Arts Across America
Kennedy Center: Arts Across America

Mali Obomsawin & José Lezcano

October 12, 2020

This event occurred as part of the 20/21 Hop Hosted season. This is an archived view.

Dartmouth and Claremont musicians honor Native arts and identity.

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The Hop is thrilled to be featured in the Kennedy Center's Arts Across America series, which showcases artists whose work is integral to the culture of their region. The Hop collaborates with the West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts to honor Indigenous Peoples' Day. Through excerpts from the work of Dartmouth Alum Mali Obomsawin '18, an Abenaki musician and member of the acclaimed folk group Lula Wiles, and Cuban-American composer and scholar José Lezcano, 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.

Funded in part by the John M. Tiedtke 1930 Visiting Performing Artists Fund and the Lewis Crickard Visiting Performing Artists Fund.

Photo: courtesy of the artists

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