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Forest of Dreams: Musical Performance

Photo courtesy of Hibiki Yamamichi
Photo courtesy of Sayaka Kawakami

In conjunction with the opening of the Forest of Dreams exhibition, which features the woodcarving of Ainu artists from Hokkaido, Japan, and Native American artists of the Lower Columbia River Basin, please join us for a special set of music presentations from both cultures.

The Grand Ronde Singers of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde will present song and drum, and the Ainu Performers of Traditional Arts from the Ainu Foundation, Sapporo, will present song and mukkuri, or mouth harp.

Photo courtesy of Bobby Mercier

These performances, which celebrate the living traditions of indigenous cultures from opposite sides of the Pacific Ocean, will inaugurate a weekend of exhibition-based events.

Performances will take place in the Tateuchi Courtyard. Open to the public.

For a list of all upcoming special events commemorating the opening weekend of the Forest of Dreams exhibition, please refer to this agenda of Opening Weekend Events.