The Immigrant Story Live

Portland Center Stage
U.S. Bank Main Stage
128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon

Friday, September 22, 2023
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Graphics: Susan Blettel

The Immigrant Story, in collaboration with Portland Center Stage, is honored to bring our acclaimed live storytelling event, The Immigrant Story Live, to The U.S. Bank Main Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon on Friday, September 22, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM. 

We invite you to hear four compelling first-person tales of courage, fortitude and resilience in the face of unimaginable challenges by members of our community from Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Iran and India.

After a brief intermission, the evening will continue with a melodious singing performance by Shivani Joshi presenting tunes from South Asia. The music for the performance has been arranged and produced by Balamurali Balu (Bala), a renowned composer in the Tamil film industry. His work showcases a blend of traditional Ghazal, Qawali, and folk tunes from South Asia, reimagined in a contemporary style with a delightful combination of acoustic and electronic music arrangements. Bala has assembled a team of eminent musicians, specially curated for this event, promising a truly unique and unforgettable experience.

Join us for a night of stories and music from Oregonians, about the places they built, the traditions they brought, and what it has meant to truly belong in their hometown. This live event will celebrate the broader meaning of global diversity by drawing attention to the rich diversity in our communities and investing in their stories and traditions.

This is a FREE event. You can reserve your tickets using the link below. Seating is open and available on a first-come, first-served basis. However, the space is limited. Please only reserve tickets if you know you are able to attend. The doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

This free event is made possible by a generous contribution by Zidell Family Foundation. Additional funds for programming have been provided by Marie Lamfrom Charitable Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and by a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation. 

Reserve Your Seats Here – Its FREE