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March 3, 1993

American Folklife Center Concerts Scheduled

The American Folklife Center will open its 1993 Neptune Plaza Concert Series with a performance by three groups of master performers and their apprentices from the Washington, D.C., Commission on the Arts Master/Apprenticeship program on Thursday, April 15, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. in the Mumford Room, sixth floor, James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE (Capitol South Metro.)

The first concert will include a North Indian sitar player and Bengali tabla player; toasting and dub plate making artists (a form of Jamaican rap and reggae recording), and a gospel quartet. Except for this first concert, all concerts will be held on the steps of the Library's Jefferson Building, 12 noon - 1:30 p.m. The concerts are free. The complete schedule follows:

April 15: DC Master/Apprenticeship Program (indoors).

May 20: Tom Doherty, Maureen Doherty-Macken and Mick Moloney playing traditional Irish music.

June 17: Northern Lights (bluegrass).

July 15: Gospel singing from the greater Washington area.

August 19: Frankie Manning, one of the original Whitey's Lindy Hoppers, performing jitterbug with Baltimore dancer Leslie Coombs and a six piece band headed by drummer Brooks Tegler.

September 16: Hispanic performance in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (to be announced).

All the concerts are taped live and will be broadcast by WAMU-FM at a later date.

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PR 93-032
ISSN 0731-3527

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