Join Us for a Celebration of Traditional Music, Dance and Storytelling
Press Release – On this year’s Earth Day Weekend, please join us to take a moment to pay tribute to water and to show the interconnectedness of traditional communities in how they realize water is vital to existence.
On April 21, 2017 from 6-8pm, PANDOS will be presenting Folklore In Honor of Water at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library at 210 E 400 S in Salt Lake City, UT. Performers will present dance, music, or poetry that specifically highlights the reverence of water in traditional cultures. Some of the cultural traditions that will be presented include performances from India, Afro Brazilian Candomblé, Native American traditions, Pacific Islanders, Poland, and Ukrainian traditions, African storytelling, and more. Parking is available underground or on the streets surrounding the library. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2880901
PANDOS founding member Miriam Padilla: “As diverse as cultures are throughout the world, one common theme that most traditional cultures have is the respect for water as a life giving force. In the last few years, we have seen many people disregard the value of clean drinking water, and this has resulted in our people becoming ill. The fight for Standing Rock reminded us that we must honor Mother Earth and thank her for the Water she provides which gives us nourishment and rejuvenation.”
All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting PANDOS in its non-profit work to fulfill its mission: PANDOS peacefully advocates for basic human and environmental rights, primarily Native and Indigenous rights.
To learn more visit http://www.pandos.org