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Native Contemporary Arts Festival

Sun, Jun 21, 2015, 12:00pm3:00pm

Photo of Native Contemporary Arts Dancer
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Esplanade, Yerba Buena Gardens
Mission St. between 3rd & 4th Sts.
San Francisco, CA + Google Map
(415) 543-1718

Photos of L. Frank, Frank Waln, Su-Nu-Nu Shinal Pomo Dancers, Medicine Warrior Dancers, Mahealani Uchiyama, and RedStarThe 18th Annual Native Contemporary Arts Festival is a great Father’s Day tradition featuring a diverse program of Native music, dance, crafts and spoken word performances. The event showcases California native talents Tongva-Acjachemen songstress L. Frank, the traditional Su-Nu-Nu Shinal Pomo Dancers, and the inspired rap of Ohlone artist Luta Candelaria. The program also features the amazing Hawaiian dancing and singing of Mahealani Uchiyama, Jicarilla Apache dancer Anne Pesata, Aztec dancer Cuauhtemoc Peranda, the inter-tribal All Nations Singers and Medicine Warrior Dancers, poetry and song from Tanaya Winder of the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Paiute Nations, and the Bay Area debut of Lakota rap artist Frank Waln from the Rosebud Sioux tribe. Traditional craft activities include bracelets, talking sticks, and bead necklaces.

Presented by Yerba Buena Gardens Festival in partnership with American Indian Contemporary Arts, with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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