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Native Voices Story & Song Tour
April 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
Native Voices Story & Song Tour with Tonemah, Gabriel Ayala & Randy Kemp. Friday, April 26th the Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts presents the Native Voices Story & Song Tour with Tonemah, Gabriel Ayala and Randy Kemp – three award-winning Native American artists in the round.
Tucson’s own guitarist extraordinaire, Gabriel Ayala, is a member of the Yaqui people. Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Gabriel was honored to perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in a series called “Guitar Masters” and he was Artist of the Month for the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce (IICOC). Not only is Gabriel recognized nationally, he has also been the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela. Ayala is a multiple award-winning guitarist and has shared the stage with some of the greatest such as Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.
Darryl Tonemah is of Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora descent. He has 9 CDs under his belt and a well-known hit single “Pow Wow Snag.” His songs are filled with thought-provoking metaphors, and are sharp with emotion and humor that make his music easy to relate to. He has won and been nominated numerous times for “Best Folk Recording,” “Best Male Artist”, and “Songwriter of the Year” by the Native American Music Awards, and for “Best International Artist” by the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards. His CD “Welcome to Your Rainy Day,” won the award for “Best Folk Recording, “ and was called a Masterpiece by Whispering Wind Magazine.
Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee-Creek) performs with various Native American wooden flutes, single and double chambered made of cedar, mahogany and river cane. He has been nominated for “Best Spoken Word” 10th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA), “New or Debut Duo / Group of the Year” in the 18th Annual NAMA event, and “Best Instrumental Album” with Indigenous Music Awards of Canada. He also performed prelude flute music for President Barack Obama at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Other renowned performances include TEDx AshokaU, Arizona SCITECH Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts, Native America Calling, Te korimako Maori Radio Station 94.8FM New Zealand, Kerr Cultural Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and at Korrawinga Community in Australia.
Don’t miss this sacred and special evening of Native story and song in the round.
Tickets are: $20 advance / $25 day of show for ages 16 & up
$17 advance / $22 day of show for ages 12-15
$4 for ages 4-11
Proceeds benefit scholarships for the University of Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion and internships for Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage. The Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts is located at 330 E. 7th St., Tucson, Arizona next to the Hippie Gypsy. For tickets or more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://theseaofglass.org.
To assist those in financial need, the Sea Of Glass offers an Avalon Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program where forms of non-monetary reciprocation can be exchanged for services. Reciprocation must be made in advance of show.
Call 520-603-9932 to inquire.