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Well-Known and Loved Music and Stories Recorded Live at Firehouse

Three free performances by local violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim

Bellingham, WA, July 15, 2012 --( After decades of performing at hundreds of events in Bellingham as well as around the country, local violinist and storyteller Swil Kanim and his media crew will digitally record his stories and songs before a live audience during three free but ticketed performances. The events will take place on July 20, July 27, and August 3, 2012, at 7:00pm at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center in Bellingham. The resulting recordings will be published on a CD entitled "You, Me and the Tree". Tickets can be obtained through Brown Paper Tickets.

"Some of the stories on the CD may seem familiar to people who have seen me perform. However, I will present them from a new perspective. I feel deeply honored to be the recipient of a grant from First Nations Composer Initiative, which provides us with the resources to professionally produce this album," says Swil Kanim.

Swil Kanim, a member of the Lummi Tribe, overcame the effects of trauma and depression by using music and art to express himself honorably. He reaches multi-cultural and multi-generational audiences with his message that through honorable self-expression, the wounds of today's society can be healed.

"Our message of hope and healing is sorely needed by many individuals and communities. We want people to benefit from Swil Kanim's songs and stories not only by attending local events but also by listening to high-quality recordings," says Dr. James, Executive Director of HonorWorks.

The CD, planned for release by September 1, 2012, will be a source of funds to further the mission of HonorWorks. Dr. Joseph Garcia, Development Director of HonorWorks adds: "We have plans to reach a wider audience in the upcoming year, and revenue from the CD will supplement the grants and private donations we receive to help us do our work."

Because seating at the Firehouse Performing Arts Center is limited, HonorWorks will reserve tickets for members of the press who wish to attend one of these events. Please contact Dr. James for details.

About HonorWorks
The Swil Kanim Foundation recently changed its name to HonorWorks to reflect more closely the organization's work.

HonorWorks is a 501c3 nonprofit corporation whose mission is to create and ignite the potential for honor among all people by encouraging audiences to express themselves through music and fine arts. Executive Director Frank James MD can be contacted via email at or via phone at 360-201-2505.
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