NIIC 2019 Performances

Each year the NIIC MainStage has featured performances by local, community-based and internationally known, awarded artists alike, including several Grammy Award-winning and nominated artists.  Performances are organized and curated by the NIIC Co-Hosts and key priorities are uplifting diverse artists and the diversity of our immigrant and refugee communities and the host region for each year’s conference.

Among the performers that have recently been featured at NIIC are*:

  • Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei (2016 / Nashville)

  • Batala (2018 / Arlington)

  • Chester Burke Jr. & Company Gospel Ensemble (2018 / Arlington)

  • Chinese Arts Alliance of Nashville (2016 / Nashville)

  • Diana Gameros & Meklit Hadero (2017 / Phoenix)

  • Groupo Etnia (2018 / Arlington)

  • Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company (2017 / Phoenix)

  • Freedom Dabka Group (NYC / 2015)

  • Inversion Vocal Ensemble (2016 / Nashville)

  • Isaac & Marcela (2016 / Nashville)

  • Jae Jin (2018 / Arlington)

  • Ken Koshio (2017 / Phoenix)

  • NAKASEC & KQT-DC Pungmol Drummers (2018 / Arlington)

  • Revolfusion (2016 / Nashville)

  • Samora Abayomi Pinderhughes (2017 / Phoenix)

  • Southern Word -- Leslie Shakira Garcia, Khali Hardin (2016 / Nashville)

  • The Carmonas (2016 / Nashville)

  • Verny Varela (2018 / Arlington)

  • Yellow House Dancers (2017 / Phoenix)

*(NIIC year and location are noted)

NIIC 2019 Performers will be announced by September.