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Folklore in Honor of Water

  • Salt Lake City Public Library 210 East 400 South Salt Lake City, UT, 84111 United States (map)

As diverse as cultures are throughout the world, one common theme that most traditional cultures have is the respect for water as a life giving force. In the last few years, we have seen many people disregard the value of clean drinking water, and this has resulted in our people becoming ill. The fight for Standing Rock reminded us that we must honor Mother Earth and thank her for the Water she provides which gives us nourishment and rejuvenation. On this year’s Earth Day Weekend, please join us to take a moment to pay tribute to water and to show the interconnectedness of traditional communities in how we realize water is vital to our existence.  

On April 21, 2017 from 6-8pm, PANDOS will be presenting “Folklore In Honor of Water” at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library Nancy Tessman Auditorium on 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT. Different performers will present dance, music, or storytelling that specifically highlight the reverence of water in traditional cultures. Some of the cultural traditions that will be represented include Bolivia, India, Afro Brazilian , Native American traditions, Haiti, Pacific Islanders, Ukrainian, African storytelling, and more.  
Parking is available underground or on the streets surrounding the library. 

Ticket Prices Include:
Online Pre-Sale:
Children 12 and under: $7
Adults: $15
VIP: $ 25 (VIP will include a PANDOS t-shirt with Turtle Logo designed by Dave John, please make sure to inform of of your shirt size on this purchase) shirts will be given out at the event

At the Door:
Children 12 and Under: $10
Adults: $20
VIP: $30 (VIP will include a PANDOS t-shirt with Turtle Logo designed by Dave John)

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All proceeds from this event will go towards supporting PANDOS in its non-profit work to fulfill its mission: “PANDOS peacefully advocates for basic human and environmental rights, primarily Native and Indigenous rights. By organizing support and education, we encourage dialogue and the protection of our shared hom”. PANDOS is looking to apply for our non profit status and this fundraiser will help to pay for our application for the non profit status and our operating costs. For more information on PANDOS, please go to

Participants Include:
Harry James: MC
Daela Taeoalii-Higgs- MC
Adriano Riveira- Afro Brazilian Candomble Opening Prayer
Carla Arancibia- Afro Brazilian Singing
Michaelle Martial - Haitian Poetry
Malialoe Dance- Pacific Islander Dance
Nuevas Raices- Bolivian Dance
Karpaty Dance- Polish/Ukrainian Dance
Sarika Das- Classical Indian Dance
Raksha Karpoor - Classical Indian Dance
Joan Effiong- Nigerian Storytelling and Guinea Drumming
Rhonda Duvall- Native American Dance
Shane Etsitty- Native American Dance
Carl Moore- Native American Dance
Butch Russell - Native American Closing Blessing

Earlier Event: April 1
Defund Dapl-Utah, Flood Wells Fraudo
Later Event: April 22
March for Science-SLC