Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hiawatha: America's first superhero

"Hiawatha himself was America's first superhero."
~ Michael Maglaras, 217 Records






Sunday, April 18 at 4:00pm don't miss Michael Maglaras's dramatic reading of excerpts from The Song of Hiawatha at Longfellow's Wayside Inn in Sudbury, Massachusetts. He will perform three chapters from this epic poem:
~ Hiawatha’s Childhood
~ Hiawatha’s Fishing
~ Picture Writing

This hour-long reading will be performed with a full score of sound effects.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Longfellow's birth, 217 Records released a special 5-CD boxed set of this epic poem.

Michael Maglaras, founder of 217 Records, recorded this masterpiece in its entirety in Longfellow's hometown of Portland, Maine. Accompanied by a soundtrack of more than 1,000 pieces of Native American music and sound effects, Maglaras brings the story of Hiawatha -- more than 6,500 lines -- to life for a modern audience.

Purchase the limited edition 5-CD boxed set at this link.