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To support the Woodland Indian Arts and Culture Initiatives, please make a donation today, and then come out for a great concert on August 14!
Thank you!


Friday, August 14, 2009, 7 – 10pm


Free Benefit Concert: Wade Fernandez with Darren Thompson

Campanile Center for the Arts
141 Milwaukee Street, Minocqua, Wisconsin

Wade Fernandez

Wade Fernandez

Soaring from Menominee Indian Reservation roots, Wade Fernandez knows how to both soothe and rock. He honors tradition while forging ahead in an ever-expanding world of music. Awardwinning vocals, guitar, songwriting, native flute and drumming all flow from deep within a rich blood memory, echoing his words, "Music is a very powerful gift to be returned and shared in a good way." Wade was named 2006 "Best Male Artist of the Year" by the Native American Music Awards. He performs both solo and with the Black Wolf Band. Notable performances include: The Honor The Earth Tour, Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, The Reebok Human Rights Awards, Ed McMahon's Next Big Star, Chicago's World Music Festival, Canada's Aboriginal People's Choice Awards, and Germany's Tollwood Festival. Wade has jammed onstage with many artists including Jackson Browne and The Indigo Girls. wadefernandez.com

Darren ThompsonDarren Thompson

Of Ojibwe and Tohono O’odham heritage, Lac du Flambeau tribal member Darren Thompson is highly regarded as a native flutist who has “the power to take you to another place.” He has been invited to just as many places for his musical talent as he has for tackling such issues as stereotypes, religion, politics, social structures, environmental issues, history and culture. And whether leading a protest, fighting for constitutional rights, or performing with his flutes, the message he delivers is consistent with the philosophy he lives by.


Tax-deductible donations to Northwoods NiiJii are welcome. Proceeds from this event support the Woodland Indian Arts and Culture Initiatives, a three-year project to build a Native cooperative art gallery/artist resource center and Native artist web site. Funds will also support the Native Artist Entrepreneurial Program, which provides professional practices consultation for Native artists.




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