World Artists Experiences

World Artists Experiences (WAE) bridges international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in communities, colleges and schools. The arts are used as an international language.

WAE encourages international interaction by providing channels of communication and exchange; including opportunities for educators and students, cultural experiences, direct public interaction with the world's people, and empowerment of students to become world leaders.

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   Um Kalthoum from Egypt in Concert in Easton Friday April 25
      

   Friday, April 25, 7 PM, Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street, Easton

The Um Kalthoum group is the main performing arts group of the Higher Institute of Arts of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture. The group consists of six singers and 12 musicians, using six violins, one reed flute, one cello, one contrabass, and classic Arabic musical instruments such as the Qanun, and two rhythmic instruments. The group is named after the late Um Kalthum, known by Egyptians, Arabs and worldwide lovers of international singers as Kawkab al-Shar ("Star of the East"). More than three decades after her death in 1975, she is still widely regarded as the greatest female Arabic singer in history. The group will perform her well known songs. The lyrics were written by famous Egyptian poets and songwriters. The group has been well recognized worldwide for their unique performances.

Easton Flyer



    Russia Cultural Immersion Day May 22
      

Russia Cultural Immersion Day May 22

From art and history to food and dance, Russian culture is the focus of a full day of activities in Washington D.C. featuring visits to The Embassy of Russia and Russian Orthodox Church, a dinner featuring traditional Russian cuisine, the Bolshoi Ballet and many other experiences.

Highlighting the day will be attendance at the Kennedy Center with orchestra seats at the sold out performance of the Bolshoi Ballet's performance of "Giselle," one of the most romantic and visually striking works in the classical canon. Russia's Bolshoi Ballet returns to the Opera House to dance Giselle with "unparalleled intensity and brillance." (Washington Post)

The cost for the day is $215 per person; including transportation, dinner, ballet ticket, refreshments and surprises. Departure is scheduled at 11:45 am at Sam's parking lot, General's Highway, Annapolis; returning at approximately 10:30 pm. To register, (1) FIRST call the registrar at 410-956-2448 to be placed on the trip log; (2) SECOND, following your telephone registration, complete and mail the form below with your payment. Payment by check must be received within 7 days of telephone registration. PLEASE NOTE: Phone contact with registrar must be made prior to mailing check. We regret that refunds for this event cannot be offered. Program events are subject to change.

Complete Information and Registration Form



   Aca Seca Trio in Concert June 2 - 4
      

Aca Seca Trio in Concert June 2 - 4

   Monday, June 2, 7 PM, Annapolis Area, Venue TBD

   Monday, June 3, 7 PM, Chesapeake Arts Center, 194 Hammonds Ferry Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD

   Wednesday, June 4, 7 PM, Avalon Theatre, 40 East Dover Street, Easton

With their three voices and instruments - guitar, piano, and percussion - the Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South America in the sublime possibilities of its popular music. In songs written by their own Juan Quintero and esteemed composers from Uruguay, Brazil, and theirnative Argentina, the trio's vocals blend and glide over Latin rhythms to create a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent's rich heritage.

Juan Quintero, acoustic guitar and voice
Andrés Beeuwsaert, piano and voice
Mariano Cantero, percussion and voice

Aca Seca Trio at Chesapeake Arts Center Flyer

Aca Seca Trio at Avalon Theater Flyer



   Calling Volunteers!

Calling Volunteers!

World Artists Experiences is organizing teams of volunteers to build and further the vision of bridging international understanding through cultural and citizen diplomacy in schools, colleges, and communities.

We invite you to join us.

Please email: wae@comcast.net or Call 410-647-4482 or 410-647-7494

and indicate areas which you might enjoy assisting WAE: publicity, development, administrative assistance, web design, fundraising, cultural immersion experiences, cultural ambassadors in schools, international art exchanges, international education month, an international summit, Ambassador Series of world experiences in communities, assisting with the welcoming and hosting international groups, graphic design, as programs, flyers, etc., videotaping, coordinating volunteers, hosting a "house of Friends" to allow many people to know about the organization, building audiences, writing, editing, researching, grant writing, etc.

   
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ART EXCHANGE BRIDGES THE WORLD CULTURAL IMMERSION DAYS SHOWCASE THE WORLD WORLD ARTISTS EXPERIENCES SALUTES VOLUNTEERS

In February, World Artists Experiences and the Embassy of the People's Republic of China's Cultural Office worked together to present their first joint student art exchange between American and Chinese elementary students.

The event was billed as a "visual dialogue" between Yijin Elementary School in the Zhejiang Province and Crofton Woods Elementary School in Crofton, Maryland.

The opening celebration, which included songs from both countries performed by students, was held on February 21 at Crofton Woods Elementary. Members from the Embassy of the People's Republic of China, and Maryland state and county government representatives attended the reception, as did local artists and members of the community. The final song was sung in darkness. As the song continued to describe the importance of children's lights in the world, the room was filled with candles that the children lit.

Some of the artwork was taken by Crofton Woods to be presented at the National Art Teachers' Association in New York City.

World Artists Experiences' Cultural Immersion day trips to Washington D.C. to enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of countries from around the world are becoming extremely popular. To see photos from past Cultural Immersion days, click here: European Union Immersion Day Photos

World Artists Experiences is fueled by the enthusiasm and energy of a large corps of volunteers who work in several program teams: Ambassador Series concerts and events; Cultural Immersion Days; and International Education. Volunteers also lend their time and talents to several support teams: Public Relations / Technology; Development; Legal / Governance; Budget / Finance; Strategic / Long-Range Planning; Personnel and Nominations; and Staff / Volunteers.

Do you believe in our mission and want to join our cadre of volunteers? We would love to hear from you!

To join the many volunteers who support World Artists Experiences, click here. We couldn't do what we do without you!