WASHINGTON, DC, December 13, 2012—Award winning South African adult contemporary recording artist Lira and prominent band Mi Casa will join celebrated West African DJ Anané Vega and Her Excellency Ambassador Tebelelo Seretse of the Republic of Botswana to the United States in a press meet and greet to formally announce their involvement in the 2013 Ambassadors Inaugural Ball. Taking place in Washington, DC in honor of United States President, Barack Obama following the official swearing in ceremonies on January 21, 2013. The illustrious event will be held at the The Mead Center for American Theater, Home of the Arena Stage . Acclaimed American DJ Biz Markie will be featured on the main stage, other VIPS and celebrities will be announced in the coming days. The Johannesburg press event will take place Saturday, December 15, 2013 in the main lobby of the Michelangelo Hotel located at 135 West Street, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown, 20146 at 10:00am.