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  • [Video] 2017 WWD ROOTS UNITED - Neelamjit Dhillon & Rajib Karmakar (UNITED STATES)

    Neelamjit Dhillon is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Los Angeles. Born and raised in Vancouver Canada, Neelamjit is skilled in both North Indian classical and American jazz music. His music is a reflection of his own multifaceted identity, spirituality, and vision for promoting a more equitable and just society through shared experience and collective action.

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  • Regional event in Poland

    To celebrate WWD, there was a series of events held from March 17th to 24th at The East European State University in Przemyśl (PWSW), Poland. Coordinated by Tomasz Bielański, 2015 WWD participant, the regional event invited forest office, craftsmen, scientists, students, etc. to take part in for good cause. For example, a training session combined with lecture on industrial safety applicable to woodworking was held. An exhibition named "Beauty Hidden in Wood" was organized. Craft and art workshops in the wooden-pipe factory were led by Mr Bróg, Poland’s leader in the industry. Kindergarten children came to plant a tree and learned to respect nature... 

     

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  • [Video] Native Woodcarving - Water is Life

    This video showcases native art woodcarving in 2017 World Wood Day. A Gathering of native artists from ten different nations, connected their roots and cultural heritages through two nature essences: water and wood. The meaning of wood and their attributes are extremely important to the Natives as trees provide highly valued resources. So does Water, which is not only a physical substance or scarce resource, but also an intrinsic part of their identities, cultures, worldview and religious perceptions of themselves.

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  • [Video] ROOTS UNITED - LAČKĀJA

    Ancient poetry, mythology and village dances are all part of ensemble Lāčkāja’s reptertoire, which features folk music from the Baltics with particular emphasis on traditional Latvian songs. Paul Berkolds accordion, vocals; Drew Corey, vocals; Ingrida Jennings, vocals, violin, kokle; Erik Jerumanis, percussion; Justin Scheid, recorder, flute, bagpipes; Katriana Zommers, vocals, guitar

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