Can’t make it to the Grand Canyon?
The Grand Canyon Music Festival is bringing its Native American Composer Apprentice Project (NACAP) to Scottsdale Community College, The Navajo Nation Museum, and the Museum of Northern Arizona.
Sunday. August 28, 3 p.m. Museum of Northern Arizona
Puhutawi, a new genre of Hopi music, is based on a series of provocative songs composed by Clark Tenakhongva in Hopi ceremonial style, re-interpreted and developed collaboratively with Hopi composer and Research Associate at the Museum of Northern Arizona, Trevor Reed. Tenakhongva’s songs entice the audience to listen to the environmental and spiritual forces that bring life and motion to the Grand Canyon, an homage to the Grand Canyon–their ancestral homeland.
Performed by Clark Tenakhongva, the Catalyst Quartet, Clare Hoffman, Jeffrey Kuyiyumptewa, Gary Stroutsos, the Strata Quartet.
August 29 at 7 p.m. Scottsdale Community College Performing Arts Center
For the Fourth year in a row GCMF brings NACAP to high school students at Salt River High School, located on the Salt River Maricopa-Pima Indian Community in Scottsdale. The Catalyst Quartet will be performing new music by Salt River High School’s talented apprentice composers.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Click here to learn more about NACAP
Click here for information and directions to Scottsdale Community College
September 1 at 6 p.m. Navajo Nation Museum
GCMF at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ, Navajo Nation, with new music ensemble The Catalyst Quartet performing works by our NACAP students and a new work by NACAP composer-in-residence Raven Chacon.