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Friday | Aug 10, 2012

Opera Omaha at the Maha Music Festival

The 2012 Maha Music Festival features a fantastic line up of national, regional, and local bands. This is the festival’s second year in the redeveloped area of Aksarben with the stages and performances happening in beautiful Stinson Park. Maha is run by volunteers and is a non-profit festival.

This non-profit status made the addition of a “community village” to the 2012 festival feel like a natural fit. The community village is an area dedicated to local non-profit organizations that present a broad picture of the culture of Omaha. The staff at Opera Omaha are THRILLED to be part of the festival and to have the opportunity to bring our programs and season to a new audience.

The official Maha blog article about the village is included below as is a link to the festival website. We’ll be there tomorrow. Will you join us?

Enjoy this video from The Mynabirds. This is just one of the marvelous bands playing at the 2012 Maha Music Festival. Don’t miss it!

Maha Music Festival website

An inside look at the Community Village

Maha is about integrating the best musicians our city has to offer with top musical talent from around the country. It’s about bringing people from our community and beyond together in the name of great music. It’s about being in Omaha and loving every second of it. In the plainest sense, Maha is about community.
There are some amazing things happening in our community – things we wanted to share with you. So, the idea of the Community Village was born.  The Community Village (or CV, as we affectionately call it) will showcase some of the key organizations and community groups dedicated to making the Omaha area even better.

We challenged these organizations to bring you opportunities to interact with their respective missions in fun and creative ways. You’ll learn about homelessness, poverty, sexual health, Nebraska’s vibrant music community and rockin’ women (and girls). You’ll engage in dialogue about religious and spiritual identity. You’ll have the opportunity to register to vote. You’ll get to flex your opera skills in the shower (fully clothed, of course). And you’ll even have the chance to make your own art.
Without further ado, we welcome the following community organizations to take part in this year’s Community Village:


  • Joslyn Art Museum
  • Heart Ministry Center
  • The Durham Museum and Omaha Girls Rock
  • Goodwill
  • Project Interfaith
  • The Kent Bellows Studio & Center for Visual Arts
  • Nebraska Appleseed
  • KRNU
  • Opera Omaha
  • Hear Nebraska
  • Omaha Jitterbugs
  • Planned Parenthood

The village will be open until dusk on August 11 at the back of Stinson Park, so please take some time to stop by and check it out. These organizations work hard to make Omaha an amazing place to live, work, learn, and more. This is your chance to interact with them in a totally new way.

If you have any questions about the Community Village, feel free to contact the committee at coordinator.communityvillage@gmail.com.

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