A pilot online marketplace featuring the work of 8 TMY traditional artists opens to the public. Since 1974, folk artists have demonstrated their work at TMY. From basket weavers to calligraphers, pyzancky egg makers to paper cutters, these artists turn ordinary materials into meaningful utilitarian or decorative art. This year, select folk artists offer works ... Read more
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A glimpse into just a few of the traditional foods in the Tucson basin, as Tanisha Tucker, Traci Faith Hamilton, and Maria Francisco discuss the harvest and/or preparation of three Tohono O'odham foods, tepary beans, ciolim (cholla buds), and yeast Bread. The family continues a tradition of saguaro fruit harvest and syrup production and also ... Read more
The Sound of Thunder was established in 2007 to represent Tucson's Korean community and its culture through the study and performance of classical Korean dance and drumming. The group has performed in TMY since its inception and has also appeared in Phoenix and Sierra Vista. You can view this event live on the TMY homepage ... Read more
Video projections of traditional dancers and manual artists doing what they do best: moving and making. The precise and sinuous movements of Japanese traditional dancers, the athletic leaps and twirls of Polish folk dancing, the steady delicate hand of a Henna artist, and more writ-large on public walls around Tucson. Find a list of projected ... Read more
General Tchefary was transplanted to the desert Southwest from Abidjan, Ivory Coast, West Africa. A recording artist and performer since 1998, he performs reggae music rooted in African traditions, spreading a message that traverses International borders and all aspects of humanity. He sings in five languages mixing his own traditional African melodies and Jamaican reggae ... Read more