrier-Breaking Artists Envisioning a Better Future for American Muslims
On Wednesday, May 20 at 7 PM ET, Muslim Advocates, the Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art, Culture & Design and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will host an online concert featuring world-class, barrier-breaking musicians. The concert is part of American Muslim Futures, an ongoing project developed by Muslim Advocates in partnership with the Shangri La Museum that connects visual and performing artists with civil rights advocates and cultural institutions to shift the public perception of Muslims in this country and envision a future where all Americans live free of hate. Thursday’s concert, which will be broadcast on Facebook and YouTube, will be emceed by Ascia, a DC-based social media influencer, and will feature performances by: Raef, an internationally-renowned Muslim singer/songwriter based out of Virginia; the Reminders, a Muslim hip hop, soul, and roots duo based in Colorado; Madame Gandhi, an electronic artist, percussionist and vocalist ally based in California.
Read the full Press Release
Read the Colorlines feature about the American Muslim Futures Project