WCCMA Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day with Mali Obamsawin, José Lezcano, and the HOP

Join us today at 4pm for an Arts Across America performance celebrating Indigenous and Immigrant Heritage with WCCMA, the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College, and the Kennedy Center.

This concert features works and performances by Abenaki musician and Dartmouth Alum Mali Obamsawin and Cuban-American composer and guitarist José Lezcano. WCCMA’s Executive Director Melissa Richmond will join as a guest for two works by José Lezcano for flute and guitar. This event is part of the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America series, which showcases artists whose work is integral to the culture of their region.

This program celebrates Indigenous and immigrant peoples’ contributions to the Upper Valley and to the musical traditions these artists practice. Taylor Ho Bynum, Director of the Coast Jazz Ensemble and Melissa Richmond, Founder and Executive Director of the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts help guide the afternoon’s program.

The event will be available live at 4PM EST today, Monday October 12th. Join the stream at Facebook, Youtube, or view the Facebook event page.

Enjoying the performance and want to express your appreciation? Support the artists and WCCMA with the virtual tip jar:

Support Mali Obomsawin Venmo: @MaliObomsawin Cash App: $MaliObomsawin
Support Jose Lezcano: Paypal and Venmo: jlezcano@keene.edu
Support Melissa Richmond: paypal.me/mrichmondnh
Support WCCMA: paypal.me/wccma

WCCMA and Union Church acknowledge that their buildings and partnered locations are situated upon the ancestral and unceded lands of the Abenaki people.

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