Friday, July 9, 2010

Concert At Mashantucket Pequot Museum Saturday, July 10

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The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center is holding a concert on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. which offers a broad array of music. The concert is free to museum members, otherwise you need to pay the admission for the museum which is $15 for adult non-members, $13 for senior non-members, $10 for kids age 6-15 and free for children under 6 years of age. The address is 110 Pequot Trail on the Mashantucket Pequot reservation. The museum's toll-free phone number is 1-800-411-9671.

The concert, called Sizzling Summer Sounds, features the following Indian musicians: Jana Mashonee (Lumbee), award-winning R&B; Tara-Louise Montour (Mohawk), classical violinist; Tru Rez Crew, hip-hop group; Laughing Woman (Mashantucket Pequot) and Eagle’s Wings (Ojibwe), traditional music; and the Pappy Johns Band, blues.

Performance Schedule, 11 am-12:30 pm:
Traditional Music
Laughing Woman (Mashantucket Pequot) & Eagle's Wings (Ojibwe)
Nominated for Best Folk/Country Artist at the 5th Annual Native American Music Awards.
Rhythm & Blues
Jana Mashonee (Lumbee)
Grammy-nominated, 8-time Native American Music award winner.

Performance Schedule, 1-4 pm:
Classical Violinist
Tara-Louise Montour (Mohawk)
Ms. Montour won the 2008 Sunburst Artist of the Year Award.
Hip-Hop
Tru Rez Crew (Six Nations of the Grand River Territory)
Honored with the Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album award from the Canadian Aboriginal Awards.

Old-Fashioned Blues
Pappy John's Band (Canadian Mohawk and Oneida)
This band has performed internationally at venues including the Chicago Blues Festival, the Blues sur Seine in France, and the Montreal Jazz Festival.