Voices Amplified A Series on Arts and Social Justice


Voices AMPLIFIED! is a thematic series of music, dance, spoken word and visual arts that celebrates artists from diverse cultures and connects the Omaha community with opportunities for discussion, reflection and new experiences. All events are free and open to all.

23/24 Season: Elevating Asian American Voices

The 23/24 Season will continue amplifying voices from past seasons with a special focus on Asian American voices. Partnering with local and national touring artists, we'll offer free community events every month through June 2024.


April 5, 2024

Shattering the Norm: An Inside Look into TAIKOPROJECT's Benzaiten
7:00 PM│ The Venue at Highlander (2120 N 30th St.)
Drumming troupe TAIKOPROJECT’s latest full-length work shatters gender stereotypes. Channeling the Japanese goddess, Benzaiten unites Japanese drumming tradition with modern American innovation. Join the all-star San Francisco-based company for a free discussion and drum demonstration for community members before they perform at the Orpheum Theater on April 6.



April 25, 2024

"Earth Tones:" Connecting Creativity, Conservation and Communities featuring jazz master, Etienne Charles
7:30 PM│Kiewit Luminarium (345 Riverfront Dr.)
Etienne Charles is a jazz musician, teacher, social justice advocate and avid environmental conservationist. Learn how he is bridging the creativity of music and science to tell compelling stories of significant environmental challenges in marginalized communities through music and dance. 

This event is free with a Night Light ticket. Space is limited. Reserve your seat through the Kiewit Luminarium. You'll be able to explore the Luminarium between 7-10 PM in addition to attending the Voices AMPLIFIED! event!


May 9, 2024

Asian American Voices in Fashion
7:00 PM│Millwork Commons (13th and Nicholas St.)
Omaha’s Fashion Arts Collective and O-pa are partnering again to bring fashion to the forefront. This year’s event will highlight Asian culture, artists and influences in the fashion industry.



June 1, 2024

Global Sounds
4:00 to 10:00 PM│Upland Park (3014 Jefferson St.)
Global Sounds returns to Upland Park for a free festival presented in partnership with Canopy South. Global Sounds celebrates our cultural fabric through music, dance, food and community.



Programming note
Omaha Performing Arts recognizes that the events above do not represent all Asian American cultures and traditions. We are dedicated to continuing the conversation, exploration and amplification of more Asian American voices in seasons to come guided by input from the Voices AMPLIFIED! committee and our community.




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About Voices AMPLIFIED!

About Voices AMPLIFIED!

Who's Involved
Past seasons
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Thank you to our Voices AMPLIFIED! sponsors

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Humanities Nebraska

national endowment for the arts

Whitmore Charitable Trust