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 23, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
Featured is music from India performed by Channel 41 reporter Syed Shabbir (who also serves as emcee), gospel music from Bryan Austin, and a performance of a traditional Chinese Lion Dance narrated by Bambi Shen.
Presented 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.
Throughout the event children can enjoy various craft projects. Food and drink from various cultures will be available.
Admission is free. RSVP at kclibrary.org  or call 816.701.3407.