November 17, 2020, 6:00 p.m.
William Madrigal and the Cahuilla Bird singers and dancers are a group that is part of a long, inter-generational tradition of culture bearers within the local Riverside County, California Indian community. Will and his group are members of the Cahuilla Nation of Southern California, a federally recognized Indian nation. Through life-long commitment, they have been given the gift of bird singing through oral teachings from the elders of the reservation community. They adhere to the strict protocol of the Cahuilla culture in regards to public expression and presentations. The bird songs and dances are a celebration of life for all people. They retrace the origin story of the Cahuilla people, plants, animals, and landscapes, and are sung throughout Southern California today.