Performers selected for Guam’s 2nd presentation for the Kennedy Center Arts across America

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The Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency (CAHA) is pleased to announce that the following performers: accomplished jazz musician Patrick Palomo; award-winning group SKIP Entertainment Dance Company; trained in classical voice, Ernest Ochoco, Paul Valdez and Company, and the Dolls, an all-girl band that promotes women empowerment through music have been selected to be a part of Guam’s second presentation in the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts’ 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

The 20-week series of online programming that changes weekly features various musical performances, interpretive dancing, poetry, spoken word, and much more. Presented by the Kennedy Center in partnership with Facebook the series features free, live stream performances weekdays that can be viewed via Facebook and YouTube and on the Kennedy Center’s website. The series launched on July 27, 2020 and will end on December 11, 2020.

“In this time of uncertainty, CAHA is thrilled that Guam’s vibrant artistic community will be represented in the Arts Across America series and for the opportunity for island talent to be highlighted in a nationwide initiative. CAHA is grateful to the Kennedy Center and Facebook for providing the platform to uplift and showcase the work of these outstanding artists to a worldwide audience” stated Jillette Leon Guerrero, CAHA Executive Director.

Guam’s second presentation on the “Arts Across America” Series will be showcased on the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts Facebook page at 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (ChST). Guam’s first presentation in the series featuring Microchild and Inetnon Gefpa’go which aired for the first time last Thursday can be viewed on the Center’s YouTube channel and Facebook page at https://www.kennedy-center.org/digitalstage/arts-across-america/ .

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