International Music Festival Description

FESTIVAL DESCRIPTION

Texas Music Museum’s 7th International Music Festival was held September 9 and 10, 2017 in collaboration with and presented at the George Washington Carver Museum Cultural, and Genealogy Center, 1165 Angelina Street, Austin. This is an annual event held in early September.

The 2017 festival featured a diverse set of accomplished Texas musicians, dancers and groups who performed authentic international–specific song, music and dance.  The audience enjoyed seeing distinctive traditional musical instruments and costumes.  Each year, this concert promotes appreciation of the music from many cultures that are now part of the Austin and Texas ethnic fabric, including:  Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Indian sub-continent, Latin/Central/South Americans, and the Middle East.  As for each of our previous festivals,  the 2017 festival was well attended. And again this year, both  written and verbal feedback from audience members was overwhelming positive!

The Texas Music Museum is an all volunteer organization, supported primarily by individual donations. There is no fee to visit our museum or to attend our programs, although donations are are appreciated. At the festival, a  $10.00 donation per adult was suggested,  but not required. The generous donations by many who attend the festival is greatly appreciated and will enable us to continue to offer programs. The festival was also supported in large part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division; the Texas Commission for the Arts funded one of the performances at the festival; most of the Chinese acts performed without charge; and the group Kunitan, who entertained with South American and Andean rhythm and songs, donated their payment back to TMM.   THANK YOU to everyone who attended and supported the Texas Music Museum’s 7th International Music Festival!

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE 8TH INTERNATIONAL MUSIC FESTIVAL IN 2018!

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