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Concert of Colors Diversity Festival in 26th Year

By |2018-07-11T15:45:13-04:00July 11th, 2018|Entertainment, Features|

Since 1993, the Concert of Colors has been a regular Detroit-based, diversity-themed music festival with a goal of “uniting Metro Detroit’s diverse communities and ethnic groups.” This is done with a variety of musical acts that are sourced from around the world. The free festival’s acts this year include everything from the punk sounds of Pennsylvania-based group Tile, the pop and Hip-Hop-influenced work of Flint Native Tunde Olaniran and Iranian artist Mohsen Namjoo — hailed by the New York Times as Iran’s Bob Dylan.
The concert was established by Ismael Ahmed, the former head of ACCESS, or the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, in partnership with New Detroit, a racial justice organization New Detroit. Originally a one-day event at Chene Park, it expanded to three days in 2001 and now it spans from June 11 through 15. This year’s event is being produced by the Arab American National Museum with partners Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Institute of Arts, the University of Michigan — Detroit Center, ACCESS and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.
More information about the event’s history and a list of all music times and venues can be found online at http://concertofcolors.com.

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