World VoicesMarch 4, 2013
Entertainment at the Ottawa Immigration Forum reflected the cultural heritage that immigrants bring to Ottawa and which enriches citizens’ culinary, musical, and leisure choices.
Special Performance by the Brookfield World Voices Choir
The World Voices Choir from Brookfield High School performed a heartfelt song in Swahili, entitled “Hebu! Mandari” (Come Sing and Dance). The group studies and performs music from traditional cultures and promotes passion for global citizenship. Members of the choir sing in more than one dozen languages.
Musical entertainment by Shaman Rhythms
Shaman Rhythms, an Ottawa-based band, entertained participants with their unique combination of Spanish guitar, Latin percussion, and influences from flamenco, gypsy jazz, blues and world beats.
Group stretching led by Manali Haridas of “Zen for You”
Successful new Canadian entrepreneur Manali Haridas, founder and owner of “Zen for You” health studio, led participants through a series of stretching exercises, which drew elements from the traditional yoga disciplines originating in ancient India.