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YHC’s Annual Sellers Lecture to Feature Argentinean Flutist Eduardo Tami

Monday, September 26, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Krystin Dean
(706) 379-5310, kndean@yhc.edu

Young Harris College’s Annual Sellers Lecture to Feature
Argentinean Flutist Eduardo Tami

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The annual Sellers Lecture at Young Harris College will feature classically trained flutist Eduardo Tami on Thursday, Sept. 29, in Glenn Auditorium of the Clegg Fine Arts Building on the YHC campus. Tami will present a basic tango dance lesson at 10:30 a.m. along with a special performance titled “Alma de Tango/Soul of Tango” at 7 p.m. Presented by the Division of Humanities, both events are free and open to the public.

Tami will bring Argentinean culture to the Young Harris College campus through music, dance and interactions with the community. As part of the event, Tami will also present tango history lessons for YHC students, faculty and staff on Friday, Sept. 30.

Since 2002, Tami has taken tango all over the world, traveling with the Eduardo Tami Trio and a dancing duo. Each year, he organized tours in the United States to share his art and culture at the campuses he visits. During the last 10 years, he has visited more than 40 colleges and universities and traveled to many countries across the globe including Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, and Indonesia.

Along with Tami, the Eduardo Tami Trio features Sebastian Henriquez, a Patagonian guitar player who accompanies some of the most prominent pop music performers in Argentina, and Leando Marquesano, a pianist and tango, folklore and jazz expert. The Trio is accompanied by dancers Antonio Saganias and Claudia Marciano, who have danced and taught tango across the globe.

The Sellers Lecture Series was established to honor Bettie M. Sellers, professor emeritus at Young Harris College and noted Georgia poet. Sellers taught English and served as chair of the Division of Humanities at Young Harris College. After 32 years of service, she retired in 1997. She was named Author of the Year in 1979 by the Dixie Council of Authors and Journalists, and she received the Governor’s Award in the Humanities in 1987. In 1992, she was named Poet of the Year by the American Pen Women. In 1997, she was named Poet Laureate of Georgia by then-governor and YHC alumnus Zell Miller, ’51, a position she held for three years. She received a lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2004.

For more information about the event, call (706) 379-5323.

About Young Harris College
2011 marks the 125th anniversary for Young Harris College, a private, baccalaureate degree-granting college located in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through the highest quality liberal arts education. Long known for nurturing students during the first two years of college, Young Harris College received accreditation in 2008 to grant bachelor’s degrees. The College currently has approximately 900 students across four divisions—Fine Arts, Humanities, Mathematics and Science, and Social and Behavioral Sciences—and plans to increase enrollment to 1,200 over the next few years. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga., is currently undergoing major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth, including recent completion of a 200-bed, LEED Silver-certified residence hall, Georgia’s first higher education facility north of Atlanta to achieve this certification, a 57,000-square-foot, LEED-certified recreation center, the second higher educational recreation facility in Georgia to achieve this certification, and a 148-bed, apartment-style residential village. Earlier this year, the College was granted candidacy for NCAA Division II athletics. For more information, visit www.yhc.edu.

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