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AFC Concert: Traditional Choctaw storytelling and music from Oklahoma

From: Library of Congress <loc@service.govdelivery.com>
Subject: AFC Concert: Traditional Choctaw storytelling and music from Oklahoma
Date: Friday, June 24, 2011, 1:06 AM

AFC Concert: Traditional Choctaw storytelling and music from Oklahoma

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress presents a concert in the 2011 Homegrown Concert Series

Tim Tingle and D.J. Battiest-Tomasi — Traditional Choctaw storytelling and music from Oklahoma

Wednesday, June 29 at 12:00 noon
Coolidge Auditorium, Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, First Floor

Both D. J. Battiest-Tomasi and Tim Tingle are enrolled as members of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and regularly participate in tribal events. Tim is a traditional singer, flute player, and drummer, and a nationally known performance storyteller, as well as a teacher, writer, and lecturer. He delivers lively historical and traditional stories, accompanying himself on the Native American flute, and sings Choctaw songs to the rhythms of a whaleskin drum. D. J. is also a flute player and storyteller, and works as a family counselor. Both have performed extensively across Oklahoma and are considered to be ambassadors of the Choctaw people.

Library of CongressConcert is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit: http://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/concert/1011-folklife.html#june29 or call 202-707-5510.

This service is provided by the Library of Congress at www.LOC.gov.

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June 24, 2011 - Posted by | Native News, Updates

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