The curiosity was palpable and there were moments where it felt like we were really giving them a sense of both the music and the culture of America. Many of the students had never been to America and asked questions about everything from politics to what schools were like on our side of the Atlantic.
The following video is an interview we did on Monday Oct. 2 with the Spanish bluegrass and country band Moonshine Wagon. Learn about the folk music in the Basque region and who these two consider their biggest influnces. We were also able to talk some about the political strife in the Catalonia region, which is right next door to their homes in and around Bilbao.
There's a great opportunity to put an eight week program arts education together, funded by Ingenuity. Please contact us if you're a teacher or an administrator so we can discuss the details.
BG-Ambassadors will be teaching a full day of classes at schools in Champaign/Urbana on Friday Nov. 3rd. Later that evening you can catch the Henhouse Prowlers at the Folk Festival as well.
The Prowlers trip to Kyrgyzstan was an incredible journey and for the first time ever the band is able to bring some of the trip home with them. Every show from their 12 day tour of the beautiful country of Kyrgyzstan was recorded and now select tracks have been put together into a full lenght album, including their collaboration with the local Bishkek band Ordo Sahkna. You can purchase it here: http://henhouseprowlers.com/product/live-from-kyrgyzstan/