The Richmond Youth Peace Project is commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, ailment Jr. with the seventh annual Youth Educoncert, Generation Dream 2012.
The shows are scheduled for Friday, February 3, at 7 p.m. at the Richmond Public Library’s main branch (free), 101 E Franklin St, and Saturday, February 4, at 2 p.m. at the Science Museum of Virginia (free with museum admission). The Friday show is being presented as part of First Fridays Artwalk. The Saturday performance is presented in conjunction with the Science Museum’s exhibit, Race: Are We So Different?
Generation Dream 2012 features talented youth performers from throughout the Richmond metropolitan area. Performers include Minds in Motion Team XXL; Taaluma African dance; Indian dance and music from Apsaras Arts Dance Group and Gandharva North America. dance from Rave’ Williams and the Noelle Connect Dancers; instrumental music from Pranay Vissa and Seth Vickers; songs from Krista Olson and Nyenda Diamond Anderson; rock and roll from the Firehawks Band; and spoken word by Angelica De Jesus and Vibha Patel. The young performers will be supported by local professionals Ezibu Muntu (Saturday only); Theresa G and– as always–Drums No Guns.
The Richmond Youth Peace Project (RYPP) is a program of the Richmond Peace Education Center, along with Drums No Guns.