Saturday, May 23, 2015

Hallelujah Chorus with flash cards in Quinhagak, Alaska

Quinhagak is a Native (Yup'ik) village on Kuskokwim Bay of the Bering Sea in western Alaska.

Hallelujah Chorus - Quinhagak, Alaska. Hallelujah Chorus - Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat 5th Grade - Quinhagak, Alaska

According to Wikipedia, Quinhagak is a major archaeological site for the study of Yup'ik culture, with artifacts dating back to 1350 AD. Today it "hosts a commercial fishing industry and cannery" that attracts seasonal workers in the summer. Wikipedia adds:

Most Quinhagak households practice subsistence hunting and gathering in addition to any wage work they are able to find, utilizing the village's excellent location for salmon and trout fishing, bird, caribou, and moose hunting, and berry picking. Much of the work available is government-funded (through the Lower Kuskokwim School District, which runs the local school, or through the Native Village of Kwinhagak) or seasonal (commercial fishing and/or canning).

It's a long way to the lower Kuskokwim from Fishamble Street in Dublin, but think Georg Frideric Handel would be proud of what these kids, and their elders, have done with his music.

No comments: