Yamma in Wausau, Wisconsin
By Eric Young Smith, Arts Midwest World Fest tour manager
After a drive from Minneapolis with a few stops along the way, Yamma arrived in Wausau and settled in for a well-deserved night and morning of rest since traveling halfway around the globe.
Carrying rich memories of people and places past while fulfilling the mission of Arts Midwest World Fest brought anticipation of good things to come. Excitement built while Yamma met up with Barbara Klofstad and other staff members of the Performing Arts Foundation at a reception hosted by Mount Sinai Congregation and Rabbi Dan Danson.
Tuesday evening found Yamma in the studios of WLBL, Wisconsin Public Radio in Wausau, to record an interview and live performance with Glen Moberg, host of Route 51. Route 51 is a program syndicated statewide on Wisconsin Public Radio. The interview aired just prior to the Thursday, April 19 concert at the Grand Theater in Wausau.
Yamma loved the performance stage at the Grand Theater and it was fun to see them explore the acoustics of the theater and make adjustments for the characteristics of the space. The show may have even been an attendance record for Yamma’s Arts Midwest World Fest tour!