World Intertribal Music Celebration 2017
Anchorage, Alaska – Join us as we celebrate the indigenous cultures of the world with the World Intertribal Music Celebration on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10am – 5pm! This celebration brings performers of different genres together from all over the globe as well as traditional and intertribal singing and dancing groups.
Featured performers include Aviaja Lumhold & Friends joining us all the way from Denmark, the Woosh.ji.een Dance Group from Juneau, Indian Agent (formerly known as Silver Jackson), the Kisagvigmiut Traditional Dancers (a dance group formed by an ANHC student and intern), Intertribal drum and dance groups, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center Dancers. In addition to the performances in the Gathering Place, a first-ever workshop with the Tlingit Woosh.ji.een dance group will be held in the Mabel Pike Education Classrooms at 12:45 p.m. where guests will have an opportunity to learn how to drum, sing, and dance with this very high-energy and powerful dance group. A variety of new short Alaska Native films will be shown in the theatre, village site tours will be available throughout the day, and a variety of Alaska Native artists will be selling their work in the Hall of Cultures.
Free admission is sponsored by Target and Art Works – national Endowment for the Arts.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves and strengthens the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, celebration, and education. It is located at 8800 Heritage Center Drive in northeast Anchorage, just off Muldoon Road North near Bartlett High School. For more information about other events and programs, visit www.alaskanative.net