The Red Boyz drum will help keep the beat again this year. The drum is the heartbeat of any Native gathering and the Red Boys have traveled the country sharing their traditional songs, some going back many generations.
Joining us again this year is
Jim Sawgrass. Jim is a Muscogee Creek who has been a teacher and educator for over 30 years. Jim will be setup with his Eastern style hunters camp and plains style tipi.
Also returning this year is Luis Salinas and his family of Aztec dancers. Originally from Mexico City, Luis and his family have shared their songs and dances with people all over the country. This is a fun and exciting performance not to be missed.
Drawing inspiration from Mother Earth, Native culture, nature and wildlife, and combining the ancient Native American flute with today's modern instruments and musical styles, is what creates the signature sound of Painted Raven, the Native American Flute and World Music duo of the award winning songwriters, musicians, and recording artists, Annette Abbondanza and Holly Red Feather Harris.
Annette and Holly, proudly embracing their respective Lakota and Cherokee heritage, have performed at pow wows, festivals, and many other events across the country that celebrate Native American culture. Their music is all original, all instrumental, and created with the intention to help keep this beautiful ancient instrument alive in our modern culture.
Painted Raven has received multiple nominations and awards for their music, including the Indian Summer Music Awards, as well as the Native American Music Awards.