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    Posted June 9, 2014 by
    Nunda, New York

    Nunda Music Recovery - Music Festival June 14, 2014

    The Nunda Music Recovery Music Festival in Nunda, New York, is a music festival being organized by the Nunda community to celebrate the triumph of music and musical development. Recent adverse events to reach regional and national headlines when a Nunda, Keshequa music teacher Danielle Conner-Willowglade was arrested and accused of stealing up to 50 student instruments to support an extreme heroin addiction profoundly effected our engaged, and tightly-knit rural American community. These events not only reflect a national rise in heroin abuse (as exhibited with the recent heroin overdose and death of Philip Seymour Hoffman) they subsequently mirror a long-standing national current of drug abuse that plagues not only traditional musical communities, but many other classic life, and creative developmental narratives, and processes. The Nunda Music Recovery Festival represents a community’s intent to identify these relevant vulnerabilities and progress through the adversities by elevating awareness, and by celebrating the inspiration and triumph of music, and community.

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    "I do understand the less boundaries an artist enforces on themselves, or their life process (the more they say "Yes", rather than "No") the more possibilities exist for unique discoveries and experiences. When pursued in productive ways, these unique pursuits usually become road maps and provide effective perspectives for enlightenment; not only for the artist, but as archive and artifact they become road maps for the human condition.

    There seems paths available to pursue our own unique autonomy in the human condition. These paths are relevant because they're authored by us and subscribed by us each as individuals. It seems most artists generally are under stimulated by the generally traditional perimeters of mass governance, or religion. And, both of these constructs lay the perimeters for most of our human landscape.

    It seems unconstrained artistic inquiry is hard work. To get good at it artists have to spend a lot of time understanding the light...and the dark. We search to learn and to thrive equally in both places. Unfortunately addictive chemical substances usually ambush the process.

    Music at an early age suggest to young souls that every guttural sound and yearning has relevance, and ultimately has the potential to guide us through life towards some harmony, and effect.

    So, in Nunda a bunch of us will get on stage and make some noise for a while on June 14 - and we hope some folks will come out and make some noise with us."

    Michael Andazola
    Founder, Nunda Music Recovery - Music Festival

    The town of Nunda, Nunda’s Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs, the Keshequa Central School District, and CASA - Livingston County’s Council of Alcohol and Substance Abuse will be having an all-day Music Festival at Keshequa’s Central High School on Saturday, June 14, 11am - 5pm. Six regional and national musicians and bands will take center stage to perform great Blues, Country, Classic and Modern Rock. The festival will also include intermittent performances by The Keshequa Music Department, and will also include an ensemble of the Keshequa Music Alumni. A few professional musicians who have since graduated through the Keshequa Music Department will also perform.

    Bring your family, friends, and a picnic blanket to enjoy a day of really great music, food, drug abuse awareness, and some fun for the kids too. The Festival will also coincide with Nunda’s Annual “Donald Hooker’s Cruise In To Nunda Spring-time Car Show” which will showcase 100's of vintage, classic show, race cars, and hot rods. A $5 donation per person will allow all-day, in-and-out access to the Music Festival stage and picnic area. Parking and admission to the car show is free - although a $2 donation per person will be welcome.

    All proceeds from this non-profit event will benefit the Keshequa High School Music Department Instrument Recovery Fund, and CASA - Livingston County’s Council of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.
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