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Global bazaar to feature indigenous wares, live music

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Indigenous rights group and nonprofit organization Cultural Survival will celebrate 26 years of bringing native art and crafts to the University community with an upcoming holiday bazaar this Dec. 3-4 at Pound Hall, 1563 Massachusetts Ave. The bazaar will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days.

More than 50 vendors from Latin America, Africa, and Asia will offer their wares for sale with a percentage of the proceeds supporting Cultural Survival and its work with indigenous cultures worldwide. Highlights of this year include Tibetan and West African food, Batik fabric from Bali, African carvings, Navajo and Maasai jewelry, and hand-blown Guatemalan glass. The bazaar will also feature live performances by Incas Wasi, a Peruvian world music group.

“The Cultural Survival bazaar brings together the work of dozens of skilled artisans and craftspeople from around the world in one place,” said Pia Maybury-Lewis, bazaar organizer and a co-founder of Cultural Survival with her husband David Maybury-Lewis, the Edward C. Henderson Research Professor of Anthropology. “With each step you take, the sights, smells, and sounds will transport you to a time and place in another land. Our members and friends come back year after year for this colorful event.”

Admission and parking is free. For more information about Cultural Survival and the bazaar, visit