The Hummingbird Music Project is a cultural exchange program between the Southern Appalachian Mountain area of the United States which is home to rural coal towns and the Michoacan Mountain area of Mexico, which is home to many indigenous Indian communities. It is a cultural music exchange between American musicians playing traditional Appalachian music and Mexican musicians playing traditional Mexican music. The purpose is to unite these musicians and mix the music of the two cultures together through a multi-national concert event.

The Hummingbird International Music Festival has been born from this cultural exchange and will be a four day event featuring three American bands and three local Purepecha orchestras in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacon, Mexico. This will be history in the making as musical moments will occur when these musicians play alongside each other sharing and influencing one another. Then to fulfill the cultural exchange objective, another concert event, Taco de Mayo, will take place six months later in the United States in the Tri-Cities area in Southwestern Virginia, utilizing the same performers as the Mexican version.

Both of these music events that make up this multi-national music festival will be captured in a documentary being filmed to showcase this cultural exchange. One focus of this documentary will be the universality of music as a means of communicating even between people who speak different languages and the second focus will be about the common values of people in two different cultural communities.



Project Description

Project Description

The Hummingbird Music Project is a unique cultural exchange program mixing two musical styles to create an original new sound showing how music can serve as powerful communication between two cultures who do not even speak the same language.

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Music Groups

Music Groups

The American bands performing with the local Purepecha orchestras will be Bill and the Belles, Fireside Collective and the ETSU Old Time Ramblers. Some great musical moments will occur as the musicians collaborate and influence each other.

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Events

Events

The Hummingbird International Music Festival is uniting three American bands with three Mexican orchestras in a multi-national concert event. The Mexican version will be in Tzintzuntzan, Michoacan and the American version, Taco de Mayo, will be in the Tri-Cities area in Southwestern Virginia.

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Contact Information

Hummingbird Music Project
260 W Main Street
Abingdon, Virginia, 24210
Phone: 276-623-0037
Email: info@hummingbirdmusicproject.com
Website: www.hummingbirdmusicproject.com