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AZ Speaks: Pathways of Water: Historical Journeys Along Arizona’s Rivers

AZ Speaks: Pathways of Water: Historical Journeys Along Arizona’s Rivers

Water sustains life and has a significant role in our state’s history. The myths and stories of our indigenous tribes are rich with its references. Immigrants trod and floated Arizona’s waterways enduring great peril. Government surveyors explored and mapped our river systems. Huge dams blocked their flow to create vast reservoirs. This program will share some of these great adventures and the music and stories that accompanied them.

Presented by: Jay Craváth

Jay Craváth is a composer, writer and scholar in the field of music, humanities and Indigenous studies. Dr. Craváth has been on the Arizona Humanities Speakers Bureau since 1992. With a Ph.D. in humanities education, he enjoys crafting programs from these interests into discussions that include stories, musical performance and media. Dr. Craváth’s goal is to create engaging learning experiences—“scholarship with a zing!” His latest album of original music is entitled “Songs for Ancient Days.” You can hear his band, Dr J and the Botanicals, on his website www.jaycravath.com and around Arizona. His website also holds original documentaries, poetry, essays, and a novel, being serialized: The Wisdom of Blood.

This program is made possible by AZ Humanities.

Date:
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Arizona Time (change)
Location:
Meeting Room, Mesquite Library
Audience:
  Adults     Seniors  
Categories:
  Arts, Culture and Exhibits     AZ History and Culture  

Registration is required. There are 19 seats available.

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