5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival

5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival


Friday, June 18, 2021 – 6:00PM – VIRTUAL FACEBOOK Event

Sunday, June 20, 2021 – 2:00PM — FREE! – IN PERSON AT BKCM, 58 7th Ave Brooklyn

On Sunday, June 20 at 2pm, BKCM will host the 5th Annual World Refugee Day Music Festival (Lincoln Pl at Seventh Ave). This free outdoor community celebration will feature musical acts from around the world, along with theater, dance, visual art and more. The event will be followed by a 5pm performance of Judeo-Arab hits from the greatest divas of North Africa – including Line Monty, Zohra Elfassia, Hbiba Msika, Salim Halali and more – directed by Laura Elkeslassy (voice) and Ira Khonen Temple (keyboard and accordion). Other groups performing include the People’s Theater Project, New Women New Yorkers Storytellers, musician Jei Fabiane, Sesame Flyers and more.

These events are in partnership with refugee-focused organizations Catholic Charities of NY, CAMBA, International Rescue Committee (IRC), HIAS, Accompany Capital, Welcome Home Jersey City, Ruth’s Refuge, the Libertas Center for Human Rights, New Women New Yorkers and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe.



Download the Program and Schedule Here