11:00 am - Paula Newman, opening song ("Big Yellow Taxi")
11:05 am - Richie Olivera, pan flute performance
12:05 pm - Technix, beatbox champion
12:15 pm - Welcome (Tenafly Mayor Peter Rustin, Green Team Chair John Warms)
12:30 pm - Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
1:30 pm - Jaliyo Kafo, traditional Gambian kora and balafon music from West Africa
3:00 pm - Conservatory of Performing Arts (music and dance)
3:30 pm - Nikki Manx Dance Project
Thunderbird American Indian Dancers
Founded in 1963 by descendents of the Mohawk, Hopi, Winnegabo, and San Blas tribes, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest Native American dance company in the New York area.
The company’s founding members were all “first generation,” meaning that their parents had been born on reservations, and they formed the troupe in order to preserve the traditions, songs, and dances learned from their parents.
Jaliyo Kafo, traditional Gambian kora and balafon music from West Africa
Salieu Suso is the leader of Jaliya Kafo, the Extended Family music ensemble. Salieu was born into a family of farmers, griots, traditional musicians, and historians, in Gambia, West Africa. As a child, he was trained to play the 21-stringed kora by his father, a renowned kora player. For his 2019 Earth Fair performance he will be joined by Ebrima Jassey on balafon.