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UPCOMING HAPPENINGS


stay-at-home vids from our favorite artists, chefs & speakers

SHELTER IN PLACE Sessions

Friday, June 5, 2020 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
Check out our new SHELTER IN PLACE Sessions. We just put together a recording & film session for the first-ever Native U.S. Poet Laureate, JOY HARJO & her band, plus a brand-new composition honoring the mighty Ruth Bader Ginsburg by NEA Jazz Master DELFEAYO MARSALIS, a beautiful Louisiana ...

JOY HARJO’s Shelter in Place session.

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"We take care of the songs, and the songs take care of us."
-- #JoyHarjo, "Stomp all Night"

Bringing Mvskoke culture, poetry, and jazz together under the blue stage lights of Duet Jazz, United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo joins our 2020 Jazz & World FETE lineup and #shelterinplace sessions in this virtual concert filmed live in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

She and the band open with a land acknowledgement song and take us through a musical journey of numbers ranging from poignant to rowdy, each of them telling a unique story.

Already an accomplished poet by the age of forty, she then began playing the saxophone, beginning her fusion of poetry and jazz in the style she is known for today. It is brilliantly showcased here with the support of Tulsa musicians Scott McCabe, Nathan Eicher and Jerad Johnson. Mvto, Joy!
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Joy Harjo (Shelter in Place Session)
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Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band - Sad Songs (Shelter in Place Sessions) https://t.co/Vo2y60NV5i

Delfeayo Marsalis - Blues for Breonna Taylor (Shelter in Place Sessions) https://t.co/VomWwTyjJJ

Outreach

For two decades, Southwest Roots Music has provided free educational outreach activities for more than 20,000 New Mexicans, from grade schoolers to seniors. Activities have included interactive demonstrations and workshops with internationally touring artists, dance lessons, film programs, sustainable cuisine events, and in-school programs. One of our favorites places ninth-generation Nigerian drummer Akeem Ayanniyi in schools and libraries, where he engages students in conversation about Africa and forms an ensemble with the kids using the traditional ashiko, djembe and bata drums. If you would like to arrange free Southwest Roots Music outreach programming in your school or community center, please contact us at ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com.

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Thanks for your support: Santa Fe Performance Exchange, Kitchen Sink Studio, Occasional Music and Rick & Gail Thaler, Hotel Santa Fe, Double D Productions, New Mexico Arts (a division of the Dept. of Cultural Affairs) and the National Endowment for the Arts.