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HISTORY

DMDC is committed to exploring and embracing the many facets of the diverse community in which we live and our music reflects the diverse traditions and influences of Iowa's ethnic, social and cultural groups.

By collaborating with various groups representing different constituencies, we have reached a varied audience over the years with our message that we all share in common hopes and dreams, though we may experience them differently.

Appearances:

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Observance
  • Habitat for Humanity 20/10 Build Dedication
  • City of Des Moines International Human Rights Day Celebration
  • January Thaw Classes and Festival of Talents
    • Both sponsored by the Des Moines Area Religious Council
  • Interfaith Holocaust Memorial Service
  • NCCJ Walk-a-thon
    • National Conference on Community & Justice
  • Iowa Cubs Game

Guest Artists:

  • Photographer, Diane Rosene
  • Repertory Theater of Iowa's Mark Gruber and Jen Hughes
  • Heartland Youth Chorus
  • Vocalist Kim Fitch
  • Dramatist Beth Hirst
  • Hurley and Dancers
  • Father Felix Onuora
    • Nigerian priest serving St. Ambrose Cathedral
  • Iowa Church of God in Christ State Choir
    • African-American gospel group
  • The Dimitri String Quartet
    • Valley High School musicians
  • Las Guitarras de Mexico
  • The Nuer Drumming Group
    • Sudanese performers
  • Zoran Markovic
    • A Bosnia guitarist
  • The Red Tale Band
    • Native American performers
  • Cantor Lisa Levine
  • Pianist Lidia Titarenko
    • ESL student from the Ukraine
  • Cantorial soloist Laura Berkson
  • The Gateway Dance Theater
  • Knotwork Band
    • Irish performers
  • Brothers in Harmony from St. Paul’s African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Inpanh Thavonekham
    • Laotian musician and instrument maker
  • The Party Gras Dixieland Band
  • Denny Rehder
  • The Blue Grass Pals
  • Des Moines vocalists Tim Tate and Tina Haase Findlay
  • Border Lord
  • South African tenor Highway Sigadi
  • Native American flute player Bryan Akipa
  • New Visions Dance Troupe
    • Special needs students
  • Mary Chuol
    • A Sudanese vocalist
  • Des Moines composer and vocalist Ben Allaway
Everybody Look Up 

Our Earth, It Matters All Are Welcome Poster Celebrate Your Journey Poster

Join Hands for Justice Our Cultural Quilt Poster Peade to the Earth Poster

Freedom Justice and Peace in This World Let Freedom Ring Poster Season of Light Poster

Take Me Just as I Am Think Peace Poster We Can Make a Difference Poster

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