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As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Native Heritage Center Circumpolar World Music Celebration 2018

Jan 18, 2018

Our Guest this Morning on Our Community is Alaska Native Heritage Center Public Relations & Marketing Manager Kelsey Wallace - and she was at KNBA to let us know about the Circumpolar World Music Celebration this coming Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. 

Alaska Native Heritage Center Public Relations and Marketing Manager Kelsey Wallace visited KNBA in mid January to talk about the Circumpolar World Music Celebration happening January 20th.
Credit Koahnic Broadcast Corporation

Wallace says this is the 15th year ANHC is hosting this celebration, and this year there are a few things different, in response to what community members say they want: the artists featured reflect an urban style, and the time of the event is later in the day. 

Wallace, who also coordinates the Camai Festival in Bethel, says the musicians featured are real crowd pleasers, including Pamyua, an Inuit funk band familiar to most Alaskans, and Frank Waln, a Lakota rapper who brought hoop dancers to Camai Festival in 2014. 

See sample video of Frank Waln here:   

The event details:

January 20th, 2018 4pm to 10pm

Free Admission

The web flier for the Circumpolar World Music Celebration - CIRCUMPOLAR WORLD MUSIC CELEBRATION January 20, 2018 4pm-10pm Free admission FEATURING PERFORMANCES BY: -Alaska Native dance groups -Music from local Alaskan artists Pamyua and H3 -Ojibwe rapper Tall Paul -Lakota rapper Frank Waln -Spoken word by Tanaya WinderCredit Alaska Native Heritage CenerEdit | Remove