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The pandemic has deeply affected the lives of people all over the world. We hear stories from our friends who many of you have either experienced in your community or perhaps hosted in your homes.  All have disappointments, but hope remains high for the future. Until we can welcome and embrace our friends from around the world, we will keep in touch and let you hear from them through links and live Zooms.  We welcome your ideas for bridging people and cultures across continents (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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Our New and Changing World-Fall 2020 Newsletter

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"From Topsy-Turvy to New Possibilities"


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Bringing Together Two Brazils Through Music and Culture - a zoom performance on September 24th at 7 pm ET

WAE Zoom Meeting Brazilian Music 9 24 2020

Brazilian musician Esdras Rodrigues will present a free webinar at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.  Rodrigues will perform Brazilian traditional and concert music and discuss how music helps to unify Brazil culture.  His presentation will be followed by questions and answers.

Rodrigues experience includes orchestral, Baroque, contemporary, and Brazilian music. He has performed throughout Brazil and in the United States, Germany, Greece, Vietnam, Singapore, Mexico, Argentina, and Australia. He currently focuses on Brazilian music playing both violin and rabeca, a Brazilian fiddle.

The webinar is sponsored by World Artists Experiences, a non-profit organization which bridges international understanding through citizen and cultural diplomacy.  For additional information see the WAE website at or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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A BULGARIAN MUSICAL JOURNEY A zoom performance on September 10, 2020 at 7:00pm ET

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September 3, 2020

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"The Sultanate of Oman in America”: August 26, 2020, at 7 PM on ZOOM 

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Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center of the 

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Remember André Mehmari, the wonderful pianist from Brazil who came to WAE in April 2019 in Annapolis, Frostburg, and Salisbury? André lives in São Paulo, the largest city in Brazil as well as the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere.

André Mehmari is considered one of Brazil's most talented musicians. His activities as pianist and composer are highly regarded in both popular and classical music. As his compositions have been performed by leading orchestras such as Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and chamber ensembles such as the São Paulo String Quartet, his career in jazz and Brazilian popular music has  attained wide attention both in Brazil and abroad.

Hear from André Mehmari, enjoy his music on his website and learn more about São Paulo on the You Tube link below  

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Eternal Screams:  Solving a 3000 Year Old Mystery - A Zoom discussion on August 13, 2020 5:00 PM Eastern Time


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Although we cannot come together for live performances at this time, we want to stay connected to you. Please enjoy this virtual performance from our own Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Chamber Choir Megaron.


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NATALIA ARROYO ENSEMBLE: A performance in the Virtual WAE Series

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                            For our next virtual performance we welcome our friends in the

                                                        NATALIA ARROYO ENSEMBLE

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María Eugenia Aquino Fontana on the Cuisine of Paraguay

World Artists Experiences is pleased to present the following Ambassador Series events, Cultural Immersion Experiences, and special events.  Ambassador Series events are provided to the community at no cost; however, your tax-deductible contribution will be gratefully appreciated.

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The Cuisine of Paraguay - July 1st Zoom lecture

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  "The Business of Death in Ancient Egypt: The Discovery of a Mummification Workshop at Saqqara"


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During the pandemic and protests, we thank you for your care for the people and cultures of the world.  Also, we are hearing from our  friends and partners with both their support and expressing their value in WAE! You can and have made a
       The voices of our youth are saying:
The world we live in holds seven billion
people; thousands of languages
and trillions of stories, waiting to be told.
People are different and unique, yet all one!
It's not only the color of our skin,
our diversity makes us special on the
outside and the in.
While every name is no bigger than the
length of a hand, happiness knows no boundaries and is the
universal language all names understand.
We all struggle, we all smile, we all cry.
We are inter-connected and our diversity
shapes us and pulls us together.
We try to be grateful, to help the broken
hearted, to remember: “If not me, who? If not
now when? We belong together.
Our differences remind us of our shared
humanity together, we bring peace to the
world. Black hair, blond curls, beads in braids,
a kippah, a hijab-
Inside we are all spices-we make this
One world: filled with the wonder of our amazing stories.
Learning to see, eye to eye,
we celebrate together that being different
makes us human.
With our stories and dreams we teach each other about
Make friends, learn new languages and cross boundaries.
Our differences unite in the glow of one heart.
You’re a foreigner to me, I’m just as foreign
to you.
A rainbow has seven beautiful colors but we
don’t judge one over another.
Let’s partner to stop the oppression caused
by misdirected ambition.
Ignorance is the enemy, not people. We all
breathe the same air, and all our work shapes our singular world.
With a twinge of sadness and a glimmer of
hope, grateful for those we love and those who love
us, we know that we all share responsibility for
this world.
With effort and a little magic, we can change.
Everyone is special and important. In the
end, we are all explorers relying on each other.
From the 2015 WAE’s Bridges to the World Student Anthology. Compiled by Michael Glaser and Rachel Heinhorst.
We must recommit ourselves to build on WAE’s hope. Let us work together for a better world! We ask please for your thoughts, ideas, and willingness to help us to build together!
World Artists Experiences Vision is a world where citizens open dialogues and establish partnership to foster 
mutual understanding thus respect, trust, and small steps toward peace within our world.
Our Mission is to build bridges between diverse people of all cultures using cultural and citizen diplomacy through the universal language of the arts.
Our Programs encourage international interaction with the worlds people by providing channels for communication and exchanges, direct interaction with the people of the world
in communities and homes, providing cultural experiences for educators, students and the public, and
sustainable development opportunities.
Our Tools are the international language of the arts which share what is most culturally and spiritually meaningful to diverse groups.
Our Values:
  •  Uniting the world through dialogue
  •  Encouraging respect, trust and hope among all peoples in the world
  •  Celebrating the humanity that the arts express everywhere.
Our Guiding Principles:
  •  Listening, observing, sharing, and “walking in others’ shoes” to achieve mutual understanding
  •  Establish giving and receiving relationships
  •  Know the commonalities of people and cultures and respect  the differences
  •  Promote peace and hope in our world
  •  Promote hospitality and inclusiveness
  •  Promote international education to provide deep insights into the cultures and issues of the people of the world
  •  Create cultural partnerships
  •  Share humanity through the arts
                         MAY WE ASK FOR YOUR HELP?
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Dear World Artists Experiences' Friends,

