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World Refugee Day Events

World Refugee Day events on June 20 in Washington, DC

Join us on World Refugee Day for our live events at the Kennedy Center and Eighteenth Street Lounge.  Event details and ticket information is below.
 

THE KENNEDY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS MILLENNIUM STAGE

Join UNHCR and the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage for a special musical performance in recognition of World Refugee Day.

Featuring: Grammy®-nominated Cheick Hamala Diabate, world-renowned Malian master of the ngoni, a traditional stringed lute, and a historian in the Griot tradition.  With an appearance by Youssouf Keita, a.k.a. “Supernova”, Malian rapper and rising star from The X Factor, Diamond White, performing Peace, a song for World Refugee Day written by John Legend and Toby Gad.

                         

International Best Selling author, Khaled Hosseini, is making a special stop at the Kennedy Center in honor of World Refugee Day. Khaled, UNHCR Goodwill Envoy, will open the evenings performance. Mr. Hosseini is currently on a sold out book tour. Following the performance Khaled’s new book, And The Mountains Echoed, will be on sale and Mr. Hosseini will stay for a brief book signing.

Where: The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Grand Foyer

When: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 6:00pm

Free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served.

 

WORLD REFUGEE DAY COCKTAIL PARTY AND CONCERT AT EIGHTEENTH STREET LOUNGE

Join us for an evening of cocktails and music with an opening song by rising star, Diamond White, The X Factor.

Music by Cheick Hamala Diabate and featuring Khaled Hosseini and other special guests

8:30 – 9:30 pm  Cocktails 

9:30 pm  Concert


Where: 
Eighteenth Street Lounge
1212 18th Street NW, Washington, DC

Purchase tickets here

Concert tickets will likely sell out, please reserve your tickets as soon as possible!

$20 General admission
concert and appetizers

$95 VIP
includes signed book, champagne, access to VIP area, appetizers and concert

All proceeds will be donated to USA for UNHCR.

On World Refugee Day, Cheick Diabate will release his newest album, Anka Ben Mali Denou. Both the album and his Kennedy Center performance will include a song that calls for peace in Mali.

View the concert invite in .pdf format here.


 

 

Khaled Hosseini

UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and author of international best-selling novel The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini's message on World Refugee Day.

Alek Wek

South Sudanese internationally praised supermodel, Alek Wek's message on World Refugee Day.

Lady Antebellum

Seven-time Grammy award winning country music group, Lady Antebellum's message on World Refugee Day.