ACI hosts Idaho Humanities Council music camp for teachers next week
2007. 07. 12.
CALDWELL – Next week, Albertson College of Idaho will host the Idaho Humanities Council's "New Harmonies: Exploring American Roots Music." In this weeklong summer institute, Idaho teachers will explore the roots of America's musical heritage through lecture and performance recordings, film and video documentary, and hands-on demonstration.
The summer institute will have several musical performances events that are free and open to the public including:
- Sunday, July 15 at 8 p.m. – Spider John Koerner, "Blues, Rags & Hollers"
- Monday, July 16 at 7 p.m. – Improvised American Roots Music, featuring fiddler extraordinaire and former Library of Congressmusic folklorist Alan Jabbour, folklorist and Cowboy PoetryGathering Director Hal Cannon, Grammy Award-nominated Idahofolksinger Rosalie Sorrels, More's Creek String Band fiddler Dave Daley and friends.
- Tuesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. – A concert featuring Wyoming button accordionist David Romtvedt, exploring Cajun, Tejano, Basque, and other traditional American accordionmusic. He will demonstrate the power and beauty of music in our lives, thedistinctive musical styles of each ethnic group, and the instruments.
- Thursday, July 19 at 7 p.m. – New Mexico folk musician Cipriano Vigil and his family will perform traditional folk music of New México. In addition to "La Nueva Canción Nuevomejicana," Cipriano, Sr., Cipriano, Jr., and Felicita Piñon will present music that has evolved from the Spanish colonial era, as well as folk music from the last 20 years. The group has performed at the Smithsonian Institution and throughout the United States and abroad.
- Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. – Wild Coyotes, Southeast Idaho's string band, will perform a variety of American roots music styles, spanning traditional bluegrass, cowboy music set to old time string band instrumentation and classic folk. Sallie Sublette, Rick McCracken, Vince Crofts and Carrie Bean comprise the quartet.
All events will take place in Langroise Recital Hall. The week is made possible in part by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" Program.