Whaling Museum to host ECHO Performing Arts Festival

Multicultural troupe performs on March 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Museum Theater.

Marking the final leg of a national tour, the ECHO Performing Arts Festival Troupe comes to the New Bedford Whaling Museum on AHA! Night, Thursday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. with their multicultural performance, Celebrate – Song, Dance & Story! The troupe’s appearance at the Whaling Museum will be the only performance for the general public in the region. They will be performing in five New Bedford schools while in the city.

The 45-minute performance will take the audience on a journey down life’s paths, from childhood to love and marriage and beyond. Through song, dance and stories, life’s challenges and triumphs are viewed through the lens of many cultures to reveal the commonality of the human experience.

The ECHO Performing Arts Festival Troupe (left to right): Curtis "Buck" Willis - Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Ani Lokomaika'i Lipscomb (Hawaiian) - Bishop Museum, Annawon Weeden (Wampanoag) - Peabody Essex Museum, Allison Warden (Iñupiaq Eskimo) - Iñupiat Heritage Center, Stephen Blanchett (Yu'pik) - Alaska Native Heritage Center, José Manuel Vinagre, New Bedford ECHO Project.

The troupe will be available after the performance to talk with the audience.

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