Posthumous Award for Omar Batist

The Ethnic Heritage Council

February 26, 2011

The Gordon Ekvall Tracie Award is given to an ethnic performing artist who has made significant contributions to the development and presentation of the traditional arts in our community.

This year we honor Omar Batiste. Omar’s personal objective: To improve personal contributions to positive human expression through Dance, Art, Music, Literature, Languages and socio-economic endeavors that aid global balance and compatibility. Omar has accomplished his objective, sharing his wonderful spirit and knowledge of Greek, Balkan, Middle Eastern cultures across the Northwest and the world.


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