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Wayne Newell (The Kennedy Center)

Wayne Newell

Wayne Newell was born at Sipayik (Pleasant Point) Reservation in eastern Maine. Wayne is a storyteller, and a singer of Passamaquoddy and other Native music.  He speaks the Passamaquoddy language fluently, and utilizes English as his second language.  Educated at the local schools, he eventually went on to earn his Masters degree in the field of education from Harvard University.  Wayne’s first love is the preservation of the Passamaquoddy language.

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Wayne Newell and Blanche Sockabasin 9/16/09: Wayne Newell and Blanche Sockabasin

The duo plays traditional music from Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

Wayne Newell and Blanche Sockabasin

The duo plays traditional music from Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe. Part of the Homegrown: The Music of America concert series, presented by The Library of Congress American Folklife Center.

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