INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2021 live and virtual from New York
International Indigenous Festival PIKAJIRAA SUMA: (Wayuu resilience)is an artistic exchange of Indigenous local and international artists. Due to the pandemic, our October/November 2020 event was rescheduled to the spring.
This continuing health crisis has spurred us to further collaborate with other organizations, also celebrating Earth Day on April 22, 2021. Following the regulations set forth by the City of New York for public attendance on schools, campuses, churches and community centers, we will partner with other groups to produce both indoor and outdoor presentations.
A limited number of artists will participate in person (on-stage) in New York City; most of our performers will join us virtually online via video streaming on a big screen. This will also allow us to present artists from different time zones throughout the United States and South America. We expect that each act will have a good resolution video of a maximum of five minutes. In person audiences will enjoy a montage of both videos and live acts.
We estimate that the entire show will be 90 minutes and streamed live through various social media channels. We have reached out to multiple Indigenous and multicultural organizations in USA and South America and are expecting Native artists from New Jersey, New York, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota and California.
International participation will be from La Waijira, Wayuu territories Yanacona Territories in Cauca and from Valparaiso, Antioquia, with the Children's Emberá Philharmonic Orchestra, in Colombia.
Let's partner to celebrate Earth Day 2021 honoring Indigenous cultures from the South and the North.