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Folk Ensemble

50th Anniversary Celebration
By Dick Oakes



The AMAN Folk Ensemble's 50th Anniversary Celebration was held on October 10 to 13, 2013 at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Palm Springs, California.

AMAN 50th Anniversary Celebration

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
Palm Springs, California

  AMAN 50th Anniversary Celebration

Marriott Renaissance Hotel
Palm Springs, California


Thursday, October 10th AMAN 50 Badge

3:30 p.m. Registration and schmoozing
8:30 p.m. Welcome Kafana social mixer

Friday, October 11th

8:00 a.m. Master Class: Stretch and Alignment – Linda DeNike
9:00 a.m. African Tribute to Phil Harland – Dance and drumming Sohu jam
11:00 a.m. Ladarke Tribute – Singing and band
12:30 p.m. No-host grill and salad bar with Tamburitza serenade
2:00 p.m. AMAN through the Decades 1 – Panel discussion
2:00 p.m. Swing Tribute
3:30 p.m. AMAN through the Decades 2 – Panel discussion
3:30 p.m. Podravina wedding dance review
6:00 p.m. Happy hour – No-host bar
6:00 p.m. Silent Auction opens
7:00 p.m. Mexican buffet dinner
7:45 p.m. AMAN Songbook Singalong
8:30 p.m. Evening Dance Party – Live music and surprises
10:30 p.m. Late night Kafana

Saturday, October 12th

9:00 a.m. Master Class: Pilates – Robyn Friend
9:00 a.m. Master Class: Zumba Gold Workshop – Nina Edelstein
10:00 a.m. Appalachian Tribute – Big circle dance and music jam
11:00 a.m. Zangbozi and Egyptian Tribute
11:00 a.m. AMAN and the Early Balkan Music Scene – Panel discussion
12:30 p.m. Lunch and free time
5:00 p.m. Commemorative photos and silent auction
5:30 p.m. Happy hour and 50th anniversary portraits
6:30 p.m. AMAN Gala 50th Anniversary Banquet and Awards Dinner
8:30 p.m. Ladarke Sing and Play along and after Ladarke, Silent Auction closes
9:00 p.m. Evening dance party – Live music
10:00 p.m. Late night Kafana

Sunday, October 13th

12:00 p.m. Hotel checkout