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‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2014: The “Black Thunder Singers & Drummers”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> 2014 Multicultural Day Program
>>Aug. 15, 2014.

>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.

For all the posts related to 2012 ‘Laconia Multicultural Day’:
++++ Search on ‘multicultural‘ using sidebar search (at top) >>>>


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I THINK this is them. I could be wrong. Click to access YouTube video.


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This is definitely them. Click to access Facebook account.


They appear to be the ‘featured’ band for the 2014 Multicultural Day. They have two prime-time performances: 11:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 12:15.

For reasons I can’t quite fathom I had assumed, obviously incorrectly, that they were an African ensemble. Well it appears, instead, that they are ‘Native American‘ enactors. Seems good.


‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2014, September 6 — The Program Schedule.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.
For all the posts related to 2012 ‘Laconia Multicultural Day’:
++++ Search on ‘multicultural‘ using sidebar search (at top) >>>>


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Click to access the official Website — which, alas, is a tad short on information even though we but 3 weeks away from the event.



So, today, Friday, August 15, 2014 this is what I got when I clicked on the ‘Program’ HOPING to see a Schedule of the Performances!
C’est la vie.

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Don’t bother going here for the Schedule. Try the Facebook account below.


Luckily I did find a Facebook account with the supposed program. So that was good. Why they can’t also have this on their Website is mystery. Must be a cultural thing in Laconia. 

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Click to access Facebook account. I assume it is semi-official.


Well unlike last year it is back in September. That is good — I think.

Tad early in my opinion, but what do I know.

It used to be the 2nd Saturday of September. I know — because the Highland Games used to be the 3rd Saturday.

But this year it is the first Saturday, albeit with September starting on a Monday.


Saad Hindal, The Impressive Iraqi Artist (In Concord, NH): YouTube Video & He Painted Evocative Concord Public Mural

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.P1040379

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Related posts:
>> More paintings by Saad Hindal —
>> Sep. 9, 2013.
>> I bought a painting & my favorite
>> booth, 
2013 — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.


This is all I can find. We will have to go and take some good pictures to showcase with great piece of public art that Saad did for FREE to say 'Thanks' to Concord.

This is all I can find. We will have to go and take some good pictures to showcase with great piece of public art that Saad did for FREE to say ‘Thanks’ to Concord.

We did not know till last night that Saad Hindal, who is amazingly talented and a very nice guy to boot, had painted that amazing, very evocative mural in Concord — at the gas station (now closed) right opposite Concord High School (where all of his kids attended).

If you want a mural painted by Saad for your home or business let me know. My contact is over here >>> You will not regret it. You will have a treasure on your hand.

Click to access 'Concord Insider' article.

Click to access ‘Concord Insider’ article.



Click to access must see YouTube video of Saad and his then 15 year old son Hassan's paintings. Hassan made this video.

Click to access must see YouTube video of Saad and his then 15 year old son Hassan’s paintings. Hassan made this video.

More Paintings By Saad Hindal — The Impressive Iraqi Artist Now Living In Concord, NH.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.P1040379

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Related posts:
>> I bought a painting & my favorite
>> booth, 
2013 — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.


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These paintings are INEXPENSIVE by local standards. Even I could afford one! If you are interested e-mail me. My e-mail is on the sidebar. Click to ENLARGE. This is a rather large canvas. The others are smaller.


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This was his latest. He had just finished it. He was eager for me to take a picture of it.


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A new impressionistic style that Mr. Hindal is experimenting with. This is the NH Lakes Region, ‘Laconia’, in early Fall.


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Mr. Saad Hindal.


On Thursday, September 5, on the way back from another doctor’s appointment in Bedford we stopped by Mr. Hindal’s house in Concord to pay for the picture we got on ‘take it … pay me when you have the money’ at the Laconia Multicultural Day in August.

He has a delightful residence full of color, murals on the wall and paintings everywhere. He and his family, per their background, were wonderful hosts. We all had a great time. So much so that we are going back. We didn’t have much time on Thursday. It was late and we had to get ready for our trip to Acadia.

As you can tell I am very impressed with Mr. Hindal’s work. The colors and forms really appeal to us all.

Yes, I plan to promote his work as much as I can. He has published a book. He gave Deanna an autographed copy. It is quite beautiful. I will try and get it made available to a wider audience.

IF you are interested in any of his work PLEASE contact me. My e-mail is on the sidebar. I will make it happen.

Our 2nd Favorite Booth At ‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2013 & Favorite Image.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.P1040379

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Related posts:
>> I bought a painting & my favorite booth,
>> 2013 — Aug. 4, 2013.

>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.
For all the posts related to 2012 ‘Laconia Multicultural Day’:
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Favorite booth in 2013 was:

Saad & Hassam Hindal

Art from Memory

Iraqi Artists now living in Concord, NH.


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Wiggly, very clever, very sensual wooden stuff from Erin Clapp, NH Woodcraft.


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Erin Clapp’s Etsy page. Click to access.


Fibonacci Letterpress, last year’s favorite was also there
with an even bigger press.
We got to chat for a few minutes. He had a steady stream of visitors.
That was good.
He appeared to be a big hit. I am glad.

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Favorite Image: Drummer with ‘Edwin Pabon y Su Orchestra‘.
His face was so expressive and he was so into it. This picture really doesn’t do him enough justice.

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