D Faktion Nyne and Mumsigo Tribe Bands are Arizona based multi-generational bands with popular dance music of the Natives of Southern Arizona.
Popularly known as “Chicken Scratch”, Waila is the energetic dance music of the Native peoples of southern Arizona. Waila features the intertwining melodies of saxophone and accordion propelled by the rhythms of guitar, bass and drums.
Playing the Polkas and Two-Steps that are hallmarks of the Scratch sound, these multi-generational bands exemplify the confluence of music from Tohono O’odham and European culture.
In June 2012, D Faktion 9 Band won the first prize in the Chicken Scratch Battles of the Band.
Last week, Future Tense took part in Emerge, a conference at Arizona State University that is dedicated to designing the kind of future we want to live in. (ASU is a partner with Slate and the New America Foundation in Future Tense.) As part of Emerge, participants in assorted workshops created videos, journals, plays, and more to imagine different parts of our future. Continue reading →
The past weekend saw EMERGE 2013 at ASU. The theme was “The Future of Truth”, and there was a level of carnival creativity rarely seen in the rather stolid world of academia; there were dancers, full body 3D scanners, philosophy in public, and similar insanity. Continue reading →
After experiencing firsthand the 72 hour Emerge 2013 festival I am still hard pressed to express exactly what just happened. I liken Emerge to a reengineered petri dish whose occupancy willingly entered its confines by fearlessly climbing to its upmost edge and jumping in headfirst. I sincerely doubt that even the curators of Emerge know precisely what this cohesive containment of unbridled creativity will produce. I am equally positive that this temporal unknown is by design.