Bricia Estrada is excited about her upcoming performance in the Logan Tabernacle, located at 50 N. Main St., on Friday April 12. The production will begin at 7 p.m. She will play her guitar and sing some traditional songs from her home country of Mexico.
“She is beautiful and puts on a great show,” said Sharon West, a member of Cache Community Connections. “She is one of the many performers from different countries that will perform that evening.”
“It’s a Wonderful World” is free to the public and is hosted by Cache Community Connections as their Night of Multicultural Talent, said Sharon West, a member of the interfaith group. They generally have about 10 performers from several different countries.
“It always turns out to be a lot of fun and a nice evening,” she said. “It’s a good time for the community to get together and talk and get to know each other.”
Following the program, there will be free international desserts offered at St. Johns Episcopal Church located at 85 E. 100 N., just north of the Tabernacle parking lot.
This year’s schedule includes Native American dancers, the Garg family from India, and other accomplished performers from Japan, Ireland, China, Spain and the Pacific Islands, to name a few.
Cache Community Connections was formed in 2001, after the 9-11 terrorist attack, to bring the community together in a non-denominational way.
“From the onset we had some concerts or other activity once a month,” she said.
“We are building relationships,” she continued. “There may come a time when we need to work together and because of the connections we’ve made, it will be easier to work together.”
After 9-11 the Logan Mayor at the time, Doug Thompson, and some other community leaders wanted to rectify misinformation about different religions, due to religious bigotry or indifference.
“Cache Community Connections’ purpose is to bring diverse religious and civic leaders together in honest dialog where they can speak and be listened to in a safe environment.”
Richard West, Sharon’s husband, told a group of students at Utah State University the coordinated efforts across divisions of faith and culture have focused on homelessness, hunger, cultural exclusion and many other challenges within our community.