|Name:||Bird Song & Dance Festival|
|Description:||The Bird Song & Dance Festival features honored bird singers and dancers from California and Arizona|
|Venue:||Palm Springs High School Auditorium|
|Dates:||Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12:00 PM - Saturday, January 27, 2018, 07:00 PM|
The Bird Song & Dance Festival features honored bird singers and dancers from
California and Arizona. It is estimated that over 1,000 bird singers, dancers, and other guests attended last year’s festival. Native food and craft vendors will be present, as well as Tribal representatives who will display educational resources and other information.
Bird Songs are thousands of years old. Today the Cahuilla sing their songs reminding themselves of the connection to the land. Bird Songs are social songs that tell the stories of their combined experience as a people, from creation to migration and beyond. A completely oral tradition, they were sung in a precise order that accurately accounted for the stories’ chronology, and depended on their transference from generation to generation. Men, women, and children all participate in dancing. Singing the Birds has helped to reinforce Cahuilla traditional music and dance, language, history, food, kinship, and values.