Amerind in Tucson presents
Gabriel Ayala Concert for Healing
Live at the Fox Theatre, March 12, 2022, 3:00-4:30 pm
featuring Gabriel Ayala and the Ayala 5Tet
Gabriel Ayala, composer and classical guitarist, and his quintet will perform music across several genres including classical, jazz, and Ayala’s signature “jazz-menco.” Ayala’s newest healing works, composed during the pandemic quarantine, will be featured. Tickets on sale now for $30/person. The Amerind Museum is pleased to partner with the Fox Tucson Theatre in sharing Ayala’s talents.
About the Artist: A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, ASU Kerr Cultural Center, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin. Not only is Gabriel nationally recognized, he was the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.
Gabriel has been breaking stereotypes amongst Native and Non-Native people by performing classical, jazz, flamenco, and new compositions of his own. In 2009, Gabriel was nominated and performed in the Indian Summer Music Awards, Native American Music Awards, Aboriginal People Choice Awards, and the Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. He led the Native American Music Awards (NAMMY’s) with the most nominations and received Best Instrumental CD for “Tango!” Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, “Honor your elders, love your children, and respect your women”.
About the Amerind Museum: Founded in 1937, Amerind’s mission is to foster and promote an understanding of the Native Peoples of the Americas through research, education, conservation, and community engagement. Amerind is located on a breathtaking 1,900 acre campus in scenic Texas Canyon, just 1-hour drive east of Tucson. Learn more at www.amerind.org.