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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wednesday Folk Traditions 2012

Wednesday Folk Traditions are coming back to the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum this summer -- check out the listing below for the great performance lineup.
All these performances are also listed on the calendar for easy reference.


 June 6 The Art Steele Blues Band, a staple on the New England scene, perform quintessential American music: "When we play we want to sweep people into our framework, paint a picture in their head and a feeling in their heart." "Blues is like religion for Steele...he has carried the mantle with fervor and zeal."- Donnie Moorehouse, BLUESWIRE magazine.

 June 13 Trine Cheile with Rosemary Caine- Trine Cheile, Gaelic for cheerful disorder, play an eclectic Celtic mix of chestnuts, including songs of those 'Wilde Irish Women' inspired by local Irish harpist and songster Rosie Caine and performed by a stunning quintet of Valley artists.

 June 20 Viva Quetzal- World/Afro-Andean/Latin/Jazz Fusion ... an astonishing array of exotic and familiar instruments and folkloric themes that creates a link among the rain forests of Central and South America, the carnivals of Brazil, the high plateaus of the Andes, and the urban barrios of Latin America and the United States. "more than eclectic or rhythmic, it's spiritual, it's all cultures existing as one. That's universal music!"- Rafael Charres, Cashbox Magazine (NYC)

 June 27 Gokh-Bi System - African hip hop ambassadors from Dakar, Senegal perform music that is both ancient and contemporary. They combine traditional drums with the forgotten ekonting, a beautiful and haunting string instrument from southern Senegal, adding unique four and five language rhythm-poetry, village dance styles and urban hip storytelling. "Hip hop takes a joyful, respectful place alongside traditionalism." -The New York Times

 Happy 4th of July

(Performances scheduled for after the Fourth of July will be posted in a few weeks.)

WEDNESDAY FOLK TRADITIONS 2012- 31st season. Performances are held Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm. in the Sunken Garden at the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, 130 River Drive, Route 47, Hadley MA 01035. Admission is $10, $2 children 16 and under. Picnickers are welcome on the museum grounds starting at 5:00 pm. This is a smoke-free site.

For further information please call (413) 584-4699 or view
Wednesday Folk Traditions is funded, in part, by grants from: the Marion I. And Otto C. Kohler Memorial Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts; and the Hadley Cultural Council, a local agency, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency; and with generous support from many local businesses, including Hadley's Mountain Farms Mall and Easthampton Savings Bank, and the Walmart Foundation.

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