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Miners, Cowboys, and Washerwomen

Work songs of Arizona

In a narrative and musical portrait of working class music, this program explores its roots and rhythms in Arizona.


From Hopi basket melodies and the Yavapai acorn-gathering songs, to the cotton fields of Chandler and the crooked streets of Jerome, songs were companions to the immigrants who explored and built our state. 


The local creek was a popular spot to do laundry.


The mines, cattle companies, and farmers all depended on the many rail routes that crossed the state.

"Knew how to explain and followed up with much appreciated music with several different instruments! We will do this again!"

     Attendee, Sounds of Kingman

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