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NACC to host indigenous drumming


Fri, Jul 28th 2017 12:10 pm
The Niagara Arts and Cultural Center, along with Neto Hatinakwe Onkwehowe, and the New York State Council of the Arts, announces a multicultural celebration of indigenous drumming will take place Saturday, July 29, at the NACC, 1201 Pine Ave., Niagara Falls.
The Gathering of the Drums: Indigenous Drum Festival will take place from noon to 7 p.m., outside of the NACC. In case of rain, the event will move inside to the Townsend Gallery.
This event, created by Allan Jamieson Sr. and inspired by the Spirit of Truth and Reconciliation Project, is a daylong festival that invites all people to celebrate the indigenous cultural heritage and experience the power of music to bring all together.
Performers from all over the world will share traditional drum songs from their ancestral cultural backgrounds. The public is to participate in the enjoyment and creation of music.
The finale of this event will feature an open drum circle bringing all people, of all nations, performers and audience members, together to make music. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own drum or percussion instrument to join in.
Groups that will perform include Native American Big Drum, Frankyn McNaughton; Celtic Bodhrán & Highland Drum, Monte Jones; Haudenosaunee Water Drum, Alan Jamieson II; Senegalese Rhythm, African American Cultural Center Dance and Drum Company; Anishnaabe Hand Drum, Strong Water Women (Zhoonge Niibii Kwe); Brazilian percussion, Cyro Baptista; West Africa, Guinea, Mohamed Diaby and Manding Foli Kan Don, Sly Boots and All Drum, Multicultural American Jam Drum Circle.                 
Admission is free and open to the public, with program funding by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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