11th Annual ECHO Performing Arts Festival

Included with museum admission

Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 12pm - 4pm

Location: Atrium

11th Annual ECHO Performing Arts Festival

Celebrate — Song, Dance & Story! takes you on a journey down life’s paths, from childhood to love and marriage and beyond. Traditional and innovative stories, songs and dances explore Native community values including respect for ancestral ways or the dangers of jealousy and vanity.

Performers include Annawon Weeden representing PEM, Stephen Blanchett representing the Alaska Native Heritage Center, Tony Bryant representing the North Slope Borough, Alaska, Casey Bigpond representing the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and Anni Lokomaika`i Lipscomb representing the Bishop Museum, Hawai`i

Now in its 11th year, the Performing Arts Festival features Native and immigrant cultural performing artists from the ECHO partner regions of Alaska, Hawai`i, Mississippi and Massachusetts.


Noon–2:30 pm | Galleries

Individual artist performances


Noon–3 pm | Atrium

Drop-in art activity


Members of the Wampanoag community sing many songs accompanied by rattles. Some of the most intriguing forms are made from turtle shells or carapaces. Create your own turtle rattle to take home.


3–4 pm | Atrium

Mainstage performance

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