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Land of Joy and Sorrow
Power of Drum and Dance
Northwest Coastal Art
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October 16, 2010

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Land of Joy and Sorrow

Wapato Nippons
Land of Joy and Sorrow:
Japanese Pioneers in the Yakima Valley

Opening Reception and Exhibit Dedication

Saturday, October 2, 2010
4:30pm - 7:00pm
Hors d'Oeuvres & Entertainment
One World Taiko
(Japanese Drum Ensemble)

This exhibition traces the story of the Japanese families who settled in the Yakima Valley and made a new life
in a new land. It also chronicles the forced relocation of these families to Heart Mountain, Wyoming in 1942, and their re-emergence as a community in the Yakima Valley after World War II.

Tamaki LawThis exhibition made possible in part by the generous support of Tamaki Law

Africa: The Power of Drum and Dance

Etienne Cakpo,
photo by Nancy Medwell
African Dance
Africa: The Power of Drum and Dance
Free Workshop
Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Yakima Valley Museum, in cooperation with Yakima Valley Community College and The Seasons, will present a free workshop of African drumming, singing and dancing on Saturday, October 9 at the Yakima Valley Museum.  Both classes will be held twice, so guests may participate in both.  This workshop is free and open to the public.

12:30    - Great Hall - performance
1:00pm - Centennial Hall - Drumming and Singing 
1:00pm - Great Hall - Dance workshop
2:00pm - Centennial Hall - Drumming and Singing
2:00pm - Great Hall - Dance workshop
3:00-5:00pm - Great Hall - Marimba Master Class
                      (Zuva Marimba - guest group)

These workshops are held in preparation for Michael Wimberly's Africa: The Power of Drum and Dance II held at The Seasons on September 13 with students and community members from across the Yakima Valley including YVCC, Toppenish High School, Mt. Adams School District, Yakima School District.
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