Bridges that Unite exhibition presents special activities for International
Development Week

Afghan musician performs free cultural events this weekend in Canada's Capital Region

OTTAWA, Feb. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - This weekend, in conjunction with the Bridges that Unite exhibition, Aga Khan Foundation Canada kicks off International Development Week with From Kabul to Ottawa, free public performances by renowned Afghan musician, Vaheed Kaacemy.

Residents of the region are invited to discover Afghanistan through the lens of its rich and diverse musical traditions. Mr. Kaacemy's two appearances - in Gatineau at the Canadian Museum of Civilization and in Ottawa at the Canada Science and Technology Museum - take place against the backdrop of International Development Week, an annual event highlighting the work of Canada's development community.

From Kabul to Ottawa is open to all, however seating is limited. For details visit www.bridgesthatunite.ca.

Upcoming Events:

From Kabul to Ottawa featuring Vaheed Kaacemy:

Saturday, February 6, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., in conjunction with the Hidden Treasures exhibition, at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Northern Salon.

Sunday, February 7, from 2:00-3:00 p.m., at the Canada Science and Technology Museum auditorium.

Bridges that Unite continues: Global citizens of all ages are invited to learn more about Canada's role in the world through film, photography, stories and activities, by visiting the Bridges that Unite exhibition on now at the Canada Science and Technology Museum until February 28. Visit www.bridgesthatunite.ca for more information.

About the Artist:

Vaheed Kaacemy, who now resides in Toronto, is a versatile performer with an extensive repertory of Afghan folk songs, instrumentals and original compositions. He travels regularly to his native Afghanistan to teach music, and interview and record the country's musicians.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).

SOURCE Aga Khan Foundation Canada

For further information: For further information: Jennifer Morrow, AKFC Manager, Communications, Telephone: (613) 237-2532 x 107, Email: jennifer@akfc.ca

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