Gerald Cournoyer, Indian with Coffee Cup, 2009

Up to and Including Indian Market, Picks Under $15 for August 16-19 in Santa Fe

Tomorrow night, August 17, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival hosts a Salute to Indian Market Program, at 6:30 p.m. in the Saint Francis Auditorium. (It is free and open to the public, who can come and go as they please.) The program featuring Emanuele Arciuli on piano presents an “Indian Gallery” of works in which new music composers citing influence from visual artists include KYLE GANN, Earth

Emanuele Arciuli

Preserving Chant (inspired by Dan Namingha);  MORTON SUBOTNICK Falling Leaves (inspired by Gerald Cournoyer); HUANG RUO Red Rain (inspired by Jaune Quick-to-See Smith); JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Tukiliit (inspired by rock structures across the Arctic and sub-Arctic); MARTIN BRESNICK Ishi’s Song (inspired by Judith Lowry);  PETER GARLAND Blessingway (Inspired by petroglyphs); and MICHAEL DAUGHERTY Buffalo Dance (inspired by Fritz Scholder).

For a totally different adventure, Saturday August 18th finds hip-hop duo Grieves and Budo (a Seattle band), playing at Santa Fe Sol, 37 Fire Place  Here’s an older live radio recording (2009) from KEXP Street Sounds, and even though I can’t but help but hear some strains of, what Sputnik Music says is the total homogenization of hip-hop into, yes girl, white milk, I like the words. “I observe tales from the other side of the curb… Make it beautiful and make it look like love.” It’s a compliment as one Hartford, Ct. rap writer said, that when they took the stage they “unequivocally killed it.” Gotta show to see. 6:30 p.m. Santa Fe Sol, $15.

From Friday to next Tuesday you can see the Ai Weiwei documentary, China to live and learn Mandarin; and how fortunate it was that with a camera she encountered Ai,  a dissident who today is known as much as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was when Russia was still the USSR.

And, of course,  Santa Fe Indian Market, this weekend marks the deal that everybody has gathered for (the above things punctuating in-between time, or escape the heat time, or in-addition time). Here are some highlights of Indian Market weekend (7 a.m. to 5 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, on Santa Fe Plaza and snaking through and around downtown streets) from the site where you can find out all about it: Swaia dot org. (where, if you want to attend the $150 per head Saturday evening gala, tickets can be purchased, too.) Below are free events:

Third Annual State of Native Arts Symposium

August 17, 2012 3:00pm

New Mexico History Museum. 113 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe

Free Admission. “What defines `quality’ in Native Art?” A panel discussion about quality in Native American art and Indian Market. What is it? How do we know when we see it? Museum Directors from the Autry National Center of the American West, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Heard Museum, and the National Museum of the American Indian in a roundtable discussion about current and future direction of Native arts.

Santa Fe Indian Market

August 18-19, 2012 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Santa Fe Plaza

Free Admission. Saturday, August 18, 7:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Sunday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It’s the event that everyone has been waiting and preparing for the entire year. The 91st Annual Indian Market is the world’s most prestigious Native American arts show opens with more than 1100 artists, food and demonstration booths, entertainment and more.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino Cultural Stage

August 18, 2012 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Santa Fe Plaza Stage

Free admission.

A new addition to the 2012 Santa Fe Indian Market, the Indian Market Stage will be a two-day showcase of Pueblo dances, music and performance.



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