News Release 13-034
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission
1111 Israel Road S.W., P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504-2650, (360) 902-8500
Don Hoch, Director
Srey Ryser, (360) 902-8626 Srey.Ryser@parks.wa.gov
Wash. Telecommunications Relay Service: (800) 833-6388
Los Flacos will perform at Sacajawea State Park Aug. 4
July 17, 2013 –
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission invites the public to a free evening concert featuring Latino music, at Sacajawea State Park in August.
Los Flacos will perform from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4, at Sacajawea State Park, 2503 Sacajawea Park Road, Pasco. The group creates its own interpretation of exciting songs and rhythms from a variety of regions and countries, including Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Colombia.
The group performs on traditional instruments such as cuatro, quinta, quena, violin, zampona and the Vera Cruz harp. They also will be joined by a traditional dancer performing percussive dance on tarima, an instrument like a wooden drum, which is played by the feet instead of the hands.
The concert is free to the public. August 4 is a State Parks “free” day, meaning Discover Pass is not required for vehicle access to any state park on that day.
The concert is one of several in a series of events in parks around the state. The series, presented by the Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks program, celebrates Washington’s diverse cultures in a partnership between the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Washington State Arts Commission and Northwest Heritage Resources. The series is funded in part by the Washington State Parks Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. For a full schedule of Folk and Traditional Arts in the Parks Program events, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events./
The concert is accessible to persons with disabilities. For special accommodations, call in advance to make arrangements at (509) 545-2361 (English) or (509) 429-6808 (Spanish). Those who are hearing- or speech impaired may call the Washington Telecommunications Relay Service, at (800) 833-6388.
Sacajawea State Park is a day-use park that lies at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia rivers, five miles southeast of Pasco off US Highway 12. The park is popular for its wide skyline and shade tree cover and for its river views. A well-known feature of the park is the Sacajawea Interpretive Center, with interactive displays that tell the story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition through the eyes of Sacagawea, the young Shoshone Indian woman who helped guide the Expedition.
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The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission manages a diverse system of more than 100 state parks and recreation programs, including long-distance trails, boating safety and winter recreation. Washington State Parks turned 100 years old on March 19, 2013 and is celebrate with events in parks all over the state, all year long. For more information, visit www.parks.wa.gov/events/.
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