A three-day week-end program has a variety of exciting musical performances by several different indigenious musical traditions specifically organized to commemorate Monday's, Jan. 21 inauguration of President Barack Obama.
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host “Out of Many: A Multicultural Festival of Music, Dance and Story” beginning on Friday, Jan. 18, ending on Sunday, Jan. 20.
It will feature daily performances of live music, dancing and storytelling in the museum from a variety of cultural traditions through music. Please mark your calendars.
The museum will be closed to the public Monday, Jan. 21, due to the museum’s proximity within the Smithsonian Complex to the swearing-in ceremony on the Capitol steps.
More than 12 groups will appear, including all partisipants down below, all performances are totally free and open to the public.
- Tradiciones Bolivianas, who perform traditional dances of the Andes
- Loren Anderson, an Alutiiq storyteller
- Arax Armenian Dance Ensemble
- Buddhist Ekoji, Taiko drumming
- Flory Jagoda Trio, Sefardic music
- Halau O‘Aulani, who will perform Native Hawaiian music and dance
- KanKouran, West African dancers from Senegal
- Vicky Leyva, Afro-Peruvian singer
- The Wild Zappers, a hearing-impaired dance troupe
In addition to the week-end packed with a variey of events and on-going musical festival, for those who love to participate in the fun at the festival. Be sure to stop by the small photographic exhibition on the second floor. A Century Ago: They Came as Sovereign Leaders.
The biggest fundraiser ever conducted by the National Museum of American Indian is the current Native Nation - Inaugual Ball tickets for Gold, Silver, Copper level donations.