Celebrate the Universality of Human Expression With Midsummer's Light

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For Immediate Release:
June 13, 2012
Contact: Robert Butler
816.701.3729
Celebrate the Universality of Human Expression With Midsummer's Light

From the singing bowls of the Himalayas to the gospel music of the United States, from the haunting music of the East to stories from Mesoamerica, all faiths and cultures manifest their deepest-held beliefs and customs through the arts.

Now Kansas Citians of all ages can celebrate the universality of human expression with the family-friendly event Midsummer's Light on Sunday, June 24, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.

Co-sponsored by the Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, Cultural Crossroads, and Festival of Faiths, this afternoon of music, dance, and storytelling is designed to build an awareness of various faith traditions and their commonalities, and to provide a colorful, dynamic, and moving experience.

Among the planned performances are storytelling, a Hindi fire ceremony, a Persian chant, a performance on the Tibetan singing bowls, and songs by the These Are They gospel choir and the Praise Dancers.

Throughout the event children can enjoy various craft projects. Food and drink from various cultures will be available.

Admission is free. RSVP online or call 816.701.3407.