Call for Guam performers for ‘Arts across America’ series

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The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) is seeking Guam based performers to be a part of Guam’s presentation in the Kennedy Center’s “Arts across America” Series.  During this extraordinary time of uncertainty due to a global pandemic, and as the nation faces its history of systemic racism and oppression, this promise to celebrate all who contribute to the culture of the US becomes paramount to addressing inequity and ensuring the livelihood of our artists and art forms. Guam and the other jurisdictions, as well as the 50 states were invited by the Kennedy Center to participate in this program. 

The series presented the Kennedy Center in partnership with Facebook features free, live stream performances weekdays that can be viewed via Facebook and YouTube and on the Kennedy Center’s website. The lineup of artists in Arts across America changes weekly, featuring various musical performances, interpretive dancing, poetry, spoken word, and much more. The 20-week series debuted on July 27, 2020 and will end on December 11, 2020.       

“CAHA is pleased to have this opportunity to collaborate with local talent and PBS Guam to give audiences across the nation a presentation that will not only uplift their spirits, but highlight the diversity of the arts on Guam and the contributions of these performers to our island community,” stated Jillette Leon Guerrero, CAHA Executive Director. 

Solo acts and traditional and contemporary groups such as singers, dancers, poets, musicians, bands, and dance troupes etc., are welcome to audition. Interested parties must submit a biography and a short 2-4 minute performance video via email to jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov by November 3, 2020.  Selected performers will be showcased on the “Arts across America” Series on December 8, 2020 on Facebook. 

For further information, contact Jackie Balbas, Program Coordinator IV at 300-1205 or via email at jacqueline.balbas@caha.guam.gov.

(News release from Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities)

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