200 Stories for Missouri’s Bicentennial, JULY 2021
200 Stories, July 2021
In Missouri’s bicentennial year, Missouri Folk Arts will share 200 stories over the course of 52 weeks in 2021 about folk and traditional arts in the Show Me State.
We kicked off July with Story 97 and wrapped up with Story 110.
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Cesar Palacios, TAAP master artist: 2003
Cesar Palacios grew up in Calama, Chile and first learned to play music on the guitar; later, he mastered two traditional Andean instruments: the charango (a small stringed instrument) and the zampoña (a flute made of cane pipes). As an adult, Palacios toured extensively including with a musical group called SIKUS, that played at the Missouri State Fair in the late 1990s/early 2000s. During those events, Palacios told us he fell in love with the Midwest and Sedalia.
There, he was actively involved with Amigos de Cristo Iglesia Luterana, an outreach project of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Sedalia. Via the project, Palacios taught music lessons to local Hispanic and Latino children who attended after school programs. In 2003, Mr. Palacios taught his apprentice Nestor Montenegro to play the charango in the traditional Andean style the master artist learned as a child.
In the 2013 YouTube video linked here, Palacios plays “La Magia del Charango.”
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Juan Tórrez, TAAP master artist: 1994, 1995
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Wes Brown, TAAP master artist: 1989
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Quilt Index citation: “Benberry, Cuesta; Ammen, Annette; Mueller, Loi. Afro-American Women and Quilts. 1979. From Michigan State University Museum, Michigan Quilt Project; Michigan State University Museum Collection; Quilts and Human Rights. Published in The Quilt Index, https://quiltindex.org/view/?type=fullrec&kid=12-8-5240. Accessed: 07/14/21“
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Photo by Rita A. Reed for Work is Art and Art is Work exhibition