Sunday, April 14, 2013

"Snuhgie" does benefit concert for faith-based water projects; the music of a North Korean defector

On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington VA held a benefit concert from the Christian jazz and vocal group Snuhgie, as a benefit for    “Living Waters for the World” .
The site for the charity, which sponsors work on water projects in developing countries, is here. The work includes groups sponsored by major congregations (they are big and expensive and require preparation) and probably placement of engineering graduates (civil and mechanical engineering) in projects.  As a first job, working as an engineer in the developing world looks great on a resume. A distant relative of mine, from Ohio, did that in Guatemala. (See Books blog, June 2. 2007). 
The concert started with a jazz rendition of “When the Saints Go Marching In” and was followed by a number of Christian medleys.  The diction (the words) sometimes was hard to understand.
The link for the Snuhgie group is here
Let's change the subject:

Saturday, CNN told briefly the story of North Korean defector Ma Young Ae, who plays concerts on a native instrument called the yanggeum, a stringed instrument struck by mallets.  The Washington City Paper has an account here about her playing at the US Senate. 

The video above appears to have been recorded in South Korea about a year ago.

There is one other dot-point item this morning. On NBC this morning, as the President's address, the parents of one of the Sandy Hook (CT) child victims mentioned that her six-year old son had been a piano prodigy.  

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