Aug 7, 2013
02:35 PMArts & Entertainment
As part of its 15th anniversary celebration, the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center is hosting a Cultural Survival Bazaar Aug. 8-10.
The festival supports indigenous artisans and cultures from around the world through the sale of traditional handcrafts, jewelry, pottery, carpets and clothing. Musical and dance performers include Kawika Alﬁche's Hawaiian song and hula dance band Halau ʻo Keikialiʼi, a group composed of men and women ages 5 to 75 that presents interpretations of ancient dances and chants as well as contemporary Hawaiian music, and Quichua band Yarina, which performs pan flute-reggae fusion. A variety of ethnic food will also be available.
The Cultural Survival Bazaar movement began in 1982 at Harvard University. Since then, the program has spread through New England, New York and New Jersey. The goal is to foster understanding of indigenous peoples and to provide native communities with education, opportunities to share their culture and a way to earn income. In line with these efforts, businesses and partners of Cultural Survival all adhere to fair-trade principles. This is shopping that truly makes a difference.
For further information, visit bazaar.cs.org.