All conversations will take place Zoom. To watch and participate, please register below for each event. You can also watch on Facebook LIVE here. Note DIFFERENT times for each event. All events are PST.
PART 1: DAN LEVENSON
Wednesday, June 3, 10 am
Dan Levenson is a performer and teacher of traditional Appalachian Old Time music. A full-time musician he has traveled the country with fiddle and banjo, singing songs and telling stories of the road, his musical journey, and his Southern Appalachian roots. Learn more about Dan and learning opportunities at his web site here.
PART 2: TANISHA TUCKER
Wednesday, June 10, 8 am
Tanisha Tucker is the daughter of the late Stella Tucker, matriarch of the saguaro fruit harvest. Tanisha draws on her Tohono O’odham family wisdom to celebrate local food systems and the desert bounty. You can support the annual bahidaj camp here.
PART 3: KEITH JOHNSON
Wednesday, June 17, 7 pm
Keith Johnson is a Phoenix-based percussionist who plays rhythms from Africa and the African diaspora and builds traditional instruments and costumes.
PART 4: JOSE SOTO
Wednesday, June 24, 12 noon
José Soto is a dancer and teacher of traditional Mexican folkloric dance. He learned the form from his mother, a seamstress and costume maker, during his childhood in Sinaloa, Mexico, where he regularly participated in annual school festivals and community events. Since 2010, Soto has directed Tradiciones Dance Company in Phoenix.