New episode a multicultural musical homage to Japanese American Internees during World War II

Sangam Arts will host its next episode of Mosaic Connect – Precious Scars – on Monday, August 17th at 6:00PM PT. The free, online event will weave together musical influences from Mexico, Japan, and the Middle East, to retell the experiences Japanese-Americans faced during that difficult time. The episode will feature selections from the premiere performance, as well as live conversations with the composers, Amr Selim, Vico Diaz, and Ray Furuta; with photographer Renee Billingslea; and with community leaders.

About Mosaic Connect
Mosaic Connect is a series of virtual performances designed to highlight our common threads, celebrate our diversity, and bring people together – with no borders. Each Mosaic Connect episode showcases world-class music and dance co-created by local Mosaic Fellows and master artists.

About Mosaic Silicon Valley
Mosaic Silicon Valley is a Sangam Arts Initiative created to strengthen our rapidly diversifying community through curated performances by world-class artists. As society becomes increasingly diverse culturally, we need a new paradigm that creates opportunities for cross-cultural understanding and allows diverse people to come together as Americans while celebrating what makes us unique. Mosaic Silicon Valley bridges cultural communities by presenting new works by artists working collaboratively with dance and music traditions disparate from their own.

About Sangam Arts
Founded in 2013, Sangam Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides an innovative platform for artists from diverse backgrounds to come together to collaborate and co-create world-class music and dance performances. Using a wide range of cultural and artistic expressions from Folklorico and Tap to Kathak and Hula, the organization’s presentations are carefully curated to help us see our common humanity while allowing us to celebrate the traits that make us unique. Sangam Arts’ unique approach and reputation for quality programming have helped gain the support of grantors and foundations such as the Office of Cultural Affairs, City of San Jose, SVCreates and Knight Foundation. For more information, visit www.sangamarts.org.