14th Annual Sarasota Native American Art & Music Festival
February 12, 2021 - February 14, 2021
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Come join us and experience the culture and artistry of the Native American people at the 14th
Annual Sarasota Native American Art & Music Festival February 12, 13, 14th at the Sarasota Fairgrounds.
We invite you to discover and purchase authentic, handmade, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work from our Native American Artisans. By supporting local artists, we support the culture and future for the next generation. Enjoy traditional dancing, singing, drumming, story telling and Native American food while experiencing our circle of Native American artists, educators and musicians.
We welcome back “The Red Boyz” as our host drum this year, a family of multi-generational traditional Native American educators and championship dancers sharing their culture with us for the weekend.
The drum songs and various catagories of dance have social, emotional, and spiritual meanings that have been part of their ancient Indigenous culture for many generations. Passionately sharing these dances all their lives, they now pass down from their ancestors this legacy so we can learn and experience the way of the Native Indigenous peoples.
Harold Little Bird will bring traditional drumming/chanting, and story telling. He is from Laguna and Kewa Pueblos in New Mexico and now resides in Florida. Harold has been making his award winning pottery for over forty five years. His work is entirely hand built using slab construction and added adaptions of traditional coil building. Harold’s work is nationally recognized in many private collections and numerous museums throughout the country, including the prestigious Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.
Joelle Clark from the Lakota nation will be story telling and educating about the Whisper n Thunder E-Rez emergency assistance program to raise funds for impoverished Native American families in need of heating costs during the winter.
We are honored to have Peruvian flutist SICANNI, a musician who bases his music on spirituality that intends to touch The Soul in order to create a better world ruled by LOVE. He composes his own music and has been playing the Native American flutes and Native Peruvian flutes for 25 years. .
Anthony Aleman, Indigenous from Honduras, has been playing and hand-crafting Yadaki (digeridoo) for over 15 years, and has an incredible passion for the history and deep traditions behind what many experts consider to be the oldest instrument in the world–the didgeridoo.” Anthony is a professional didgeridoo player who plays all over the country. He also teaches classes on how to play the instrument, and for those that want to take it even further, he holds workshops on how to build your own didgeridoo.
We are excited to share that Teri Garrison will be joining us for the weekend. Teri is a unique and expressive singer who has performed with everyone from Willie Dixon to Willie Nelson. Teri is a long time resident of Maui, Hawaii where she performs whenever she’s not on the road touring
Come join us for a very special concert Saturday February 13th from 6-10 pm. We are hosting our First Annual “Sarasota Native American Music Concert”. This is a seperate ticketed event. (Tickets are $15 or festival/concert combo $22 (children free).
The great Stevie Strings, guitarist/bass from the Allman Brothers Band is debuting his new band “the B.S.Ho’s (aka Baldwin, Strings & Hoek). These guys are amazing and going to bring some much needed Rock & Blues medicine to the Festival.
The beautiful Teri Garrison performing her soul stirring music with longtime friend Richy Kicklighter.
We also have “The Huntoon’s” deputing a tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Allman Brothers.
Sicanni will be performing his traditional flutes from the Andes.
Anthony Aleman will be sharing his medicine through the Didgeridoo.
Allen Hollingshead from RedWind Flutes will be performing a flute & percussion jam.
We will also have Harold LittleBird from the Peublo nation sharing stories and traditional drumming and singing.
We will have two cultural food booths to explore Indigenous cuisine….and Native FRY BREAD!!!
Garrett Cadao from ‘Precious Plastics” will be onsite with his environmentally brilliant plastic shredding machine that turns our trash into usuable items and supports our efforts to be a green event.
This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of artist (the late) Rex A. Begaye, its founder. His remarkable gifts as an painter and educator of Native American culture were the inspiration for this event focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota.
Tickets at the gate, $10 adult, $5 children 6-12, 5 and under are free. Military and 1st responders $8
Hours are 10-5 Friday, 10-5 Saturday(6-10 concert) 10-5 on Sunday.
Pet Friendly (on a leash) (CANNOT ENTER THE DANCE ARENA CIRCLE)
Sarasota Fairgrounds: 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, FL
Submitted by PowWow Calendar on: February 9, 2021