Diversity Abounds at Culture Jam 2015

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The annual Culture Jam Festival in Longmont, Colorado was again an incredible evening dance, music, food and fun as hundreds turned out to see performers from seven countries and four continents. Despite two days of non stop rain and a tornado that destroyed several homes in Longmont the skies cleared for what turned out to be a beautiful evening to enjoy the music of the 2014 Grammy-award winning band “La Santa Cecilia”. Salsa sensation Quemando had the crowd dancing earlier in the evening as did the Brazilian Samba troupe. The evening also featured African Drums, Native American, Mexican and Nepalese Pop dance performers.

The annual concert and cultural display is a family-friendly event of world class music, dancing and community arts to benefit Intercambio Uniting Communities, the Left Hand Foundation and Nepal earthquake survivors.

The event was presented by Left Hand Brewing as an evening to celebrate the rich diversity of the Longmont community and also to support Intercambio , a local nonprofit that provides cultural integration and English classes to immigrants, and for the Longmont YMCA.

Josh Goldberg, promoter and community coordinator for the Longmont based Left Hand Brewery said that it his ambition to bring great shows to the Longmont area. “”I want to have people start thinking about Left Hand and Longmont as a rad place to see music,” Goldberg said.

Photos by Joe Contreras , Teddy Gomez & Melissa Quesada