July 26, 2008

Cultural Survival

Cultural Survival Bazaar

This weekend (July 26-27, 2008 10am-5pm ) there's a cultural survival bazaar going on at Tiverton 4 Corners in Tiverton, RI (map).

Maggie caught wind of this event, so we dashed out there in the late morning to check it out. Lots of food, crafts and music for the benefit of indigenous peoples/organizations.

Cultural Survival Bazaars are a sensory celebration of the music, food, art, and crafts of indigenous groups from around the world. Serving as both a vehicle for educating the public about indigenous rights and cultures, and a fundraiser for Cultural Survival and its indigenous partners, each Bazaar is a unique and unforgettable cultural experience.

(That's from the event's website. You can also check out directions to the event here. Only 10 or-so minutes or so from Fall River, 15 for the scenic route along the Sakonnet River.)

We enjoyed some food and Maggie shopped the crafts. It's nearly all under tents and in shade, which is thoughtful on this sunny, hot day.

I was fascinated by a performance by "Yarina," a Native American group you can learn more about here. I believe that's Roberto Cachimuel on the electric violin. I was able to capture a brief clip of it:

Check out the small photoset I put together. If you're interested, hop in the car and get yourself over there on Sunday. Across the street is Gray's Ice Cream, yet another excuse! (I had the Peach ice cream, and it was excellent).

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