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Folk Arts Marketplace


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

Traditions Thursdays: A Yaqui Blessing: Xavier Flores in Conversation


(Preparing for the deer dance. TMY backstage. Shot with permission by Steven Meckler.) In this conversation learn about a ceremony with longstanding significance to Tucson Meet Yourself: a Yaqui ceremonial blessing. Since 1974, this blessing has been offered by members of the Pascua Yaqui at the close of TMY; the relationship of trust between the ... Read more

Culture Kitchen Fridays: Venezuelan Cooking in the Sonoran Desert


Barbara Eiswerth of Iskashiita Refugee Network and Maria Magliani, a recent asylee from Venezuela, demonstrate Crema de Auyama (cream of squash/pumpkin soup) and Venezuelan arepas. This soup recipe is simple and easy to adapt to other squash or vegetables found in local gardens. Arepas are an omnipresent part of the Venezuelan table and Maria shares ... Read more

Drive-in Concert with Gabriel Ayala & Yellow Bird Indian Dancers

Pascua Yaqui Tribe 1055 W. Grant Rd., Tucson, Arizona

Renowned Pascua Yaqui performer Gabriel Ayala closes the 2020 festival with an on-screen drive-in concert. Opening Act: Yellow Bird Indian Dancers   Two showings: 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm Pascua Yaqui Tribe, 1055 W. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ, 85705   Directions: Grant and Flowing Wells. From Grant Rd. Turn south on to Flowing Wells at ... Read more

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