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Thongtahn Souvannaphanh - Laos - Richmond Folk Festival part 2
Thongtahn Souvannaphanh ( Laos ) notes from Richmond Folk Festival website: Seventy-six year-old Thongtanh Souvannaphanh began playing the saw—a bowed lute similar to the Chinese Erhu and Gaohu—at approximately the age of six. He performed in the royal court of Luang Prabang before immigrating to the US in 1969. He has played at the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Now retired, he devotes his time to preserving and promoting Lao art, music, and literature. He gives saw instruction two nights a week and still performs occasionally. Traditional Laotian orchestras include the saw, wooden xylophone, kong vong, drum, mini cymbals, flute, kaen, kim, three-string guitar, and vourt. Joining Mr. Souvannaphanh will be four musicians from the Lao Heritage Foundation, an Alexandria-based cultural non-profit organization focused on documenting and presenting Laotian traditions in the United States. As a special guest at the Richmond Folk Festival, Mr. Souvannaphanh has invited Bounseung Synanonh to join with the Lao Heritage Foundation ensemble. A resident of California, Mr. Synanonh began playing the kaen (bamboo mouth organ), at the age of 12 in Savannakhet, Laos. Considered one of the world's best, Master Synanonh recorded with the World Music Institute under the direction of ethnomusicologist Terry Miller. He also performed for President Reagan at the White House in 1987. Now in his 60's, he still performs energetically and teaches his art to a ...
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.