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

featuring

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 https://bit.ly/AmerindTucson031222

Fox Tucson Theatre follows COVID-19 safety protocols.

Amerind Free Online Lecture – Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: A Common Thread Through Tradition and Change with Chad S. Hamill, PhD

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Amerind Free Online Program Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: A Common Thread Through Tradition and Change with Chad S. Hamill, PhD

 

Amerind Free Online Lecture

Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau: A Common Thread Through Tradition and Change with Chad S. Hamill, PhD

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 11:00 am – Arizona Time

For centuries, tribes in the Interior Northwest US have utilized song as a catalyst for spiritual power, a means to heal, and as the tie that binds the community together. This talk will discuss the use of song from the pre-contact era through to the present, discussing the ways in which songs continued to act as conduits for spiritual power, even as Indian 19th century Catholic hymns began to dominate the musical landscape.

Chad S. Hamill received his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado in 2008. His scholarship is focused on song traditions of the Interior Northwest, including those carried by his Spokane ancestors. In addition to his book, Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau, he has produced numerous articles centered on Columbia Plateau songs and ceremony, exploring topics ranging from sovereignty to Indigenous ecological knowledge. Prior to his position as Vice President for Native American Initiatives, Hamill served as Chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at Northern Arizona University and as Chair of the Indigenous Music Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Currently, he sits on the Advisory Council of the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and is a 2020-2021 Fellow for Indigenous Arts and Expression at California Institute of the Arts.

This online program is free, but space is limited. To register visit: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline022622

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest: Free Online Performance by Gabriel Ayala

Gabriel Ayala playing a broken guitar

 

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest Free Online Performance

Featuring the Music of Gabriel Ayala

Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11:30 am – Arizona Time

 

Guitarist Gabriel Ayala (Yoeme) is an accomplished classical musician. He is positioned at the forefront of a new generation of Native American musicians, breaking all Native and non-Native stereotypes with his trailblazing assortment of music genres and accolades. Gabriel performs regularly throughout the United States and internationally. He was a featured artist at President Barack Obamaʼs Inaugural Ball and played for Pope Benedict XVI at the canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha in Rome, Italy. Gabriel has received numerous music awards, including the Native American Music Awards “Artist of the Year.”

Watch the program live on Amerind’s Facebook page or register to watch on Zoom.

This project is supported in part by the Arizona Commission on the Arts which receives support from the State of Arizona and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest: Free Online Performance by Mary Redhouse

 

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest Free Online Performance

Featuring the Music of Mary Redhouse

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 11:30 am – Arizona Time

 

Mary Redhouse member of the Diné (Navajo) tribe, plays Native American flute and is also a versatile, improvisational, free jazz vocalist and electric bassist. Her vocal style incorporates bird and animal calls, multi-octave scat lines, blended with Native American intertribal chants. Mary is a 2005 Grammy Nominee and Native American Music Awardee for her work on R. Carlos Nakai Quartet’s album, People of Peace. In April 2017 she and each of her five Redhouse siblings received a Jazz Heroes Award from the Jazz Journalist Association.

 

Watch the performance live on Amerind’s Facebook page or register to watch on Zoom.

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest: Free Online Performance by Sihasin

 

Amerind Virtual Autumn Fest Free Online Performance

Featuring the Music of Sihasin

Saturday, October 17, 2020, 10:00 am – Arizona Time

For three decades, brother and sister Jeneda and Clayson Benally (Diné) have been recording and touring bringing their empowering organic conscious-raising charged music to communities throughout Europe and North America. With their musical project Sihasin, the multi award-winning musicians from the Navajo Nation create an explosive duo of just bass, drums and vocals with a traditional Navajo backbone bridging folk, rock, world, pop and a little punk. Jeneda and Clayson grew up protesting the environmental degradation and inhumane acts of cultural genocide against their traditional way of life. Sihasin’s music reflects hope for equality, healthy and respectful communities, as well as social and environmental justice. Jeneda and Clayson leave their audiences with an exhilarating feeling of hope and respect and cultural appreciation.

Watch the performance live on Amerind’s Facebook page or register to watch on Zoom.

Free Online Performance via Zoom and Facebook Live: Flute and Storytelling Performance with Randy Kemp

Free Online Performance via Zoom and Facebook Live:

Flute and Storytelling Performance with Randy Kemp

Saturday, August 22, 2020, 11:00 am, Arizona time

Join us as we welcome Randy Kemp for an online performance on Zoom and Facebook Live. Kemp is a Native American artist and musician. A tribal member of the Choctaw/Muscogee-Creek and Euchee nations of Oklahoma, he is a storyteller and flute player, sharing contemporary stories of Native American life, themes, and views.

To watch from Zoom, register at: https://bit.ly/AmerindOnline082220

Amerind Member’s Tea

Amerind Member’s only Spring Tea Online

Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:00 pm – Arizona Time

$35.00 per person

Amerind members and their guests are invited to enjoy a unique and exciting online gathering that will include entertainment provided by nationally acclaimed artist & Tucson’s Official Troubadour – Ted Ramirez. During this event you and your special guests will have your own private virtual table.

Beginning at 1:00 pm, you and your guests will be able to visit at your private virtual table. Then everyone will come together to enjoy the music and storytelling of Ted Ramirez. Ted will share music that he has specially selected for our Amerind members. He will take your questions live about his songs and inspirations.

Every guest will receive a High Tea Kit that includes:
*A recipe for blueberry, lemon zest scones & the dry ingredients to prepare them
*A recipe for a classic high-tea cucumber sandwich
*A selection of the best teas
*Plus – a 20% off Amerind Store coupon good for 9 days online or in person

Ted Ramirez, born and raised in Tucson, is a folksinger, storyteller and songwriter, performing authentic folk songs from Mexico and the American Southwest. He is a solo performer and the founder of the celebrated Santa Cruz River Band. He created and hosted the very popular statewide folk music radio program entitled the “Sounds of Arizona.” The program aired for ten years on KSAZ 580AM. Ted is Tucson’s Official Troubadour and Tubac Presidio Park’s Artist-in-Residence. His website is tedramirez.com.

To reserve your spot, please call Linda Searle, Membership Manager at 520-586-3666 x217. Tickets are $35.00 per person. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot early. To guarantee that your “High Tea Kit” will arrive on time, please make your reservations by February 19, 2021. If you would like to purchase a CD of Ted Ramirez’s music for $15.00, please let Linda know when you make your reservation. Linda will need your email address and your mailing address to ensure that you receive your link to the event and your own “High Tea Kit.”