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Crockett's Pineywoods Fine Arts Association will host performers from Malaysia

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) -

Every year, the Pineywoods Fine ArtsAssociation looks at bringing some of the best acts they can get to theCrockett Area, and next year they will be working with a very special program.

At Wednesday's Crockett AreaChamber of Commerce luncheon, it was announced that they will be part of a fourcity tour that over the next year will be hosting performers from Malaysia.

The events will be in music, film, and performing arts, and they will be showcasingthe Muslim culture from the country.

In the Fall of 2014, the "Diplomats of Drum" will be coming to townfor a week. In the winter, the area will host filmmaker Pete Teo, famous forhis film "15Malaysia". In the spring of 2015, East Texans can enjoy the "WayangKuilt: The Shadow Play of Kelantan."

"This is a project aboutsharing culture not religion," tour manager Adam Perry said. "It's not aboutproselytizing or people coming into your town preaching about Islam. It's aboutpeople from Malaysia coming and singing their songs. It's about people comingfrom Malaysia and showing their films."

The program is being produced by Arts Midwest.

For more information on the upcoming tour, visit artsmidwest.org.

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