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'Culture Shock' music fest set for August 25
16 August 2005
by Jason Pretty Boy

      This year it's a little bigger and a little better - more entertainers; more diversity; more support from the community; and it's gonna last longer.

      The second coming of "Culture Shock," a music and entertainment festival, is set for Thursday afternoon and evening, August 25, on the campus of United Tribes Technical College.

      The event debuted last year as an alcohol and drug free social and cultural mixer for area college students. It takes place on a stage near the powwow circle in the center of campus. There is no entrance fee.

      The purpose is to display diverse entertainment talent, found mostly in the community. The mix of artists promises to blur the lines between traditional and modern world views and shake the boundaries between cultures and age groups.

Culture Shock line-up:

2 p.m. - Bobbi Rae Sage - Gospel and country singer from Mandaree, ND, the reigning Miss Indian Nations and a UTTC student

2:45 p.m. - Red Flesh - Cody American Horse, a rap performer from Standing Rock

3:30 p.m. - Annie Humphrey - Nammy award winning singer-songwriter from Minnesota who records with Makoche Recording Company, Bismarck

4:45 p.m. - Misfit Toys - Rock band from Mandan with lead singer Darla Sage from Fort Berthold

6 p.m. - Memoree Eagle - Vocalist from Fort Yates who sings a mix of R/B and modern melodies
            - Maniac the Siouxpernatural - Troy Eagle Chasing, a skillful rap musician and self-taught beat maker from Eagle Butte, SD, whose recording work is perhaps some of the best hip-hop to come out of South Dakota

7:30 p.m. - V-Dubs - A proto-punk/funk band from Bismarck formerly known as the Funky Arabs, led by Kameron Ali and Ben Suchy

9 p.m. - Gypsy Foot - A seven piece jam group from Bismarck that combines elements of jazz, funk, Latin, blues, rock and reggae in its musical mission to "unite people from all walks of life through musical diversity"


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