City of Goodyear Hot Coffee and Art Lecture


Please join us on Tuesday October 25, 2016 at 7 pm in the classroom of Goodyear Total Wine to hear from historian Dr. Jay Cravath. This free lecture, made possible by the Arizona Humanities Council, does not require registration and light refreshments will be served.


Instruments and Music of Arizona’s Pioneers:

The story of our state is not complete without music. Dr. Cravath will focus on the various genres of music that reflected the milieu and personalities of our various immigrants. Using musical instruments and stories, Dr. Cravath will present an artistic tableau of our past: heroes, villains, and the immigrants who passed through and settled in Arizona. For example, Coronado’s priests unrolled musical missal leaves during Mass to facilitate finding the seven cities of gold. The Indigenous tribes he encountered also had rich sacred and secular musical traditions. It is possible to learn much about a people from what they sang and the instruments that accompanied.


Goodyear Total Wine Classroom 1416 N. Litchfield Rd. Goodyear, AZ 85395

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