California State University, Fresno will provide venues for two events in the 2007 Tamejavi Festival, “Indigenous Music of the Americas through the Voices of Women” and “Blossoms of Fire.”
On Thursday Sept. 20, Martha Toledo and Mexican indigenous singer, Rocío Próspero Maldonado will perform at 7 p.m. in the Wahlberg Recital Hall in the Music Building.
Toledo is a performer, photographer and storyteller specializing in Zapotec music from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Maldonado is a singer from the northwestern region of the Mexican state, Michoacán) who is well known throughout Mexico as a researcher and performer of the P’urhepecha pirekuas, song and poetry from the Michoacán state.
Concert tickets are $5 general admission and $2 for students.
On Friday Sept. 21, at 5:15 p.m., the Cineculture club will sponsor “Blossoms of Fire,” a documentary directed and produced by Maureen Gosling.
The film illustrates the women of Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico, in all their brightly colored clothing, as they run their businesses and comment with angry humor on articles in the foreign press that inaccurately portray them as a promiscuous matriarchy.
The film will be shown in McLane Hall, room 121.
For more information or tickets, contact Myrna Martinez Nateras at the Pan-Valley Institute at 222.7678.