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Smithsonian features Sante Fe youth spoken word July 29, 2008

Posted by Adrien Salazar in News, Poetry.
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The Santa Fe Indian School of New Mexico’s spoken word team, recently returning from Brave New Voices, performed at the Smithsonian Institution:

For the space of fifteen poems, the audience, like the speakers, got to ask some serious questions. What does it mean to respect the Earth? What does it mean to come of age? What does one say to one’s ancestors? How does one reconcile American politics and wigwam wisdom?

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1. Iis Kusaeri - July 29, 2008

What a wonderful photo. Is that a song contest or a concert?

2. drethepoet - July 29, 2008

These are members of the Santa Fe Indian School of New Mexico’s spoken word team performing at the Smithsonian.

3. patricksperry - July 29, 2008

I for one, am very glad that there are people doing this. Surprisingly I am reminded of Celtic society, and the “Rememberer’s.” Also called “Keepers of the past.” These children are keeping the traditions of their people alive. That, is a good thing.


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