Traditional Bird Singing and Dancing Presented by Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae):
Bird Song and Dance Festival – Jan. 23rd, ’10
Palms Prings High School 11 am – 8 pm
Palm Springs, CA – October 2009: Agua Caliente Cultural Museum again hosts Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song and Dance Festival. This year’s event will be held Saturday, January 23, 2010, at the Palm Springs High School Gymnasium, 2401 E. Baristo Road, Palm Springs, from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event celebrates traditional bird singing and dancing which have, through the ages, been an important part of Native culture for tribes in southern California and other regions of the Southwest. Singing groups and dancers travel from all over California and neighboring states to take part in this event.
Complete information on Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song and Dance Festival, and other Agua Caliente Cultural Museum exhibitions, classes, and programs can be found at www.accmuseum.org.
Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit institution, inspires people to learn about the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians and other Native cultures. It keeps the Native spirit alive through exhibitions, collections, research, and educational programs. In recognition of its role as a regional and national resource, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is the first Native American museum to be part of the prestigious Smithsonian Institution Affiliations Program. This status provides opportunities to share resources in programming, collections, scholarship, and technical expertise – and entitles the Museum to bring world-acclaimed Smithsonian exhibitions to the Coachella Valley.
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Agua Caliente Cultural Museum is located at 219 S. Palm Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs. Museum hours are Labor Day to Memorial Day: Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m.; Memorial Day to Labor Day: Friday and Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5:00 p.m. Admission is free.