Sarasota Native American Indian Festival
Dec 29, 2017 07:18PM
Come experience the culture and artistry of the Native American people at the eleventh annual Sarasota Native American Indian festival January 19–21 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds. Discover authentic fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work, along with traditional dancing, drumming, story telling and Native American food.
Rick Bird and the Bird Choppers are returning as our host drum this year. His drum is called “Bird Chopper,” named after his ancestor who fought for Cherokee lands. We are also honored to have three generations of the Mose family joining us this year––Allen Mose Sr., Allen Mose Jr. and O. Jay Moz.
Allen Mose Sr. is a traditional Dine'h (Navajo) painter, philosopher of Navajo culture and traditional medicine. Allen Mose Jr. is a Grammy winning and Nammy nominated singer, performer, composer, lecturer and jeweler. He has established a reputation as one of North America’s foremost Native American Recording Artists. Orian Jay Mose is the youngest Native American recording artist in the history of Native American music” and the first Navajo to be a professional recording artist in the mainstream music industry.
This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of artist Rex A. Begaye, its founder. His remarkable gifts as an artist and educator of Native American culture were the inspiration for this event focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota.
Location: 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Cost: $8 (adults), $4 (children ages six to 12), free (children ages five and under). For more information, visit SarasotaNativeAmericanIndianFestival.com.