Opening remarks by Khaled Hosseini, UNHCR Goodwill Envoy, international best-selling author of The Kite Runner andA Thousand Splendid Suns about his new novel And The Mountains Echoed
Grammy-nominated Cheick Hamala Diabate will perform traditional Malian music in a special World Refugee Day performance.
With an appearance by Youssouf Keita, a.k.a. “Supernova”, Malian rapper
There will be a post-performance book sale and signing of Khaled’s new book And The Mountains Echoed.
On World Refugee Day, Cheick Diabate will release his newest album, Anka Ben Mali Denou. Both the album and his Kennedy Center performance will include a song that calls for peace in Mali.
Free and open to the public. Seating is first come first served.