NEA Logo, Honey Whiskey Trio, Blurring the Color Line movie poster, and Landeza & Sons

We are pleased to announce that Grand Vision Foundation has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support the ongoing Roots & Rambles concert series at the Grand Annex Music Hall as part of their 2023 Grants for Arts Projects awards. This season showcases the folk a capella group Honey Whiskey Trio, a multi-faceted event Blurring the Color Line with Taiko and a Hawaiian guitar performance by Patrick Landeza & Sons.

“The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects in communities nationwide,” said NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson, PhD. “Projects such as Grand Vision Foundation’s Roots & Rambles concert series strengthen arts and cultural ecosystems, provide equitable opportunities for arts participation and practice, and contribute to the health of our communities and our economy.”

Roots & Rambles is a three-concert series featuring musicians dedicated to the preservation, artistry and evolution of folk and traditional music in the United States. Each concert includes a workshop highlighting an aspect of the performer’s craft.

February 25: Honey Whiskey Trio – 10 Year Anniversary Concert

Workshop: “Body Percussion & Shape Notes. ” Sparkling a cappella harmonies, ballads and rowdy tunes with guitar, banjo and more from these Harmony Sweepstakes champions.

February 26: Blurring the Color Line with Taiko

Why are Asian communities and cultures so often seen as perpetually foreign? Engage with this timely and important question through a taiko performance, hands-on taiko workshop, documentary screening and panel discussion.

May 20: Patrick Landeza & Sons

Workshop: “Slack Key & Steel.” Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander month with Hawaiian-Grammy winning slack key guitar player Patrick Landeza with steel guitar sensation, Justin Firmeza.

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