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Martha Samuel, right, of Sprin...

Martha Samuel, right, of Springdale ...

By Marc Henning

Martha Samuel, right, of Springdale performs the song “Totor Iumin Mejatoto,” meaning “living excitingly in the atmosphere today,” along with members of the First Marshallese Full Gospel Church Choir during a kickoff event for NorthWest Arkansas Community College’s themed semester on The Marshall Islands in Bentonville. Jessica A. Schwartz of Columbia University presented a lecture entitled “Radiation Sounds: Marshallese Music and Nuclear Silences” at the event. The next event in the themed semester will be Bikini Atoll Commemoration Day on Feb. 28 at the college.

Posted: January 27, 2013

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