Arrival in Des Moines
By Shigeyo Henriquez
Almost one week has past since the biggest earthquake, the 40’ tsunami and the nuclear disaster horrified not only people in Japan, but throughout the world. Agatsuma Ensemble, leaving their families and friends at home, arrived in Des Moines as scheduled while the country still tremors.
The fear and worries are in their minds constantly. They are able to communicate with their families on a daily basis. I admire their courage and commitment to Arts Midwest World Fest.
As we visit each town, I believe the communities will be very appreciative, will recognize their strength, and will get to know the ensemble members and their culture through the music.
Looking forward to touring…