WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL DAKOTA MUSIC TOUR BLOG!

In 2011, the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Maza Kute Singers (Dakota) and Composer Brent Michael Davids toured together with other world-renown performers for 4 concerts! This is the official Dakota Music Tour blog!

WHAT IS THE DAKOTA MUSIC TOUR?

In 2011, Maestro Ken Freed conducted Mankato Symphony Orchestra, Maza Kute Singers (Santee Dakota), Trumpeter Manny Laureano (Minnesota Orchestra), M. Cochise Anderson (Chickasaw/Choctaw) and Award-Winning Composer Brent Michael Davids (Stockbridge Mohican) on tour through Dakota country with 4 concerts merging American Indian and Western classical music. The DMT was filmed by Syd Beane (Flandreau Santee Dakota) for some promo videos. The DMT radio broadcast was recorded by James E Gullickson. The DMT publicist was Liz Hill (Red Lake Ojibwe) of Liz Hill Public Relations, Ltd. The DMT evaluator was Dr. Patricia Shifferd. DMT was supported by “Arts Tour Minnesota" and the voter-approved “Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment” of the Minnesota State Constitution.

Friday, April 15, 2011

DMT featured in Native People Magazine!

Daniel Gibson wrote a great preview of the upcoming Dakota Music Tour, featured in the "Happening" section of the recent Native Peoples Magazine (May/June, 2011, p.18). Native Peoples Magazine is a journal of strong visuals and accurate, erudite prose dedicated to sensitively portraying the arts and lifeways of Native Americans. Subscribe to this fantastic magazine at the link below, and check out the DMT preview!

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