Leading jazz trombonist to visit Sri Lanka for #USASL70

Leading jazz trombonist to visit Sri Lanka for #USASL70

February 1, 2018   02:31 pm

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Celebrated New York City jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon will travel to Sri Lanka in February and premiere a special composition commissioned by the U.S. Embassy commemorating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka.  

Gordon will perform at a gala concert in addition to informal shows around Colombo that will be open to the public.  

Other major cultural events during the year-long celebrations include the American Film Showcase featuring visiting U.S. filmmakers, an education fair on American university academic opportunities, and sports exchange programs with Sri Lankan youth.

In honor of this milestone, the U.S. Embassy in Colombo will launch a series of programs over the course of the next twelve months.  

Encompassing cultural events, educational opportunities, and community engagements that will involve Sri Lankans from all backgrounds and regions of the country, the #USASL70 campaign underscores the seven decades of respect and partnership that have characterized the U.S.-Sri Lanka relationship.

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