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Safford City Hall Annex

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808 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, 85546 United States

April 2017

Himdak doo IIna: A Way of Life. How Societies Shape Culture – Safford

April 22, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Safford City Hall Annex, 808 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, 85546 United States
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For tribal groups in Arizona, understanding the connections between physical, social, mental and spiritual identity of the people prior to birth through 102 years old is a way of life. Tribes in Arizona often illustrate their balance between patriarch and matriarch societies through symbolism. Illustrating with the Man in the maze and the Navajo basket designs, Royce Manuel, Auk-Mierl Aw-Thum and Debbie Nez-Manuel, Diné unfold the general understanding of two common designs. Royce Manuel (Akimel O’odham) best describes his work…

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A Story, A Story: African and African American Oral Tradition and Storytelling – Safford

April 22, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Safford City Hall Annex, 808 S. 8th Avenue
Safford, 85546 United States
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When the African slave was brought to the Caribbean and North and South America, s/he brought her oral literature and performance style.  This presentation focuses on the transfer of those oral traditions from African culture to African American culture. Such traditions can be heard in trickster stories, but also observed in the narration of myths, folk tales, sermons, jokes, proverbs, folk sayings, signifying, capping, testifying, toasting, on street corners, in barbershops, in beauty shops, the blues, rapping and hip-hop.  In…

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