July 26 & 27
Tiverton Four Corners Art Center
3852 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878
10am to 5pm

Performance Schedule:

Saturday:

Hawk Henries (Nipmuc artisan performing Native Flute, Didgeridoo, and Mbira) 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm

Yarina (Music of Ecuador) 12:15pm-1:30pm, 3:15pm to 4:30pm

Sunday:

Hawk Henries (Nipmuc artisan performing Native Flute, Didgeridoo, and Mbira) 11am-12pm, 2pm-3pm

Sidy Maiga and the Afrimanding (Music of Mali) 12:15pm-1:30pm, 3:15pm to 4:30pm

FREE ADMISSION
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Moussa Albaka

Moussa Albaka is a Tuareg Silversmith from Niger, West Africa, where he is a tribesman of the Inadan class. His family has been involved in silversmithing for many generations, as well as camel caravan trading throughout the Sahara.

Cilau Valadez

Cilau Valadez (Wixarika Yarn Painting Artist) is the son of Huichol artist Mariano Valadez, from Tahimarita a Wixarika village up in the mountains of the Sierra Madres. He was born February 15, 1988. Cilau’s parents were the founders of a non-profit organization that provided medical aid, food, shelter and artist training to hundreds of Huichol migrants from this endangered tribe who worked in inhumane conditions in the tobacco fields nearby. Their humanitarian project “transformed field hands to creative hands”, and helped the Wixaritari produce high quality artwork that they could sell instead of working in the fields. Because of this, all throughout his childhood Cilau was surrounded by Wixaritari master artists and their beautiful creations that were inspired by the tribe’s native myths and spirituality. Under the tutelage of his father, a renowned Wixarika yarn painter, Cilau learned this intricate art form and the deep meanings of the symbols. He participated in many ceremonies and was mentored by an elder Marakame (medicine man) where he gained firsthand knowledge of Wixarika mysticism.

Sierra Henries

Sierra Henries has been drawing and experimenting with many different materials and visual mediums since she was young, but she has always been especially inspired by

Bernard Domingo

Bernard Domingo is a Zimbabwean wire artist. Using his abilities and passion he formed Domingo Wirecraft; a cooperative that operates out of Zimbabwe. This unique cooperative makes beaded figurines from recycled fishing wire, Coca Cola cans and glass beads. Domingo can accredit his involvement in the arts to his upbringing and own creative curiosity. Domingo is apart of the Shona people of Zimbabwe who are especially known for their artistic contributions. Domingo describes his people as, “self sufficient artists.” In exploring what that could mean one need only look at Domingo's own history.

Beginning at the age of six Domingo used his artistic curiosity to make toys out of coat hangers. Domingo explained how this made more sense to make your own toys rather than wanting for something expensive from the store. Domingo learned technique quickly and patiently taught other kids in his neighborhood how to make toys as well. Domingo furthered his passion by entering into artists competitions (and winning) and studying graphic design at school. However, after he left school he said there were no jobs to be found. Which is what led him to begin his business. As an artist and founder of the wire craft cooperative Domingo has certain aspirations for his work. Personally, he would like to establish himself as a well known, Zimbabwean artist. Second, he wants his work to help his community back home, both financially and by sharing their stories. Artwork can be extremely autobiographical and Domingo appreciates being able to share his story and discuss his home country through the pieces his cooperative creates.

Chia Yang Khang

Chia Yang Khang is a Hmông artisan who has shared her beautiful textile work at Cultural Survival Bazaars for over 20 years. Originally from northern Laos, Chia lived in Thai refugee camps until she came to the United States. She learned Hmông embroidery techniques of reverse appliqué and batik in Laos and has since developed her techniques to create a variety of beautiful pieces. Chia continues creating and selling her work as her main source of income since she arrived in the United States maintaining her Hmông cultural traditions. For these reasons, she loves participating in Cultural Survival Bazaars.

Yarina

Yarina blends the ancient rhythms of its culture with original compositions that incorporate elements from world musical styles. Their hauntingly captivating music creates a soothing listening experience.

Sidy Maiga and AfriManding

Sidy Maiga was born in Bamako, Mali and is a nationally recognized musician and producer. He is from the Sonrhai ethnic group in Eastern Mali, but plays all the traditional music of Mali on both djembe and dun dun.

Hawk Henries

Since the 1980s, Hawk Henries of the Nipmuc, native to central Massachusetts, has pursued a deepening relationship with Native American flutes and music and has faithfully continued to bring his flutes to life, year after year, for the artisans and patrons of Cultural Survival’s bazaars.

Creative Women

Creative Women cares ...  about good design, about beautiful hand-woven textiles, and about improving women’s lives.   We are committed to paying fair prices and buying directly from women-owned businesses … assuring women reasonable wages and well-being for themselves and their families.

Tibet Arts Gallery

Tibet Arts Gallery is a women-run enterprise with a social responsibility towards those it buys from and those it sells to. Tibet Arts Gallery specializes in Himalayan arts and artifacts.

Yayla Tribal Rugs

Yayla Tribal Rugs sales support the Barakat and Machik projects as well as Indigenous weavers throughout the Middle East and Central Asia.

Fire Hawk Studio (Leonard and Amalia Four Hawks)

"Supporting Cultural Survival is a very important part of what we do. We believe in this organization, in their mission, and their programs.

Lenny Novak & Kelly Mower

Lenny Novak is an Algonquin/Abenaqui artist who makes his living from making crafts and selling at shows. They specialize in making unique web designs in bone and antler. They also have a wide selection of earings, bracelets, and necklaces.

Yarina Threads

Yarina Threads is a collaborative work of the Cachimuel brothers and sisters, descendants of an Indigenous family based both in Ecuador and Boston. Yarina Threads is committed to promoting the preservation of Indigenous cultures through art, clothing, education, and music.

Project Have Hope

The NGO Project Have Hope (PHH) works with Acholi women refugees in Uganda, mostly Internally displaced peoples from the north who now live in the Acholi quarter outside of Kampala. Through the sale of paper-beaded jewelry and other items at Cultural Survival bazaars, PHH has been able to:

With These Hands

With These Hands is dedicated to the preservation of cultural traditions in sub-Saharan Africa. They support the extraordinary men and women who practice them through sharing unique handmade collectibles with the rest of the world.

Sly Fox's Den (Sherry Pocknett)

Mashpee Wampanoag Chef Sherry Pocknett owns and operates Sly Fox’s Den, a food stand and catering business, which she takes around the country to participate in powwows and the Cultural Survival Bazaars.