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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Podcast: Venezuelan Harpist Angel Tolosa at the Shepherdstown Train Station

Venezuelan Harpist Angel Tolosa is a world-class performer and teacher of the traditional arpa llanera.. He appeared at the Shepherdstown Train Station on September 17, 2017. The event was sponsored by Shepherdstown Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Dr. John Lozier, a retired sociologist and now harp evangelist, "a harper for harmony", hosted and introduced Angel. Dr Lozier began building small harps from scratchin the early 1990's. He was inspired by Front Royal harpmaker John Kovac. He was drawn to the harp while in the Peace Corp in Columbia. He felt a calling to peacemaking in strife torn places and in 1994 took six extra harps, in kit form, on a postwar reconstruction mission to El Salvador. Since then he has traveled to Haiti, Russia, Mexico and Guatemala introducing the harp where it was unkonwn.

His mission: to promote harmony and community, locally and globally, through harp music. This recording was made in two parts and includes excerpts from several selections.

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