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MHV welcomes celebrated Canadian composer

Paraguay Primeval

Carol Ann Weaver CD “Paraguay Primeval”.

Mennonite Heritage Village in Steinbach is proud to present Carol Ann Weaver and Rebecca Campbell in a southern Manitoba concert tour showcasing their latest CD release “Paraguay Primeval”.

“Paraguay Primeval stems from a trip to Paraguay and to the Chaco. This music by Carol Ann Weaver is based on texts by Rudy Wiebe (Blue Mountains of China), Dora Dueck (Under the Still Standing Sun), and translated works of Henry and Esther Regehr (Schoenbrunn Chronicles), telling stories about the Paraguayan Chaco Mennonite colony experiences.

The texts are described by translator Esther Regehr as “raw, unfiltered, and straight from the ‘horse’s mouth’, coming right from these people’s own lives.”

The music is very revealing of the real-life experiences of these ruggedly determined Russian Mennonite people. The music expresses pain and hardship – extreme heat, drought, catastrophe, and death but there is also humor, beauty, joy and celebration in this new ‘promised land’.”

The Concert will be held in the MHV Auditorium on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 7:30pm. Admission is $10 per person. Children 12 and under are free.

For more information regarding this event, please call Natashia Lapeire at 204-326-9661 or email

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