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Three musicians from Tennessee are traveling to Belgium to participate in the Flanders Ethno international music project this summer.
Three musicians from Tennessee are traveling to Belgium to participate in the Flanders Ethno international music project this summer.
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Musicians Lon Eldridge, John Boulware, and Christie Burns are going to Belgium in August, 2011 to participate in the Flanders Ethno international young musicians project. This annual gathering attracts musicians between the ages of 16 and 30 from many different countries, and we will be the first American delegates to participate. The participants each bring a traditional tune from their home culture, forming a "folk orchestra" that performs at the Dranouter Folk Festival on August 8th.

We will produce a book featuring photos of the people we meet, stories about our experience there, and musical transcriptions of the tunes we learn from the other participants. The book will be accompanied by a cd of the tunes we collect during the week.

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    A postcard from Belgium, plus email and blog updates from the three of us before, during, and after our trip.

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    All of the above, plus the cd of tunes we collect from all the international participants at the Flanders Ethno week.

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    A postcard, updates, and the book + cd combo we'll produce after our trip, featuring photos of the people we meet, stories about our experience there, and musical transcriptions of the tunes we learn from the other participants there.

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    Postcard, updates, book + cd combo, and you'll get your name listed on our acknowledgements page of the book.

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    Everything listed above, and we'll come perform our freshly collected world music in a private concert at your house for your friends and family.

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    Everything listed above, including the private house concert, AND we'll bring you back a fiddle signed by every participant of the Flanders Ethno week, meaning that you'll be connected to musicians all over the world.

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