Included with museum admission
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 12pm - 4pm
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