Drums Along The Hudson - Sunday, May 17th, 2009
A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL

View the 2009 Drums Program Booklet


Program is subject to change.

11:00 am: Area 1 — Main Stage
Opening Ceremony:
Sandra Bookman - ABC TV Weekend Anchor
Thanksgiving Address with Ioherase Ransom
Mohawk Singers and Dancers & All Native People in Regalia

11:00 am: Area 2 - Tent Area (Environmental Tent)
Exhibition of Environmental Art supplied by Casa Frela Gallery
All Day Long

11:00 am: Area 2 - Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Storytelling by Nitchen
with Christina Bryant

11:30 am: Area 2 - Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Appearance by Parrots for Peace

11:40 am : Area 1 - Main Stage                      
Seema's Bollywood Dancers & Drummers

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12:00 pm: Area 2 – Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Corn Husk Doll making for Children by Nitchen
With Ann Mullins
Appearance by: Captain Planet

12:15 pm: Area 2 – Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Appearance by: Parrots for Peace

12:20 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Kahurangi Maori Dance Theatre
(Indigenous Performers from New Zealand)

12:30 pm : Area 2 – Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Maori traditions and customs demonstrated and explained by
John Bailey


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12:45 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Introduction of elected officials by Sandra Bookman
Honoring: Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder, Humanitarian & Author
                                                  &
Laura Turner Seydel , Environmentalist & Chairman of the Captain Planet Foundation
Main Stage Appearance by: Captain Planet

1:15 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Planting of the White Pine - Native Ceremony of Peace
(With
Special Rembrance of Ronaldo Reyes, Common Ground)
Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder, Humanitarian & Author
Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director/Founder, Lotus Music & Dance
Laura Turner Seydel, Environmentalist & Chairman of Captain Planet Foundation
Jennifer Hoppa, Director, North Manhattan Parks & Recreation
Sandra Bookman, Weekend Anchor, WABC-TV
Carl Nelson, Producer, Drums Along the Hudson

1:30 pm: Area 3– Field
Pow Wow
Introduction of Honorees at Pow Wow by Pow Wow Emcee Louis Mofsie

Honorees: Tom Porter, Mohawk Elder, Humanitarian & Author
Laura Turner Seydel, Environmentalist & Chairman of Captain Planet Foundation

Pow Wow
Dancing, Drumming and Singing
with the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Native Performers
 with Audience Participation

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3:20 pm: Area 2 – Tent Area (Storytelling Tent)
Corn Husk Doll Making &
Storytelling by Nitchen
with Ann Mullins & Christina Bryant

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4:15 pm: Area 1 - Main Stage
Welcome back to the Main Stage by Patrick Riley & Tetiana Anderson
Appearance by Parrots for Peace
& Captain Planet

4:30 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Peruincafolk Music & Dance Project
Native Performers from Peru

5:10 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Songhee Lee Traditional Korean Dancers & Drummers

5:40 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Mohawk Singers and Dancers with Special Guests

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5:50 pm: Area 1 – Main Stage
Closing Remarks by TBA

Drummers, Dancers and All are invited for the
Unity Stomp & Closing Ceremony