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The Wailing Marching Band

Friday, December 2, 2011, 7 - 8pm

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Lena Takamori and Jasmine Stein present:

Kenny Wollesen with his band the HIMALAYAS
and friends as...

The Wailing Marching Band

Performance in the Foundation Building Colonnade
Friday, December 2nd, 7:00pm
7 East 7th Street, New York

Prepare for cryin', wailin', howlin', pantin', laughin', vibratin'.

Pity the young wingless fly
trapped with walls on four sides.
As he paced to and fro
little did he know
above him hung the infinite sky.

He paced like a lion in a cage
until he bubbled with rage.
He could not get out
that's when I heard the shout




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