Workshop, concert in Blanding this week

As part of a multi-stop tour, Bureau of Land Management Artist in Residence Native American jazz trumpeter Delbert Anderson and his group D’DAT will visit Blanding to teach a music workshop and perform in concert to celebrate America’s public lands.
Anderson is the BLM Artist in Residence and is on a multi-state tour.
On the second stop of his Painted Mountains Tour, Anderson and D’DAT will hold a musical workshop at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, 660 W 400 N, in Blanding. It begins at 10 a.m. on June 17. Anderson will work directly with students of all ages developing a basic musical framework.
The following night, June 18, Anderson and D’DAT will hold a free concert at 7 p.m. at San Juan High School in Blanding to perform the compositions, as well as other pieces from the ensemble’s collection.
Anderson takes inspiration from original Navajo spinning songs to produce a completely different sound that combines Native American rhythms and melodies with jazz, funk, and hip-hop.
To register for the workshop and concert, contact Rachel Wootton at or 385-235-4364. The tour observes and enforces all current local Covid-19 restrictions.
The Painted Mountains tour is the first time the BLM has sponsored a multi-city musical tour as part of the Artist in Residence program. For more information on the tour, visit the BLM Artist in Residence page.
The tour and residency closely align with Interior’s priority to strengthen the Government-to-Government relationship with sovereign Tribal Nations.
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