Saturday, April 18, 2009

4.18.09 Saturday

pretty Image intensive--
Our trip around the world---OK not really we went to the festival of nations at Dollywood. We got to see all of the shows we wanted to see.... which was pretty amazing. We sawthe Jennifer Roland band from Nova Scotia--she sure can fiddle and dance. She was backed up by several men but i couldn't get their pics
The next group played something called a Hang-Drum. the group name is Keona--thought i would remember what it meant---but i didn't. It is apparently one of the newer instruments on the market. Makes a uniquely eerie kind of neat sound. It is a percussion instrument with something added. This group is from France and England... pretty cool
hear it here Ann Marie--I thought of you several times during the day with all of the musical experiences we were having.
next was back to the Zambians--for a look or two---went to their show twice more actually

Mexico--Calpulli Dance Co---from NY????
Lithuania--Dainava--folk music--- the ladies had beautiful voices. 'Course we didn't understand it--but it was beautiful The dancing reminded me of American old folk dances

Belgium-Royal Stiltwalkers of Merchtem---- 12 feet tall. Didn't realize how little they had to move to get the stilts to move in great leaps. pretty cool


Sherri said...

very cool! you got to see lots of stuff.
It wasn't a homerun - just scored going in from 3rd. still fun.

TammyB said...

Wow - looks like you had a great time!

Ann Marie said...

That is so cool!!! I will have to check out those links, the instruments look very neat, and I am curious to hear it (but it's late and T is in bed, lol). BTW, the job interview went very well, and unfortunately, that's all I can say right now. ;-) Which is really HARD for me! LOL