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Latin GRAMMY® Award-winning children’s artist MISTER G will perform a family concert in Silver Spring on July 11, 2019. Ben Gundersheimer (MISTER G!) is a Boston-based artist, author, activist, and educator. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post, he tours internationally, playing everywhere from Lollapalooza and Lincoln Center to climate change rallies on Capitol Hill. His spirited bilingual performances aim to help children see each other across borders and foster cross-cultural connections.
The Children’s Music Network and MISTER G are donating their time and talent for the benefit of child refugees who fled the wars in South Sudan and arrived unaccompanied at Camp Bidibidi, Uganda, the second largest refugee camp in the world. These children, scarred by their traumatic journeys, are being served by Children’s Music Network member Stephen Bimo who through I Can South Sudan uses music and art at the camp to help children from different tribes heal and learn to work together in peace.