Another Land Honeyguide

August 2009

Tonight at the Amias Project
First Thursday at the Northrup King
Enjoy roasted Minnesota sweet Corn before or after exploring the open studios.
Stop by the Amias Project Studio (# 263) and check out our latest shipment of Mountain Bags, Cattle Bags and Vessel Bags.
TONIGHT! - August 6th
5:00 to 9:00 pm
1500 Jackson Street NE
The Story of the Honeyguide
Our periodic email newsletter is named after the Greater Honey Guide, a bird that has developed the remarkable habit of leading tribespeople to wild bees' nests, with the promise of honeycomb and grubs once the humans have opened the nest and taken the honey.

The complementary relationship shared by bird and human represents the newsletter's goal - to periodically lead readers to new and timely bits of information about East African wildlife, culture, and travel.

Catch up on past issues in the Honeyguide Archives

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Bela Fleck & Another Land at the Cedar Cultural Center


Throw Down Your HeartWe had a vision to bring Bela Fleck to Africa to collaborate with the master musicians in our village programs.  In early 2005 our Film Division worked closely with Bela Fleck on his journey across the African Continent to discover the African roots of the banjo and record an album.  The results of his travels are chronicled in a recently released movie and CD called "Throw Down Your Heart".  We are very excited to announce that Bela Fleck himself will be in Minneapolis presenting the film at the Cedar on Thursday, August 13th. 
Nichole will be part of a Q & A session hosted by Bela Fleck who will also play a single tune on his banjo.
Regional Screening of -
Throw Down Your Heart
Thursday, August 13, 2009
8:00 pm - doors open at 7:00 pm
Tickets ($12) are on sale now from the Cedar Ticketline (612-338-2674 ext 2), and online at Ticketweb

See you at the Cedar!
Another Land and The Amias Project
The Story of Africa: Live it, Watch it, and Wear it. 

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 Bela enjoying Musical Collaboration
"Throw Down Your Heart" follows American banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck on his journey to Africa to explore the little known African roots of the banjo and record an album.  
Bela's boundary-breaking musical adventure takes him to Uganda, Tanzania, The Gambia and Mali, and provides a glimpse of the beauty and complexity of Africa.  Using his banjo, Bela transcends barriers of language and culture, finding common ground and foreign connections with musicians from very different backround.

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Another side of Africa
Bela Fleck playing his banjo to villagers
As Ugandan folk musician and Another Land cultural guide Haruna Walusimbi states in the film:  "There is this negative thinking about Africa.  There is nothing good in Africa.  They are beggars, there is HIV/AIDS, they are at war all the time.  But that is just a very small bit of what Africa is."  Béla's trip provides a glimpse into the incredibly rich and diverse musical traditions of Africa.