Friday, March 10, 2006

March 18: Music of the People Festival

Metro Parks sent out this press release about a March 18 musical event:


Metro Parks and American Roots Music Education will present a colorful, free celebration of Mexican-American music March 18 inside the Coleman Community Center located at the corner of Thompson Lane and Nolensville Road. The festival will run from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Activities in English and Spanish are designed for community building, education and fun for the entire family. Nashville Ballet will perform a Mexican folktale “Borreguita and the Coyote” at 1:30-the story will be told in Spanish and English. Craft projects and decorating pots for spring seeds will be available. Several piñatas will be hit during the celebration-providing excitement and candy prizes for the children. Food and drink will be available from local vendors.

Live music for dancing and listening featured at the festival will be from the U.S./Mexican border regions. Four bands will play a variety of music styles including conjunto, norteño and tejano. Danny Salazar y los Kuartos band will play at 1:00. Playing at 2:45will be Explosión Latina. A tejano dance class will be taught at 4:00 followed by the band Incanzable Cheyenne at 4:30. The San Rafael Band will play at 6:00.

For more information please contact:

Buffy Holton @ 297-9967 ~ American Roots Music Education

Mimi Shimmin @ 862-8424 x 357 ~ Metro Parks

En Español: Jose Ochoa @ 862-8424 x 347 Metro Parks

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