Things was honored to be chosen to do the musical procession
for the Dallas Museum of Art's recent 100th anniversary
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Personnel for the event included Director Len Barnett,
Peter Kasule, Gyavira Kasule, Ricky 'Bongo' Carthen, and Eric Stuer.
Arrival was set for noon, perfomance at 1, and it was SNOWING.
We have played in the DMA before, both in the Atrium
and outside in the courtyard, but this was different because of
the size of the crowd; the place was PACKED. Radio stations had
been running ads profusely, and the museum celebration was extensive;
for four days and nights, the museum had been open 24 hours a day,
with many live performers and so on.
The procession began in the African section, on
the third floor. We played in there for about 20 minutes and gathered
a hundred people or so, then proceeded through the corridors to
the stairway leading down to the museum's big room. Playing there
for another 20-25 minutes, we then continued slowly down the long
corridor which leads to the Atrium, where the remarks and speeches
and so on were to take place. All along the way, we continued to
gather people, so that by the time we got to the Atrium, it was
a sea of a couple of thousand people.
All told, the procession took a little over an hour,
and was chock full of cool moments for all, especially for us.
What a wonderful event, truly an unforgettable experience
for the members of Percussion Things. Our sincere thanks
go out to Bonnie, deputy director of the museum, to Amber, and to
all the staff at the DMA for their excellent support. Of course
thanks too to the many visitors who were there. It is YOU who made
it most exciting.
other P-things clients include:
- Dallas Arboretum
- Anderson Consulting
- Restland Funeral Homes
- African-American Museum of Art
- Dallas Museum of Natural Science
- Irving Arts Center KidsArts Program
- Imagination Celebration
- National Black Mayors’ Conference
- African-American Heritage Celebration at Old City Park
- Neighborhood Touring Program
- Lamplighter School
- Dallas Summer Musical’s/Disney’s
“The Lion King” Workshop
- Dallas Black Dance Theater
- Dallas Parks & Recreation Department
- Pier 1 Imports, Inc.
- Robb & Stuckey
- Marie Gabrielle Restaurant
- Collin County Community College District
- SPCA of Texas Telethon
- Goode, Farrell & Fulton
Volunteer Center of Dallas
- The Links, Inc. - Ebony Fashion Fair
- Cedar Crest Golf Course
- Parkland Hospital
- Aids LifeWalk
..and a long list of additional schools, churches, libraries, community
centers, and private venues..
We can adjust the cultural focus and scope of our presentation
to meet the needs of YOUR venue.
A piece is being recorded in the studio which
was partly inspired by this event. see
wanna see more pictures? check out len's annual