Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American and Multicultural Festival

Celebrating our 20th Anniversary!

Sunday, June 5, 2022 11am-6pm in Inwood Hill Park 

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Lotus Music and Dance is thrilled to announce that Drums Along the Hudson: A Native American Festival and Multicultural Celebration will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday, June 5th 2022. The all-day event will feature Honorees Katsitsionni Fox, Akwesasne Mohawk Artist, Filmmaker, and Educator, and Hezues R, Entrepreneur, producer, and filmmaker, as well as special guest Oren Lyons of the Onondaga Council of Chiefs, renowned Haudenosaunee diplomat, Faith Keeper in the Turtle Clan, and environmental advocate. The event will also welcome Mohawk Elder Tom Porter, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, Allegany River Seneca Nation Dancers and Singers, Songhee Lee - Korean Dancers and Drummers, Dancing Crane Georgian Ensemble, Batalá Afro-Brazilian Drummers, Kalpulli Huehuethlatholi Drummers and Dancers, and more to be announced. RSVP today to ensure you receive updates!

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About Drums Along the Hudson®
A Native American and Multicultural Celebration

In September 2002, with a generous grant from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Kamala Cesar, Artistic Director of Lotus Music and Dance, and Carl Nelson, Producer, created Drums Along the Hudson®: A Native American Festival. It began as a traditional Pow Wow to celebrate Native American heritage and culture, and also to commemorate the Lenape people who first inhabited Inwood Hill Park, or Shorakapok ("edge of the water"). This event first took place annually in the spring, thereafter we added something new and different each year to make the event more exciting and enjoyable -- including a Shad tasting, a White Pine tree planting (the Iroquois symbol of peace), international foods, drummers and dancers and a Native American Arts in Education Initiative. The event has attracted attendees from 400 in the first year to over 8,000 in recent years. Learn More