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Release Date: 08/09/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Presentation Examines Harp Traditions From Around the World

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) High Plains District office is sponsoring “Harps in World Music,” a free presentation by David Shaul.

The free presentation will take place on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center located at 1501 N. Poplar in Casper.

Shaul will explore the idea of the harp by sampling several major harp traditions from around the world.

A virtuoso performer on both folk and pedal harp, David Shaul performs concerts, presents workshops, and lectures on World harps, pan-Celtic, and Renaissance/Baroque harp music. With a Ph.D. in anthropological linguistics from Berkeley, he speaks two Native American languages.

“Harps in World Music” is presented by the Wyoming Humanities Council as part of its Humanities Forum.

The Wyoming Humanities Council provides public humanities-based programs in partnership with local organizations. Funding is provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 08-09-2012