Arlington celebrates Bolivian culture

July 16, 2012 by  

Bolivian Culture Night will take place at the Lubber Run Amphitheater on July 21, beginning at 8:00 pm. This is a free event presented by Arlington County Cultural Affairs, Comité Pro Bolivia, George Mason University, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This event will feature scores of Bolivian musicians and dancers and will be a celebration of the many citizens of Bolivian descent living in the Arlington area. However, everyone is welcome to attend the event on the basis that learning about the culture and traditions of those who live amongst us fosters understanding. Bolivian culture in the United States is perhaps not a well-known or widely publicized aspect, so this may be the perfect opportunity to learn about its rich traditions and to introduce the entire family to the history of another culture.

No doubt organizers have contacted Arlington printing companies about providing such services as banner printing, poster printing, and brochure printing services to help them prepare for this event. Colorful banners hung from the stage will add to the festive air and a program guide detailing the Bolivian culture will go a long way in educating the public.

Comité Pro Bolivia is an organization with over 2,000 youth members, with its mission being to “preserve and showcase” Bolivian folklore and cultural heritage. The organization holds several cultural events, sponsor dance competitions, and theatrical performances. Comite Pro Bolivia also awards three annual $1,000 scholarships to Bolivian students from the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. area who are heading towards university.