Preservation Hall Foundation Will Induct Three Senior Artists into its Legacy Program
Musicians have made significant cultural impact in the Greater New Orleans Area
NEW ORLEANS - The Preservation Hall Foundation will induct Lars Edegran, Orange Kellin and Lester Caliste as Master Practitioners into the Legacy Program at the second annual Legacy Program awards ceremony.
The awards ceremony will take on Wednesday, September 5 at Three Keys in The Ace Hotel, 600 Carondelet St., New Orleans, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public with the ceremony beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Launched in 2015, the Legacy Program has given over $150,000 in direct financial stipends to elder musicians and provides support for emergency health care, dental needs, parking, yard maintenance and bereavement services.
“The Preservation Hall Foundation is honored to provide these dignified awards to members of the cultural community,” said Ashley Shabankareh, director of programs. “Lars, Orange and Lester have impacted New Orleans music and have fostered this art form in meaningful ways for generations to come.”
Launched in 2011, the Preservation Hall Foundation protects, preserves, and perpetuates the musical traditions and heritage of New Orleans. Through music education, outreach, historical archiving, and support for our musical collective, the Preservation Hall Foundation strives to create greater awareness and appreciation for Traditional New Orleans Jazz and the communities that support it. For more information, please contact James Lambert, interim communications manager, at email@example.com or at 504-256-0925. You can also contact Ashley Shabankareh, director of programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 504-309-2123, or visit www.preshallfoundation.org.