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WASHINGTON The National Museum of the American Indian in the nation's capital will come alive with the music of the award-winning group Pamyua tomorrow.
Several of the Musicians are Competitive Athletes
Visitors will have two opportunities on Saturday to hear Pamyua, a group that interprets traditional Yup'ik, Cup'ik, Inuit and Greenlandic chants through modern styles. The group utilizes drum songs.
Stephen and Phillip Blanchett, two brothers of Yup'ik and African American descent, are founding members of the group; Ossie Kairaiuak is aYup'ik traditional dancer and culture bearer from Chefornak, Alaska. Karina Moller, a Greenlandic Inuit singer will also be part of the late afternoon concert.
Pamyua reminds their listeners to embrace relationships with honor, humility and tolerance.
12 Noon - Native Sports with Pamyua
Several of the musicians are accomplished competitive athletes in the World Indian-Eskimo Olympics!
Phillip Blanchett, Stephen Blanchett, and Ossie Kairaiuak will introduce visitors to some of the physical preparedness games that Eskimo athletes use to keep their bodies fit for surviving and thriving in an arctic environment. This event will take place in the Potomac Atrium on the 1st level of the Museum.
5 pm edt - Free Concert
Pamyua will perform free concert at the Outdoor Welcome Plaza
The event is part of the Museum's Indian Summer Showcase 2012. Those accessing the Museum on the Metro subway, exit L'Enfant Plaza (Blue/Orange/Green/Yellow lines), via Maryland Avenue/Smithsonian Museums.
Indian Summer Showcase with Pamyua
Saturday, August 11
12 Noon - Native Sports with Pamyua in Potomac Atrium, 1st floor
5 pm - Pamyua Concert at the Outdoor Welcome Plaza
National Museum of the American Indian
Fourth Street & Independence Avenue
Washington DC 20560
posted August 10, 2012 7:40 am edt