March 18-19, 2017 -- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Camp Verde Community Center
The Annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair has always included this very special event as part of our mission to increase the understanding of Native American history in the Sedona/Verde Valley area.
The theme for the 2017 event is Emerging Native American Artists. The show fee has been set very low to encourage new and emerging Native American artists to apply to show their talent to the large crowd attending the Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and the Pecan and Wine Festival going on the same weekend. Applications are now being accepted and can be downloaded HERE, or you can call us at 928-567-0066 to be mailed a copy of the form.
Saturday, March 18 at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Grammy Nominated Aaron White is a mix of Native American sounds and modern music. Mixing the traditional and main stream with world music overtones. From solo Acoustic Instrumentals, Native American Flute melodies to Reggae, and Acoustic Blues Rock. His musical influences come from different experiences from the life he has lived and the people he has met.
Sunday, March 19 at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
David Wolfs Robe
World-renowned traditional Native American flute performer and educator David Wolfs Robe performs on the stage of the Community Center. This two-time Native American Music Award (NAMA) nominee performs on and teaches about Native American flutes, bringing both traditional music and original compositions to life. Wolfs Robe’s performances weave delicate melodies and improvisation into a landscape with the sounds of Nature while also emphasizing the importance of cultural preservation.
Saturday, March 18 at 12:30 and Sunday, March 19 at 12:30
Cibecue Creek Apache Crown Dancers
This will be third time that this charming group of young dancers, ages 7 to 11, will perform at the American Indian Art Show. They will perform the Apache Crown Dance. Crown Dancing is a very old and sacred dance tradition. According to Apache belief, the dance was taught to the Apaches by the mountain spirits (Gaan) as a means of healing. Apaches believe that Usen, the Creator, sent the Gaan to the Apache to teach them to live in harmony.
Saturday, March 18 at 1:30 and Sunday, March 19 at 1:30
Pima Basket Dancers
In the Gila River Indian Community, there are a group of young ladies who hold on to their traditions and keep their dances alive, they are the Co-op Village Traditonal Pima Basket Dancers. Starting in 1999, the dance group has journied afar to share their traditional Pima dances with the world. During the Grand Opening of the Natiional Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., the dance group represented their village as part of the Gila River Indian Community's delegation to the event.