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The Mosaic Festival in Silicon Valley announced a packed lineup of artists and performers representing culturally-distinct communities within and around San Jose and Silicon Valley for its inaugural event on October 2, 2021, at the Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum rock Avenue, San Jose from Noon to 6 PM. The festival, presented by Mosaic America and the School of Arts & Culture, brings over 50 partners from culture-bearers to tech giants, with a mission to create more belonging through art.
The festival presents performances by Bloco Do Sol San Jose, Buu Kim Tu Lion Dancing, Calpulli Tonalehqueh Aztec Dancers, The Confederation of Ohlone Peoples, Danny Thien Le, Dunsmuir Scottish Dancers, Ensamble Folclórico Colibrí, International Performing Arts of America 神彩藝術團, LaToya Fernandez, Mary Jessie Celestin, New Ballet, New Ground Theatre Dance Company, Opera Cultura, Opera San Jose, Parangal Dance Company, Playboyz, Inc., Ramana Vieira, Ray Furuta, San Jose Jazz, San Jose Taiko, Simorgh Dance Collective, Tabia African American Theatre Ensemble, Blood Moon Orchestra, Xpressions and more!
“Our goal was to make sure that every person who comes to the festival sees their culture and community represented, seeding a sense of Belonging,” says Priya Das, Co-founder and Vice President of Programming for Mosaic America. “We are honored to present master artists who connect history, identity, and culture to Place. All of us, together, will reinforce the mosaic of Silicon Valley.”
Mosaic America is a nonprofit organization that strengthens communities, cultivates belonging, and catalyzes inclusion through inter-cultural and co-created art. Our team of artists uses inspiration from their cultures and art forms to collaborate on unique performances and expressions that highlight the common threads of our shared American story.