Jazz Guild of Tucson

The Jazz Guild of Tucson is an organization of musicians and fans of America’s art form that produces concerts, festivals, clinics, jam sessions and new venues. Our performances support Pay it Forward Tucson, which helps homeless veterans and low income families in southern arizona. We use our art to help others less fortunate and promote … Read more

H.B.C.U. College Tour Group – F13

We are alumni from Historically Black Colleges and Universities living in Tucson. For over last 25 years BBQs have been a special part of our family reunions, bring together the three F’s: Fun, Food, & Family. We now bring them to TMY.

Barbea Williams Performing Company

Barbea Williams Performing Company (BWPC) is Arizona’s primeire African-centered Dance and Drum Ensemble, directed by Barbea Williams, a recipient of the Southwest Folklife Alliance Master-Apprentice Artist Award. The company’s emphasis is on Afrikan and Afrikan Latino dance, choreography, choreo-poetry, cultural folklore, story dance, using dance to educate and bring attention to current events and social … Read more

SHE PHI Step Team

She Phi was founded in the Spring of 2018 as the first elementary stepping group in Tucson. Paublo Pugh, a former member of Alabama Southern’s Step Group started the club in order to promote teamwork, leadership and self-esteem among the girls at Holladay Fine Arts Elementary School in Southside, Tucson. The movements originated in African communities … Read more

Culture Kitchen Fridays: African Heritage Foodways in Southern Arizona

Dr. Michael Engs, of Arizona Heritage Tours, brings to the kitchen the lesser-known contributions of African-descent people who first reached the Southwest in 1538 through events related to Spanish exploration, conquest, and settlement. Some came involuntarily as enslaved people, others as free adventurers and entrepreneurs. A second wave came by way of the western expansion … Read more

Traditions Tuesdays: Traditional Knowledge & Storytelling for Movement Building & Policy Change

Conversants: SELINA MORALES, Folklorist; ROD AMBROSE, Storyteller; BARBEA WILLIAMS, Theater/Dance Artist Storytelling as manifestation of change in African and African American communities is an ancient and powerful community practice. Listen and learn from a conversation between folklorist Selina Morales and SFA Master Artist; community leader, movement builder and storyteller, Rod Ambrose; and dance/theater artists Barbea … Read more

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