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September 20, 2012

Renowned Native American musicians coming to Indian Art Market
The popular and award-winning Native American band Clan/destine will perform on opening night at Chandler’s 4th Annual Indian Art Market the weekend of Oct. 12-14 in downtown Chandler.

Native American flute melodies, beautiful vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, along with traditional and modern rhythms, produce an original electro-rock sound that earned the band a Native American Music Award.

They have performed as opening acts for such groups as Los Lobos, Alabama and Willie Nelson and played for President Bill Clinton at a campaign rally and at an inaugural event for President George W. Bush.

The Indian Art Market will run from 3-9 p.m. on Fri., Oct. 12, 9 a.m-6 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13, and from noon-4 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 14. It will feature both traditional and contemporary works of art, including jewelry, ceramics, clothing, sculptures, Katsina/Kachina carvings, photography, paintings, native food and tribal arts & crafts.

Other featured performers will include the Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, a family group of San Carlos Apache storytellers, dancers and flute players who spent the summer touring Bolivia, Paraguay and Brazil. They will perform Sat., Oct. 13 and recently appeared on the American Billboard Music Awards Show, NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.  

Also performing will be Moonte Sinquah, a champion hoop dancer from the Shungopavi Village in northern Arizona and the Gila River Indian Community Pee-Posh Bird Singers and Dancers.

Other weekend performers include Alex and Nick Maldonado, members of the Pascua Yaqui Nation who’ve captivated audiences playing flutes, drums and rattles they’ve made themselves. The Gila River Indian Community’s Co-op Village Traditional Pima Basket Dancers, Achem A'al, also will perform.

The event is being held in conjunction with Native American Recognition Days and the Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program to be held at 6:30 p.m., Sat., Oct. 13 at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Avenue.

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