First you hear the beat of the drum. Then the voices of the Quabbin Lake Singers all join in chorus. They sing in a language you probably have not heard before. It is a Native American language called Nipmuc.
The Quabbin Lake Singers are members of the Mann family. The group is made up of three brothers and their parents. They are Native Americans from the Historical Nipmuc tribe in Massachusetts.
Weekly Reader saw the family perform this summer at a powwow in Connecticut. A powwow is a Native American celebration.
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