Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Streets of Your Town

Django in June is New England's premier occasion to celebrate, study and just plain enjoy the musical tradition launched en France some 75 years ago by guitarist Django Reinhardt, a tradition now known by many as "Gypsy jazz."

The streets of their town: Inspired by Spain’s famous "Running of the Bulls," Brattleboro’s annual Strolling of the Heifers Parade features scores of heifers ambling up the town’s historic Main Street, along with many, many farmers, future farmers, cows, bulls, horses, goats, poultry, floats, tractors, bands, clowns, and much more. When it’s over, the crowd follows the parade to the grounds of the Brattleboro Retreat and enjoys food, music, dancing and fun at the Dairy Festival.
Paradise Pond, artist unknown.

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