Point Arena Lighthouse Lecture Series: Kashaya Pomo Song StoryName: Point Arena Lighthouse Lecture Series: Kashaya Pomo Song StoryDate: August 17, 2019Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDTEvent Description:
On Saturday, August 17 at 5pm, Eric Wilder will present: “Kashaya Pomo Song Story” as part of the Lighthouse Lecture Series.
Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the Gift Store counter on arrival. All seating is first-come, first-served in the Lighthouse Museum (Fog Signal Building). Please join us!
About the Lecture:
"From the beginning of Kashaya Pomo history song has been an integral part of my people's life," says Eric. "I will talk from a perspective of my own training as a young child to become a singer. I will share the history of our songs and some of the origins and uses of songs. I will perform some samples of songs as examples as I tell the story of my training. I will talk about many of the different uses of songs and how they are used for prayer, dance, luck, protection and many other uses."
Eric will also talk about the acquisition of songs in Kashaya history, from the beginning of how songs came to be to various narratives of how some songs were bought or given to certain individuals for various purposes.
About the Presenter:
Eric is a member of the Kashaya Band of Pomo Indians and grew up on the Kashia Reservation. He is the grandson of Essie Parrish, one of the most well-known spiritual doctors of the Kashaya Pomo people. Her influence has helped to shape Eric’s professional career as an artist, storyteller, and former elected leader of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians. Eric and his family continue the tradition of educating the world about the Kashaya Pomo people for future generations. A prolific and talented graphic artist, Eric also owns Eric Wilder Graphics Co.