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14 Oct 2003 - 17 Jun 2004
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The Brass Band del Ecuador
Sunday, June 22, 1:30 p.m.
St.James Catholic Church
3628 Rhode Island Avenue
Mt.Rainier, Maryland
Information: 301-887-9331

Sunday June 22, 6:30 p.m.
National Zoological Park
Lion and Tiger Hill
3001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Information: 202-357-2700

Monday, June 23, 6 p.m.
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Millennium Stage
2700 F Street, NW
Information: 202-467-4600

Twenty-four primarily indigenous young people from Ecuador, ages 6 to 17, perform arrangements of traditional music from South America, as well as classical and contemporary works by European and North and South American composers. The Fundación Brass Band del Ecuador was formed to train young musicians for possible careers as musicians.Since its formation the band has performed extensively in Ecuador, in Europe, and at the United Nations. This June the group is presenting concerts on the West Coast and in the New York City area, including a performance at the NMAI ’s George Gustav Heye Center on June 20.

These programs have received support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Center for Latino Initiatives. Additional support provided by the Latin American Folk Institute, the Kennedy Center Performing Arts for Everyone,and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park.
Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages
June 29, 2003, 5:30 p.m.
Appalachian Music Stage
Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall

TeecNosPos Gospel Melody (Navajo)
Maisie Shenandoah, Liz Robert & Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida)
The Cherokee National Youth Choir (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma)
The Welch Family (Eastern Band Cherokee)
The Cheyenne River Mission Singers (Lakota)

Five nations join together for an evening of hymns and songs. This program is part of an ongoing NMAI project documenting the role of hymn-singing in the preservation of Native languages. Presented in partnership with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution.

IMAGE: Maisie Shenandoah, Joanne Shenandoah, and Liz Robert. ©Silver Wave Records. Courtesy of the Shenandoah family.
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