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2014-03-17 12:25:12

Season marks U.S. premiere of renowned musicians and filmmaker MINNEAPOLIS, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following significant critical acclaim and audience enthusiasm for its Pakistan, Morocco, and Turkey seasons, Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet returns for a fourth installment featuring artists from Malaysia. Caravanserai is an innovative cultural exchange program produced by Arts Midwest on behalf of its fellow U.S. Regional Arts Organizations. The program was launched in 2011...

2014-03-10 08:26:29

MIDLAND, Mich., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here's your chance to be a citizen of the world with a wholly unique concert by a group of exciting young musicians from Canada: Le Vent du Nord! http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121025/DC00288LOGO Considered a driving force in progressive folk music, Le Vent du Nord is a fresh and exhilarating French Canadian folk ensemble that captures the energy and mirth of a Saturday night kitchen party, infusing old Quebec with a...

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