CTF E-Newsletter, October 19, 2017

This e-newsletter is designed to provide a brief update on the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund and the happenings of its grant recipients.

It is our promise that this e-newsletter be brief, interesting and hopefully something that will provide you with ideas and contacts with other organizations around the state. If you wish to have your activity highlighted in this e-newsletter, please contact Renée Bovée, WCTF Program Coordinator.

Cultural Trust Fund Grant Review Meeting, November 2-3, Lander

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund board will meet in Lander, November 2-3, at the Pronghorn Lodge Rodeway Inn Monarch meeting room, 150 East Main Street.

The board meeting will focus on review and award of October 2017 grant applications.

The meeting on November 2 will begin at approximately 9 a.m. and conclude by 5 p.m. The meeting on November 3 will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude by approximately 2 p.m. An executive session may be held if necessary.

The Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund meetings are open to the public. Grant applicants are encouraged to attend any grant review meeting, but cannot participate in the proceedings unless addressed by the board.

The WCTF program coordinator and board cannot confirm exactly when a grant application will be reviewed, but the board does have the option of reviewing an application “out of order” if an applicant is present at the meeting for a limited time.

The agenda is posted on the Cultural Trust website. Please feel free to contact the WCTF Program Coordinator, Renée Bovée, at renee.bovee@wyo.gov or by calling 307-777-6312 with any questions.

African Guitar Summit, November 9, CAM-PLEX

Indulge in the sounds of the finest Canadian guitarists of African origin – 2005 Juno Award winners for World Music Album of the Year – African Guitar Summit. This star-studded collective unites the talents of 6 musicians, each an expert in their individual style and together creating musical magic with African Guitar Summit. African Guitar Summit will be performing at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center, Gillette, November 9 at 7 p.m., supported in part by the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund.AGS_collage.jpg

Experience live this superb and unique achievement for African music; the mix of musicians who are distinct in cultural backgrounds and languages yet sharing stories and singing each other’s praises, the inspiration of these skilled hands and voices joined in common to reach the summit…A truly incredible experience! African Guitar Summit features: From Guinea, the smooth fire of Juno Award winner Alpha YaYa Diallo; from Madagascar, the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and multiple Juno Award winner Madagascar Slim, and the heartbeat of drummer Kofi Ackah from Ghana. They are backed by electric bass and ballafon, the African marimba played by Naby Camara from Guinea. Their debut CD “African Guitar Summit” was honored with a Juno as World Music Album of the Year at the 2005 Juno Awards in April. Their second album, “African Guitar Summit II”, garnered a 2007 Juno award nomination in the same category.

For more information and tickets, please contact CAM-PLEX at 307-682-0552.

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