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Benefit concert for Komora: to heal, April 7

April 01, 2013

  • Filmmaker and LC Academic English Studies student, Emmanuel Habimana was only 9 during the 1994 R...
    Filmmaker and LC Academic English Studies student, Emmanuel Habimana was only 9 during the 1994 Rwandan genocide.

On behalf of the Dallaire Scholarship Committee, I invite faculty and staff to join us for an afternoon of wonderful music, foods from around the world, and an encore screening of this extraordinary film, Komora: To Heal, all to raise much needed funds to complete the film.

The 3:30-4:30 p.m. benefit concert features Martin Zarzar and Luciana Proaño, Peruvian dancer and gifted artist. This promises to be an extraordinary concert, as Martin–born in Lima, Peru, and raised in South America, Europe, and the United States– is a multi-instrumentalist and song writer, widely known as a member of Pink Martini. Martin will be performing with Luciana Proaño, his mother, who is dedicated to multidisciplinary and cross cultural work.

We have scheduled this benefit concert for April 7, the United Nations Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa.

The concert will be followed at 4:30 p.m. by a complimentary reception in the Evans Auditorium lobby hosted by Academic English Studies.

At 5 p.m., please join us in Evans Auditorium for an encore film screening of Komora: to heal, co-produced by Dallaire Scholar Emmanuel Habamina, along with Natalie Ledford, independent filmmaker and National Geographic Young Explorer. Natalie will be joining Emmanuel for the Q/A following the screening.

Suggested ticket price for concert, reception, and film screening: $20 public/ $10 student/senior. Preferred payment at the door by cash or check (to Lewis & Clark College). All proceeds benefit production costs of Komora: to heal.

We invite your registration in advance (with ticket payment at the door), as we anticipate a substantial turnout for this very special benefit concert, reception, and film screening. Please click here for more information or to register.

If you have any questions, please contact Michael Ford at or 503 768-7216

Michael Ford
Associate Vice President for Campus Life
Member, Dallaire Scholarship Committee
503 768-7216