This Virtual WAE features the internationally recognized Megaron Chamber Choir from Slovenia.  Founded in 2003, the chorus is distinguished by its inspiring interpretations of music from various periods and especially for its interpretative singing of Slovenian folk music.  The choir performed for WAE audiences last year in Annapolis, Cumberland, and Salisbury in Maryland and in Pittston, Pennsylvania.  Included are a few pictures.

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World Artists Experiences
in Partnership with
Educational and Cultural Bureau
Presents a series of LIVE LECTURES featuring the CULTURE OF EGYPT
The first live lecture,
followed by questions and answers 
On ZOOM  (see the link below)
Journey through Ancient Egypt 
Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty
 Egypt is the cradle of human civilization. On its land, migrations of people, traditions, philosophies and religious beliefs succededeach other for thousands of years. Evidence of this succession is still visible in the accumulation of monuments and sites attesting to a uniquely comprehensive cultural heritage. Indeed, one of the phenomena which shaped Egypt's distinctive identity, and explains its pervasive influence on the then known world, was a dynamism that accommodated and re-formulated these successive cultures into one homogeneous and harmonious  Egyptian canvas. Egypt is one civilization woven of many strands, threaded by successive and intertwining eras: the Pharaonic, the Graeco-Roman, the Coptic Christian, and the Islamic eras.
During the stages of this long history and the effects of different forms of civilization remained the Egyptian character in a distinctive cultural heritage. We can find the roots and origins of the majority of the phenomena of Science, Arts, Sports, or even traditional behaviors in the Egyptian community influenced by ancient Egyptian civilization, which can be traced in our lives nowadays. Not only this but also it  contributed to the Egyptian civilization in influencing a lot of other people and nations through aspects of civilization in various fields such as science and arts...etc.
Mohamed Hamza is inviting you to a scheduled ZOOM meeting.
Topic: Journey through Ancient Egypt
Time: May 28, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 898 2338 6427
Password: 024367
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Mamdouh Mohamed ELDAMATY
Current Position:   
- Professor of Egyptology in the Dept. of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, 
- Chairman of the Archaeology Sector Committee of the Supreme Council of Universities, 
- Head of the excavation mission at El-Matarya (Ancient Heliopolis) - Cairo, 
and Former Minister of Antiquities  
Awards and Honors: 
- Legion of Honor "Cavalier" from the Italian Government (Oct. 10. 2004). 
- State Award for Excellence in Social Sciences (Jun. 21. 2010) 
- Gold Medal of Charles University in Prague (Jun. 22. 2015) 
- Award of Appreciation in Social Sciences of Ain Shams University (May 28. 2018)  
Study and Degrees: 
- Bachelor of Egyptology, from the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, in May 1983. 
- M.A. in Egyptology, from the Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University, in April 1989. 
- Doctor of Philosophy (Egyptology), from Trier University, Germany, in 
June 1995.  
Academic Positions held: 
- Professor of Egyptology in the Dept. of Archaeology, faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University (Aug. 21. 2006 to date). 
- Chairman of the Department of Archaeology in the Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University (Sep. 12. 2006 - Sep. 12. 2009). 
- Director of Centre for Research, Counseling and Training, Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University (Oct. 15. 2008 - Oct. 13. 2009). 
- Director of Open Learning Center, Ain Shams University (Mar. 22. 2009 - Nov. 15. 2009). 
- Dean of the faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University (Sep. 13. 2009 - May 14. 2011)
Non-academic Positions held: 
- Minister of Antiquities of Egypt (Jun. 17. 2014 - Mar. 23. 2016). 
- Cultural Counsellor and Director of the Office of Educational Mission in the Egyptian Embassy in Germany, and supervisor of the Educational mission in the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway (May. 15. 2011 - Jun. 16. 2014). 
- Director General of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo and Supervisor of the abroad exhibitions in SCA. (Feb. 01. 2001 - Jan. 31. 2004).  
Scientific Publications:
Ten books and 28 scientific research papers in international and local scientific journals
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WAE Virtual Events! ... Embassy of Japan Compilation

Although we cannot come together for live performances at this time, we want to stay connected to you. Please enjoy these virtual performances from Bratislava.

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WAE Virtual Events! ... Bratislava Boys Choir Videos

Although we cannot come together for live performances at this time, we want to stay connected to you. Please enjoy these virtual performances from Bratislava.

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WAE Virtual Events! ... Federico Longo Video

Although we cannot come together for live performances at this time, we want to stay connected to you. Please enjoy this virtual performance from beautiful Italy.

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WAE Upcoming Events! Event Cancellations through May

Dear World Artists Experiences' Friends, Supporters, and Followers,

Over the past months, World Artists Experiences has experienced the coronavirus with great sadness. With deep concern for the health of all people, and out of an overabundance of caution, World Artists Experiences will cancel all experiences in March, April, and May for public gatherings.    

One can only imagine the disappointment of those who had planned for months to bring their culture to us. Also, our volunteers must unravel endless planning for the world experiences. We express to all of the artists and fantastic volunteers our deepest gratitude for all your deep care and thoughtfulness, wonderful talents, and dedicated work which you give to bridge the people of our world!

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