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 V.19 No.16 | April 22 - 28, 2010 

Powwow Guide

The Gathering of Nations Is Here

North America’s biggest powwow happens on April 22, 23 and 24, at the University of New Mexico Football Field (University and Avenida Cesar Chavez SE), beginning at 10 a.m. each day. Massive amounts of Native musicians, songwriters and storytellers begin to perform on Stage 49 on Friday. Music includes traditional, blues, rock, jazz, folk, country, hip-hop, metal and reggae. Wristbands for the powwow, Indian Traders Market and music events on Friday and Saturday are $15 per day at the gate (cash only) or $30 for a two-day wristband.

Entertainment Schedule

Friday, April 23

Arena Floor

10 a.m. Eli Secody
Phoenix, Ariz.
Traditional songs
10:30 a.m. Gabriel Ayala
Tucson, Ariz.
Classical, flamenco and jazz guitar
11:10 a.m. Intertribal Bird Singers
Pala, Calif.
Traditional music performed on hand drums and other percussives
Stage 49

10:30 a.m. Appalachian Cherokee Story Tellers with NASA
Traditional stories and science look to the stars
11:20 a.m. Arvel Bird
Nashville, Tenn.
Contemporary violin that blends Celtic, bluegrass and rock
Noon, Gabriel Ayala
Tucson, Ariz.
Classical, flamenco and jazz guitar
12:45 p.m. Tamara Podemski
Toronto, Ontario / Los Angeles, Calif.
Folk rock, indie, pop
1:30 p.m. Miss Indian World Public Speaking Competition
2:45 p.m. Native Roots
Albuquerque
Reggae
4 to 6 p.m. Special Guest Emcee Charlie Ballard
Oakland, Calif.
Comedy
4 p.m. James and Ernie
Navajo Nation
Comedy duo
5:15 p.m. Plex
Edmonton, Alberta / Toronto, Ontario
Hip-hop
6:10 p.m. Yarina
Ecuador
Folk, world beat
7:05 p.m. Stateline
Whitecone, Ariz.
Country
7:55 p.m. Santa Fe Indian School Spoken Word Team
Santa Fe
Poetry
9:05 p.m. George Leach
Lillooet, British Columbia
Blues, rock
9:45 p.m. Red Earth
Albuquerque
Rock, funk, reggae
10:55 p.m. Red Cloud and DJ Young Native
Los Angeles, Calif.
Hip-hop

Saturday, April 24

Arena Floor

10 a.m. Arvel Bird
Nashville, Tenn.
Contemporary violin that blends Celtic, bluegrass and rock
10:30 a.m. George Leach
Lillooet, British Columbia
Blues, rock
11:10 a.m. Tamara Podemski
Toronto, Ontario / Los Angeles, CA
Folk rock, indie, pop
Stage 49

10:30 a.m. Appalachian Story Tellers with NASA
Traditional stories and science look to the stars
11:20 a.m. Yolanda Martinez and Desert Wind
Las Cruces
Folk rock, country, Latin
12:10 p.m. Eli Secody
Phoenix, Ariz.
Traditional songs
12:55 p.m. The Jir Project
Cochiti Pueblo / Albuquerque
Rock, blues
1:40 p.m. Yarina
Ecuador
Folk, world beat
2:25 p.m. Shakti Hayes and Beaver Thomas
Vancouver, British Columbia
Blues, funk, folk
3:15 p.m. When Darkness Falls
Pueblo of Acoma, New Mexico
Heavy metal
4 to 6 p.m. Special Guest Emcee Charlie Ballard
Oakland, Calif.
Comedy
4 p.m. The Platero
Tohajiilee, Canoncito, New Mexico
Blues, rock, jam band
4:55 pm Miracle Dolls
Inland Empire, Calif.
Alternative, punk
5:45 p.m. SMOKE
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Hip-hop
6:30 p.m. Queen Yonasda
Phoenix, Ariz.
Hip-hop
8 p.m. KEVENS
Miami, Fla.
Rock, reggae
9 p.m. Digging Roots
Toronto, Ontario
Roots, rock, reggae
10 p.m. Native Roots
Albuquerque
Reggae
10:55 p.m. James and Ernie
Navajo Nation
Comedy duo


Other Events

All Nations Skate Jam

Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Los Altos Skate Park (10140 1/2 Lomas NE) allnationsskatejam.com

The largest Native American skateboard competition in the world; a program of Nibwaakaawin, a skate-centered nonprofit dedicated to the education and empowerment of Native youth. All-ages. Admission: $2 to $4. $5 to compete.

Chief Rocka: Battle of the Chiefs

• Saturday, April, 24, 6 to 10 p.m.

Paparazzi Nightclub (9401 Coors NW, 896-9554)

Who’s the greatest indigenous rapper? Red Cloud , Quese IMC, Manik 1derful, Def I, Supaman, Ostwelve, Hellnback and Maniac the SiouxperNatural battle it out. DJ Young Native provides the tracks. 21+. Admission: $10.

Founders Day Fiesta

• Saturday, April 24, noon to 3 p.m.

Old Town, 768-3555 or 311

A diverse celebration of New Mexican history and culture. Includes Native drumming and dancing and a Pueblo pottery demonstration. All-ages. Admission: free.

Pow Wow After Party

• Friday, April 23, time TBA

El Rey Theater (620 Central SW, 242-2353)

After party with performances by JR Redwater (comedy), Jim Ruel (comedy), SMOKE (hip-hop), Big S2 (hip-hop) and others. All-Ages. Admission: $10 youth under 18 and students with I.D., $20 general.

Pueblo Days

• Runs through Sunday, April 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center (2401 12th Street NW, 1-866-855-7902)

American Indian Week is observed each day with performances by dancers from pueblos around the state. All-ages. Admission: $3 to $6, includes museum exhibits.

Rock the 9 Native Music Festival

• Thursday, April 22, and Friday, April 23

Low Spirits (2823 Second Street NW, 344-9555), 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

• Saturday, April 24

Blackbird Buvette (509 Central NW, 243-0878), 6 to 9 p.m.

Launchpad (618 Central SW, 764-8887), 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

This third annual festival of Native music spans three days and includes a plethora of rock and comedy performances at three different venues. Admission: 21+ events at Low Spirits and Launchpad are $10, Blackbird is free. Visit myspace.com/rockthe9 for more information.

 
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