Several community members from the Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center singing project will perform at the LBCC Benton Center Acoustic Showcase on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 1 p.m. in the center’s student lounge, 757 NW Polk Ave., Corvallis.
After receiving a generous grant from the Benton County Cultural Coalition, CMLC created a CD project with songs in different native languages performed by community members. Most of the singers had never recorded before.
The project culminated in the recording of a CD including more than 20 community members singing 22 traditional and original songs in 10 different languages including: Sanskrit and Hindi from India; Sasak from Indonesia; French; Vietnamese; Tagalog from the Philippines; English; Mongolian; Taiwanese; Dari from Afghanistan; and Spanish from Mexico.
The Benton Center Acoustic Showcase is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the LBCC Benton Center at 541-757-8944.