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Arts Midwest World Fest Tour Arrives in Thief River Falls

Arts Midwest World FestTour

Coming to Thief River Falls


Saturday October 10, 2015

Lincoln High School Auditorium, Thief River FAlls, Mn


$5.00/Person  $30.00/Family Max


FREE Mini Concert: October 08, 2015
2P- 3P Northland Community and Technical College Commons, Thief River Falls, Mn


(Warren, Mn) – Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is proud to announce Arts Midwest World Fest Tour is coming to Thief River Falls, Minnesota in October of 2015!

Arts Midwest World Fest will feature “Baladino”

Baladino: Photo by Omri Barel

About Baladino:

From Israel

Journey through the music of the Mediterranean with Baladino, a fresh Israeli world music ensemble. Hear centuries-old melodies and revel in sounds carried to Israel from Spain, Eastern Europe, Turkey, and Arabic countries. The ensemble members effortlessly blend these far-ranging musical influences with authenticity and conviction possible only by those who have grown up in the cultural melting pot that is Israel.


Watch this! Learn more about Baladino!

Baladino will be in Thief River Falls, Minnesota the week of October 4th through October 10th!  They will be teaching, singing, and sharing their culture with students through out the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s service area.

More About Arts Midwest World Fest Tour:

Arts Midwest World Fest Tour is an initiative to bring international musical ensembles to MidWest Communities or an intensive weeklong residency.  The goal is to foster an understanding of and appreciation for global uniqueness and differences.

Arts Midwest World Fest’s objectives are to:

  • present high-caliber, accessible international artists to small- or mid-sized Midwest communities;
  • provide a multifaceted experience to community residents, particularly young people;
  • integrate the artists and their music into a broader social, cultural, political, and historical framework;
  • encourage young people to explore issues and understand concerns of diverse cultures; and
  • create a lasting musical and cultural impact on participants.

Each cycle of Arts Midwest World Fest occurs over a two year period in which four global musical ensembles conduct week-long intensive residencies in selected communities throughout the Midwest. The residencies consist of school concerts, workshops, and outreach activities, and culminate in a public concert.

To extend the cultural experience to the classroom, Arts Midwest provides participating communities with a curriculum that helps students and teachers better understand and appreciate the customs and traditions of the visiting ensembles. The hope is that studying other cultures will spark a lasting curiosity in both teachers and students that will result in further exploration of the diverse and fascinating cultures of the world.

A program of Arts Midwest, the 2015–2017 Arts Midwest World Fest cycle is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts and 3M Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest for Baladino. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Arts Midwest is also generously supported by Illinois Arts Council Agency, Indiana Arts Commission, Iowa Arts Council, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Minnesota State Arts Board, North Dakota Council on the Arts, Ohio Arts Council, South Dakota Arts Council, and Wisconsin Arts Board.