Monday, October 22, 2012

Part III: Great Centennial Performances

Luis Ramos on guitar
Luis Ramos (Alkobokutei), who is of the Taino people and who is founder and organizer of Shorakapok Earth Keepers, performed next.

Luis played first a drum and then guitar, accompanying his very profound Traditional & Native American songs, which he translated for the audience, giving us full understanding of each song's intentions.   He was assisted by his beautiful daughter, who patiently held his microphone.   

Luis also brought his Mobile Indigenous Library to Isham Park for the Centennial.

Shorakapok Earth Keepers are also doing great work days in Inwood Hill Park (from his Facebook page):
"Local NYC community group strives to honor the legacy of the Native American history of Inwood Hill Park through volunteer beautification efforts and indigenous cultural events and activities. Learn more about his group and how you can become a volunteer. Shorakapok Earth Keepers recently received a grant from Partnership for Parks. Partnerships for Parks continues to support the efforts of the Shorakapok Earth Keepers mission of service and honoring the earth."

Please see the next and final post on great centennial performances...

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