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Artist Spotlight: Bush Mango Drum and Dance

Bush Mango is the proud recipient of the Arts and Cultural Council's Cultural Organization of the Year Award for 2006-2007. Artistic Director Colleen Hendrick and Musical Director Blair Hornbuckle have both studied in West Africa, as have several members of their company. Ms. Hendrick is ?one of Rochester?s most distinctive performers - commanding - conquering through the sheer authority of her involvement.? (Herbert Simpson, City Newspaper) Ms. Hendrick performed for four seasons at the Merce Cunningham Theater in Manhattan, in a shared performance with Urban Bush Women, and as part of the e.e. cummings International Centennial Celebration. Her epic work, Days Swinging Home, received the Lillian Fairchild Award for artistic excellence. Mr. Hornbuckle has opened for the Wailers and performed at Woodstock ?99.




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