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Noted Native American Artist to Perform in Mountain View

Eddie Madril's Oct. 20 CSMA performance aims to share the experience of his Native American heritage.

Photo courtesy of Community School of Music and Arts.
Photo courtesy of Community School of Music and Arts.

A distinguished musical artist will perform in Mountain View next week in an event that aims to share the experience of his Native American heritage.

Dancer, singer, teacher, playwright, and filmmaker Eddie Madril will perform at the Community School of Music and Arts (230 San Antonio Circle) on Oct. 20. The 2 p.m. performance will be held at Tateuchi Hall. Admission is free.

Madril performs traditional dances of the Native American Plains Indians that aim to build awareness and appreciation for Native American culture both past and present. This family-friendly performance features an introduction to popular and rare Native American music and dance, including grass dance, fancy dance, and hoop dance.

Madril is a member of the Pascua Yaqui tribe of Southern Arizona and Northern Sonora Mexico and an unofficial cultural ambassador. For the past 20 years, Madril’s commitment to sharing his cultural experience has included teaching Native American music at San Francisco State University and residencies at other Bay Area Schools.

He was a three-year recipient of the California Arts Council Artist-In-Residence grant.

Madril has performed throughout the western United States with several groups including the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival and the World Arts West's arts education program, People Like Me.

This performance is part of CSMA’s 2013-2014 Community Concert Series, which is supported by a grant from the Applied Materials Foundation. The official media sponsor for the series is Classical KDFC radio.

The performance is an integral part of CSMA's mission to bring diverse cultural experiences to the community, Executive Director Vickie Scott Grove said in a prepared statement.

“CSMA is excited to launch our Community Concert Series with a vibrant show highlighting s Native American heritage,” Grove said.

“As part of our mission to provide arts for all, we take great pride in delivering free concerts, exhibitions and events for families and our entire community. Join us for this wonderful performance!”

For more information and a full Community Concert Series schedule, visit www.arts4all.org.

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