Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tucson Meet Yourself A Folklife Festival October 13, 2013

                                     The City Hall Stage 

This past weekend Tucson, Arizona, held its annual Tucson Meet Yourself Festival. This festival is the "annual celebration of the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona and Northern Mexico's diverse ethnic and folk communities." Tara and I were able to attend the festival on Sunday. We watched performances on four different stages and ate food from many different cultures. What also made the festival fantastic were the artisan booths.We saw pottery from the Navajo nation, Ukranian pottery, Navajo rugs and cowboy boots. On this blog I have included pictures from the performances of POW WOW 101, Filipino American Sampagay, Siva Maia Polynesian Dancers, Aztec Dance of Central Mexico and Awen Rising (an Early Celtic Folk group).  Next year I hope to go to all three days of the festival.

                           Pottery at the festival

                               Cool picture of cowboy boots in a row

                     The festival with  the  spanish style City Hall in the background

                           Awen Rising on the City Hall stage

                            Young dancer

             Polynesian dancers

                            Polynesian dancers

                          Polynesian dancers

                                Festival downtown with vendors

                     POWWOW 101

                Another dancer with POWWOW 101

                      Aztec group on City Hall stage
                              Aztec Dancing Group