[act-ma] Inca Son Fundraiser for Lakota Kidz

John Gallagher johnniecakes59 at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 24 14:43:02 PDT 2008


A Native Heritage Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 27th, at The New England Wildlife Center in Weymouth. Featured will be the authentic Andean folk music of Inca Son, All proceeds from this fundraising event will go directly to the aid of the Lakota children of Wanblee South Dakota, the poorest community in America.
Inca Son are one of the few bearers of the traditional Inca musical legacy. From their beginnings as street performers in Harvard Square their stated mission has been to preserve and instill appreciation for their cultural legacy through the international language of music and dance.

Their numerous awards include the Boston Music Award and the 2007 Independent Music Award. In the words of Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops, with whom Inca Son played in Symphony Hall: "They have become indispensable cultural ambassadors of a nearly lost South American tradition."
Guests will also be treated to a variety of Native American dishes, such as venison lasagna and buffalo tacos. Also featured will be Fry Bread, a treat popular on the reservation.
The guest speaker for the evening will be Mahtowin Munro, co-founder of United American Indians of New England (UAINE). Mahtowin is a member of the Lakota Nation and grew up on the Pine Ridge Reservation near Wanblee. She will share stories about her life on the reservation and the spirit of the people who continue to live there.
Other attractions include a silent auction of unique handcrafts and other items donated for this event by local businesses and private supporters. The Auction will feature a baseball signed by Jacoby Ellsbury donated by the Boston Red Sox. Ellsbury, who is having a great year, is reported to be the first Native American of Navajo descent to play Major League Baseball.
Guests will also be given the opportunity to tour the New England Wildlife Center, the Northeast's only wildlife hospital and environmental learning center.
It all happens on Saturday, September 27th; doors open at 5:30 p.m. Inca Son will begin playing at 6:00. The New England Wildlife Center is located in South Weymouth Massachusetts at 500 Columbian Street. Tickets are $35.00 per person and may be purchased in advance here on this website 
or by calling 781-925-9395. Admission is limited to only 200 guests and the evening is sure to sell out quickly.
*We are still looking for sponsors for this event as well as donations of specific items to help make this our most successful fundraiser ever. If you are able to help please email us at info at lakotakidz.org or call KT Leary at 781-925-1257

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