Native New Zealand And Alaskan Musical Groups To Perform At Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial Aug. 5-6

One World Beat’ opens today in Gallup. Courtesy/GIC

GIC News:

“One World Beat” opens today and is a show within the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial events beginning with it an Intertribal Procession of Native American & Indigenous peoples led in by eagle dancers, and an “indigenous variety” show on a full production stage.

Schedule:

  • Gates open at 1 p.m. today for Artisans Market, Demonstrations and Four Winds Stage Both Days: “One World Beat”;
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5: Pamyua; and
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: HAKA: Māori Cultural Experience.

This year’s event will be featuring performances from:

  • Pamyua who will perform a fusion of traditional Yup’ik and African American rhythms to create “Inuit Soul” music. Visiting from Alaska, the band’s music and dancing are considered mainstream, and it hopes to bring awareness of Alaska Native and Indigenous culture to the world. Pamyua: Yup’ik, is also known for creating the popular theme song for PBS Kids show “Molly of Denali.”
  • HAKA: Māori Cultural Experience from Aotearoa, New Zealand will enchant the audience with an emotional and powerful combination of a range of compositions, from chants and choral singing to graceful action songs and ferocious war dances. The performance includes stomping of feet, the protrusion of the tongue and rhythmic body slapping to accompany the loud chants. According to the Māori legend, the haka is a celebration of life and dance.

The 100th anniversary Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial event will bring attendee’s and thousands of Native American and Indigenous people together for the celebrations representing hundreds of tribes throughout North America and around the world.

Pamyua and HAKA: Māori Cultural Experience will showcase music, dance, heritage and culture from Alaska and New Zealand, respectively.

The “One World Beat” performances offer video and photo opportunities:

  • Eagle Dancers and Intertribal procession entrance of Native American & Indigenous peoples in their traditional regalia;
  • Tribal Royalty;
  • Music groups from Alaska and New Zealand performing at “The Ceremonial”; and
  • The haka Māori war dance performed by visiting Māori tribal member.

Both Days at Red Rock Park Arena, 825 Outlaw Road in Gallup:

  • Gates open at 1 p.m. for Artisans Market, Demonstrations and Four Winds Stage Both Days: “One World Beat”;
  • 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5: Pamyua; and
  • 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6: HAKA: Māori Cultural Experience.

Direct questions to Tiffany Bornmann, tiffany@esparza.com, 505.765.1505 or 505.610.0010.

Courtesy photo

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