The story of our state is not complete without music. This interactive program will focus on the various genres of music that reflect the milieu and personalities of Arizona’s diverse immigrants. Using musical instruments and stories, audience members will be presented an artistic tableau of our past: heroes, villains, and the immigrants who passed through and settled in Arizona. From the skilled hands of Craváth, the audience will be treated to sounds that once came from town squares, hogans, and dance halls throughout our great state.
Jay Craváth is a composer, musician, writer, and scholar in the field of music and Indigenous studies. He holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University in curriculum and instruction, with an emphasis on cultural education. He crafts programs built on his interests, creating interactive experiences that include stories, musical performances, illustrations and photography. His most recent publication is The Mohave Book for Little Ones. Craváth currently serves as the Cultural Director for the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe.