Amerind in Tucson presents Concert for Healing featuring Gabriel Ayala and the Ayala 5Tet

Gabriel Ayala playing a broken guitar

Gabriel Ayala playing a broken guitar

Amerind in Tucson presents

Concert for Healing


Gabriel Ayala and the Ayala 5Tet

In partnership with Fox Tucson Theatre

March 12, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm

Individual Tickets: $30

Gabriel Ayala, composer and classical guitarist, and his quintet will perform music across several genres including classical, jazz, and Gabriel’s signature “jazzmenco.” The concert will be an exclusive opportunity to enjoy Gabriel’s newest healing works composed during the pandemic quarantine.

About the Artist: A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, ASU Kerr Cultural Center, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Not only is Gabriel nationally recognized, he was the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire, and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela. Gabriel has been breaking stereotypes amongst Native and Non-Native people by performing classical, jazz, flamenco, and new compositions of his own. Gabriel was nominated and performed in the Indian Summer Music Awards, Native American Music Awards, Aboriginal People Choice Awards, and the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. He led the Native American Music Awards (NAMMY’s) with the most nominations, and received Best Instrumental CD for “Tango!” Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy: “Honor your elders, love your children, and respect your women.”

Tickets on sale now: Fox Tucson Theatre Box Office (520) 547-3040 or visit

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