>If you missed the Vietnamese, Irish, or Folk music performances at the Library these past three years, you won’t want to miss this!

On Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm in the Lanesboro Community Memorial Center Gym, there will be a free concert for all ages by Tlen Huicani of Mexico. Refreshments by the Friends of the Library to follow.

More information on this unique opportunity is below the dotted line.

This concert is made possible by Rochester Civic Music, which has designed this program to bring world-renowned cultural opportunities to the Libraries of Southeastern Minnesota. The many thousands of dollars it costs to do this are offset by grant funding administered by Rochester Civic Music (more below)!

Please plan to come, and tell everyone you know – we guarantee you’ll be glad you did. Thank you! Drue Fergison

PS – The hour-long “mini” concert in Lanesboro will be followed by a full-length concert in Rochester on Saturday, March 3. The Library has coupons for a 15% discount on this Rochester concert.
ROCHESTER, MN – Tlen Huicani remains one of the most faithful interpreters of the traditional folk music of Veracruz, Mexico and most of Latin America. Since 1973, their music and international achievements have earned the honor of ‘Best Folk Group in Mexico’ by the Union of Music and Theater Critics.

Tlen Huicani, which means “the singers” in the indigenous Indian language of Nahuatl, makes the beautiful “harpa jarocha” or folk harp, the centerpiece of their music. Maestro Alberto de la Rosa is respected for his musicianship throughout Mexico and considered among the most outstanding folk harpists in the world. Along with their traditional costumes and instruments, a concert with Tlen Huicani is like taking a journey of Mexico’s music and history.

In celebration of National Music In The Schools Month, Tlen Huicani will spend the week of February 26 through March 2 in our local and surrounding elementary schools as part of Riverside Concerts’ Artist-In-the-Schools Residency program. They will also embark on a 3-city FREE Concert Preview library tour of Southeastern Minnesota, courtesy of Riverside Concerts, made possible by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council.

This activity is made possible in part by a grant provided by the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Riverside Concerts, the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and KAAL TV-6 present traditional Mexican folk music from Tlen Huicani on Saturday, March 3, 2007 at 7:30 PM in the Mayo Civic Center – Presentation Hall.