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Vol. 13 No. 3
Fall 2012
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Bright regalia and energetic dancing make the quechua Danza de Tizeras (Scissor Dance) of the Peruvian highlands a perennial favorite. The baggy trousers and fitted jackets are richly decorated with metallic embroidery, gold and silver fringe, and colored sequins and beads.


Healing Through Carving Rick Bartow (Wiyot), a musician, painter and sculptor, turned to art for recovery from post-Vietnam stress. His cedar-post carvings now bring healing…

Combining operatic vocalization with traditional Cahuilla singing was definitely an innovative ap

Music and dance also bind communities to the past when people have deep ancestral claims, as they

Reclaiming the Landscape Supernatural beings inhabited the mountains around California’s Cahuilla Indians before settlers renamed the land. Lewis deSoto’s installations are…