September 18, 2021 (Silicon Valley, Calif.) – 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 6PM. The festival, presented by Mosaic America and the School of Arts & Culture bring over 50 partners from culture-bearers to tech giants, with a mission to create more belonging through art.
The festival also presents performances by Bloco Do Sol San Jose, Buu Kim Tu Lion Dancing,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, 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 Progamming 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.”
The free event will also feature workshops, a visual art exhibit, and food trucks. Visit www.MosaicAmerica.org/Festival for more details and register for a chance to win raffle prizes.
The Mosaic Festival Silicon Valley is funded by Applied Materials, Knight Foundation, Google, Adobe, Healthtrust, Office of Racial Equity of the City of San Jose, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, SV Creates, Wyndham Garden and Priya Living, with the support of its media partners TFC (The Filipino Channel), Myx, iWantTV, Diya TV and India Currents.
About Mosaic America:
Mosaic 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.