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Meet the Center Stage Artists!

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Uploaded on Dec 7, 2011

Sufi-rock bands from Lahore...a comedy trio from Karachi...master Haitian troubadours...puppetry and Hip Hop collectives from Yogyakarta...power-house contemporary dance companies from Port-au-Prince and Padang...

Acclaimed at home but little-known to many Americans, performing artists from Pakistan, Haiti, and Indonesia will tour the U.S. in 2012 through the Center Stage program. Tours include a range of community engagement activities, including performances, workshops, discussions, artist-to-artist exchanges, and community gatherings. The ensembles are:

• Arieb Azhar (Islamabad, Pakistan)
• BélO (Pétion-Ville, Haiti)
• Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin (Pétion-Ville, Haiti)
• Jogja Hip Hop Foundation (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
• Nan Jombang (Padang, Indonesia)
• noori (Lahore, Pakistan)
• Papermoon Puppet Theatre (Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
• Ti-Coca & Wanga-Nègès (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
• Very Live (Karachi, Pakistan)
• Zeb & Haniya (Lahore, Pakistan)

Center Stage is made possible by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, and with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc. Visit www.centerstageUS.org for more information.

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