I’m excited to be one of the cultural performers representing the U.S. at the 2020 World Expo in Dubai, U.A.E! I’ll share stories and recipes celebrating African American culinary history. Here’s the video:
Things to know 👇🏾
What is the role of a Cultural Performer?
Cultural Performers – including representatives from dance, music, theater, literature, art, food, sports, spoken word, and more – provide educational/entertaining programming at the World Expo and the USA Pavilion. Cultural Performers are selected from across the United States and its territories to represent their region as ambassadors of U.S. culture. These performers embody the geographic and cultural richness of the United States and its territories, tell the story of the United States, and engage Expo visitors through curated and improvised engagements. All performances demonstrate a clear connection to U.S. culture.
About Expos (source)
World Expos, also known as World’s Fairs, are great opportunities for countries to express their values and display their technology, advancing their interests around the world.
Since 1851, the World’s Fair has brought people together from every corner of the globe to innovate, collaborate and showcase the future.
This World Expo marks a pivotal moment in history, as the first Expo to be held in the Middle East.
Expo 2020 Dubai – with its theme of “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” – will provide a platform to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration within the Middle East and beyond.
About U.S. Involvement in Expos (source)
The U.S. Department of State is responsible for U.S. participation in international exhibitions, such as Expo 2020 Dubai. The Department’s Expo Unit in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in Washington, D.C., manages U.S. engagement with the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE), organizes U.S. participation at overseas Expos (also known as World’s Fairs), and mobilizes international support for U.S. candidacies to host Expos.
The U.S. Consulate General Dubai’s Expo Unit is a temporary office created to support U.S. participation in Expo 2020 Dubai.
About the USA Pavilion Theme (source)
At Expo 2020 Dubai, the United States of America will celebrate “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of the Future.” This powerful theme reflects America’s commitment to promoting prosperity, opportunity, and innovation globally and domestically.
Our exhibits, events, and programs will showcase the United States as a strong and trusted partner for peace, progress, and security throughout Expo 2020 Dubai.
About the USA Pavilion (source)
The lightbulb, the phone, the internet — all of these great inventions were created on U.S. soil.
Now, see for yourself what the United States has in store for the future at the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The USA Pavilion will celebrate the American spirit: the people, the ideas and the contributions that improve lives around the world to build a brighter tomorrow.
Told through eight immersive exhibits designed by global experience design company Thinkwell Group, the USA Pavilion will bring the stories of American mobility to life in a spectacular display of American ingenuity.