Cultural Survival Bazaars: A Festival of Indigenous Arts and Culture
2009 Cultural Survival Winter Bazaar Schedule
December 12th & 13th, 2009
Center For Government and International Studies Building-South
1730 Cambridge Street
10am to 6pm
December 19th & 20th, 2009
The Shops At Prudential Center
800 Boylston Street
Saturday-10am to 9pm
Sunday 11am to 6pm
Volunteer opportunities available. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT: Cultural Survival Bazaars
The Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that give Indigenous artists, their representatives, and fair trade companies from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the American public. They also expose over 35,000 Americans each year to Indigenous art, music, and culture, while giving visitors a chance to talk with Indigenous artists directly.
In the past six years alone the bazaars have generated over $3 million for indigenous artisans, fair trade businesses, indigenous communities’ programs, and Cultural Survival’s work on behalf of indigenous peoples. Every year, hundreds of artists and their representatives sell traditional crafts, artwork, clothing, jewelry, carpets, and accessories.
The bazaars also offer a wide assortment of cultural performances, from the live music of Ecuadorian Band Yarina (yarinamusic.com) to the Native American (Nipmuc) Flute Performances of Hawk Henries (hawkhenries.com), traditional Native American storytelling by Leonard Fourhawks, telar (loom) demonstrations by Zapotec weaver Jose Buenaventura Gonzalez, Algonquin/Abenaqui artist Lenny Novak, Henna, and craft-making demonstrations by Zimbabwe’s Shona artisan Bernard Domingo. Also enjoy our two short films about Cultural Survival’s own Guatemala Radio Project and our Endangered Native American Language Project.
What Items will I find at this winter’s bazaars
Handmade Jewelry, décor, weavings, tribal rugs, clothing, carvings, masks, instruments, music, as well as other fairly traded arts and crafts from around the world. Also enjoy a variety of musical performances, cultural presentations, craft-making demonstrations, films, and much more.