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SANTA FE, N.M. - Native Treasures, a 2-day Indian Arts Festival, features top Native pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and live entertainment. The event takes place at the Santa Fe Convention Center, just off the plaza in historic downtown Santa Fe.  American Indian music and dance performers entertain the crowd, while the array of food offered at Native Treasures is a favorite with festival-goers every year. The entertainment schedule for the weekend is:

Saturday, May 22, 2010                                                  

9 a.m. - 10 a.m.         Randy Granger   
New Mexico musician Randy Granger blends Native American flute music, the hang drum and percussion into a unique style of music that kicks off the Native Treasures entertainment. Granger was born during a thunderstorm in a small oil-field boom town,
where pumpjacks, mesquite and oil derricks dot the flat landscapes--one of the largest and the flattest areas in the world.  Growing up in a community of oil-field roughnecks, Mexicans and African Americans influenced his music.

10:15 a.m. - 11 a.m.      Andrew Thomas
Andrew Thomas is a contemporary Navajo flutist. He was born and raised in Rock Spring Chapter near Gallup. He is self-taught, and plays music composed from the heart. He has chosen the flute's voice to express his way of life, heritage and culture. Thomas has performed all over the United States, including the Indian Summer Festival in Milwaukee, the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and five years at the American Indian Powwow Gathering in Hawaii. He has performed in Mexico, South Korea and throughout Europe, including Sweden where he had a story published in the book, "They Call Us "Indians"." He most enjoys connecting with people of all cultures and sharing the musical language of the flute. "Flutes are not political. They transcend heritage differences."

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.  Kumusha Marimba Ensemble
Kumusha Marimba Ensemble, an all-woman Santa Fe band, has been performing African "community dance" music on handmade wooden instruments for over a decade. The outfit has performed throughout New Mexico and is a favorite at the Santa Fe Wine Festival, on the Plaza, and at many other community events. They play with a full range of African marimbas, hosho and drums.

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.     Native Roots
Native Roots is a band dedicated to the sound and spirit of Native American and Reggae music. Founding members of  the Albuquerque-based band are musician/composer John Williams (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Sioux) and vocalist/lyricist Shkeme Garcia (Tamaya/Jemez Pueblos).  Strongly rooted by life experiences, the realities of reservation upbringings and the impact of Reggae music, Native Roots' genre-melding composition uniquely reaches out to audiences through live performances that have become an exceptional and dynamic addition to the international reggae music scene and Native American genre. Native Roots has performed throughout America, at numerous reggae festivals with lineups including reggae greats such as Israel Vibration, Burning Spear, and Toots and the Maytals.  Premier venues include the 2008 Native American Music Awards, Winter Olympics, Kennedy Performing Arts Center, Cherokee Tribal Fair, Seminole Tribe of Florida Fair, Sundance Film Festival and Te Matatini Festival (New Zealand).

2:45 p.m. - 4 p.m.          Shelley Morningsong
Of Northern Cheyenne heritage and raised in the entertainment-rich climate of Southern California, Shelley Morningsong has been a performer on stage and screen since her early childhood. Over the years she has honed her craft working alongside performers such as Charlie Daniels and Juice Newton. Most recently she has been a touring member of Native American performer Robert Mirabal's group.  Morningsong's newly-released album is called "Out of the Ashes," produced by recent Grammy Award winning producer Larry Mitchell.  She is a poet who writes conscious music, words that speak about human issues of the heart and songs about our environment.  She believes that we are all connected, that everything is one thing. Music is the language that speaks to all people and through her music she desires to touch hearts and change lives.

Sunday, May 23, 2010                          

10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.             Andrew Thomas
11 a.m.- 12 p.m.                  Randy Granger
12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.            Kumusha Marimba Ensemble
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
                     Shelly Morningsong
3:15 p.m. - 4 p.m.                 Ed Kabotie
Ed Kabotie is from the Tewa village of Santa Clara Pueblo and the Hopi village of Shungopavi in Northern Arizona.  Kabotie is a musician and composer of traditional and contemporary music. He recently won a people's choice favorite award from the Hopi KUYI audience. His musical style is a blend of upbeat, Indie-genre songs featuring English, Tewa and Hopi languages.   

Please enjoy these wonderful "Dining Treasures" restaurants during Native Treasures weekend and they will donate 15% of their proceeds to the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.

Continental/New American Cuisine, 217 Johnson Street, 505-922-1065.Will donate 15% of the proceeds from Native Treasures diners on:

*Saturday (5/22)--Lunch and Dinner
*Sunday (5/23)--Lunch and Dinner
You must say that you are there for Native Treasures!

Northern Italian Cuisine, 58 S. Federal Place, 505-986-5858. Will donate 15% of the proceeds from Native Treasures diners on:
*Saturday (5/22)--Lunch and Dinner
*Sunday (5/23)--Dinner
You must say that you are there for Native Treasures!



Native Treasures, now in its sixth year, is an invitational art show and sale featuring the best Native art in the U.S.  Proceeds benefit the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture in Santa Fe, NM


  • Museum-quality art from almost 200 artists from 40 tribes and pueblos
  • Best and brightest of the Indian Art world
  • Santa Fe's only museum-quality Indian Art show
  • Musical entertainment
  • Food by Cowgirl BBQ
  • Relaxed, intimate event for collectors, dealers and visitors
  • 2010 "Living Treasure" award to outstanding Nambe potter Lonnie Vigil


WHEN:          Saturday, May 22 & Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., $5; Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Free. (Early Bird Market, Saturday, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., $15)
Festival tickets available at entrance.

Friday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Benefit Pre-Sale Gala offering special pieces selected by each artist.
Attendees will meet the artists and mingle with other collectors.
Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served;
$75. This includes an Early Bird ticket for Saturday.
Tickets: 505-982-6366, ext. 112.

WHERE:       Santa Fe Convention Center at the corner of Marcy and Grant Streets, Santa Fe, NM
INFO:             505-476-1250;

PLEASE CONTACT Jennifer Marshall, 505-231-1776,

Jennifer Marshall