Programs & Activities
Music & Dance

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The roots, the rhythms and the richness of music, dance, arts and culture from across America and around the world come to downtown East Lansing for the Michigan State University Museum's annual Great Lakes Folk Festival, Aug. 12-14.

The music and dance program, sponsored by the City of East Lansing, features performances ranging from blues to bluegrass, Latino, polka, Cajun, Celtic and more diverse cultural expressions and traditions. Musical artists perform two to four times throughout the weekend, so visitors have a chance to see the bands they like and discover new genres and favorites.


Performers coming to the festival this year:

  Johnnie Bassett, '03 | Blues | Detroit, Michigan
http://www.myspace.com/johnniebassett
Listen to this clip: Play Meat On Them Bones
  Cats & The Fiddler, '08 | Bluegrass | Milford, Michigan
http://www.catsandthefiddler.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Red Banjo
Calvin Cook plays steel guitar   Calvin Cooke, '04 | Sacred Steel Guitar/Gospel | McDonough, Georgia
http://www.museum.msu.edu/nff2000/activities/guitar/calvin.html
Listen to this clip: Play Help Me Make It Through
  Detour, '08 | Bluegrass | Brethren, Michigan
http://detourbluegrass.com
Listen to this clip: Play The Road That Lies Ahead
  Nadim Dlaikan, '02, '06 | Arab-American Nay | Southgate, Michigan
http://ndlaikan.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Improvisation
  Feufollet, '03, '06 | Cajun | Lafayette, Louisiana
http://feufollet.net
Listen to this clip: Play Si T'as Fini Avec Moi
  Steven Greenman Klezmer Ensemble, '03 | Klezmer | South Euclid, Ohio
http://www.stevengreenman.com/Ensembles/SGKlezmer.htm
Listen to this clip: Play Odessa Freylekhs
  Gao Hong, '04 | Chinese Pipa | Northfield, Minnesota
http://www.chinesepipa.com/bio.html
Listen to this clip: Play Mother-In-Law Arguing With Daught
  George Kahumoku Jr., '03 | Hawai'ian Slack Key Guitar | Lahaina, Hawai'i
http://www.kahumoku.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Hale 'Olu (Vocal)
  Elizabeth LaPrelle, '08 | Old-Time Ballads | Rural Retreat, Virginia
http://www.old97wrecords.com/elizabeth-laprelle/about.htm
Listen to this clip: Play Texas Rangers
Fiddler Dudley Laufman   Dudley and Jacqueline Laufman, '03 | New England Traditional Barn Dance | Canterbury, NH
http://www.laufman.org/
Listen to this clip: Play Liberation (Siegel)
Los Bandits de Michigan   Los Bandits de Michigan, '09 | Tex-Mex | Kalamazoo, Michigan
http://www.losbanditsdemichigan.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Canción del Mariáchi
the Polkatowners, a polka band from Muskegon   Pan Franek & Zosia's Polka Towners, '04 | Polka | Muskegon, Michigan
http://www.panfranek.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Good Ole' Days Polka
  Réveillons!, '08 | Québécois | Montréal, Québec, Canada
http://www.reveillons.qc.ca/ReVeillons/_accueil..html
Listen to this clip: Play Petit Paul
Roots Vibration-  Reggae   Roots Vibration, '06, '07 | Reggae | Detroit, Michigan
http://rootsvibration.tripod.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Cruise
Skalmusik- playing Scandinavian tunes - they are from Minnesota   Skålmusik, '03 | Scandinavian | Brainerd, Minnesota
http://www.brainerd.net/~pwilson/skalmusik/
Listen to this clip: Play Sibirsk Reislått, Polka
  Téada, '05 | Irish Celtic | Dublin, Ireland
http://www.teada.com/
Listen to this clip: Play Lady Montgomery-Follow Me Down-Give The Girl Her Foupence-Tie The Bonnet
     

Make Music With Us: Participatory Programs

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Old-Time Musicians Jam

                             

August 12-14, 2011

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