The World Heritage Cultural Center organizes the World of Colors concert

Sattie Persaud, Founder of WHCC and First Councilor of Newtown Daniel Rosenthal

Color World Concert

Color World Concert

The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC)

The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC)

International artists from 21 countries and cultures joined forces to celebrate diversity and the arts

The World Heritage Cultural Center is a place where everyone is welcome and every culture is celebrated.

—Sattie Persaud, Founder of WHCC

NEWTOWN, CT, USA, Oct. 20, 2022 / — The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC) has invited the public to join in the celebration of diversity at the World of Colors Concert, a tie event black/red carpet on October 1, 2022 at the Edmond Hall Theatre, Newtown, CT, USA. An outstanding cast of artists from around the world performed, telling the stories of humanity.

The 246th World of Colors concert, in 16 states since 2009 but the 1st in Newtown CT, featured 10 performing groups, featuring artists from 21 countries and cultures, showcasing traditional arts including—
Spain and Argentina: Manuel Trillo
Native American culture: the Daynomies
Mexico: Mazarte Dance Company
India: Anindita Nanda
Middle East (Egypt, Morocco and Turkey): Aubre Hill
· Jewish, Moldavian, Ukrainian and Russian cultures: Barynya Entertainment
Tahiti and Hawaii: Kaiholunuie Polynesian Dance Company
Bolivia: Traditions Bolivianas
Bulgaria: Svet
China: Isabella Yan

“The World Heritage Cultural Center is a place where everyone is welcome and every culture is celebrated,” said WHCC Founder, Satie Persaud. WHCC is a unique organization that focuses on highlighting the differences between cultures to help bring us all closer together. His work has touched the lives of thousands of people across the United States through shows like the World of Colors Concert. Participants in these shows embrace the unique beauty at the heart of humanity that lies in our differences and are able to connect with others through the enjoyment of the arts.

Hosts for the evening included women from different cultural backgrounds, promoting the WHCC’s message of diversity:
· Actress, producer and educator Isabella Hoffman
· Educator, mentor and artist Gouta Mumcy Mpelege
Classical dancer, Indian classical singer and scientists Anindita Nanda

Mpelege was delighted to be part of this special evening. She said “the World Heritage Cultural Center has proven that unity in diversity is the right medicine for humanity.” Mpelege also acts as Botswana’s Global Ambassador for WHCC.

Nanda, too, welcomed the chance to be a cultural ambassador and help WHCC’s vision come true. “The world is one family,” she said. “Embracing the individuality we all have, accepting each as we are and joining forces with the message of WHCC […] was my holy grail. The WHCC’s message of cultural identity, tolerance and inclusion are the pillars of our humanity.

The World of Colors concert would not be possible without sponsors from across the region. The list of sponsors includes Awesome TV, Ethan Allen Hotel, Ingersoll Auto of Danbury, Dodgingtown Craft & Spirits, Dodgingtown Market & Deli, Newtown Moms Network, The Newtown Bee, Piccirillo Team, Rotary Club of Newtown, Sabrina Style, LS Graphics, 2023 Sandy Hook International Film Festival and Unlocking Connecticut.

WHCC hosts frequent events to educate and empower the community. Money raised from the World of Colors concert will cover the costs of these events and help WHCC in its goal to secure a space in Newtown to serve as its headquarters and also become an instant global destination. Having a head office will allow WHCC to generate income from the center’s activities, rather than relying solely on grants and donations. The center will also be a boon to Connecticut’s economic development.

“We want our communities and our children to be proud of their cultural diversity, to feel like they belong,” explained Persaud. “Diversity is the only thing we have in common, and it should be embraced and celebrated.”

Diversity is important to the community, as Newtown’s First Councilor noted. He presented the WHCC with a proclamation on stage at the October 1st event, declaring October 1st to be Diversity Day in Newtown. WHCC also helps promote the importance of cultural diversity by building important relationships with local schools, including Newtown High School, where it develops projects where young people around the world can connect. WHCC’s Earth.Humanity.World project is part of this vision, using the power of the written word to tell the great stories of cultural diversity. “When people learn about different customs and cultural values,” Persaud said, “respect follows.” She also believes deeply in the importance of preserving cultural diversity to pass on to future generations. “Cultural diversity is as important to humanity as biodiversity is to nature.”

Upcoming events for WHCC include the Sandy Hook International Film Festival, scheduled for fall 2023. Details are forthcoming for this cultural event and others organized by WHCC.

Please visit the WHCC website for more event and organization information.

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