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Presentation: Pan American Companion Plant Stories with Alicia Retes

Sunday, 12/3/2023
3:00 - 3:45
Western Addition Meeting Room
Western Addition

1550 Scott Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
United States

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Inspired by many legends of The Three Sisters - Corn, Bean and Squash, this story and music adaptation includes colorful corn husk characters who reveal their origins in the Americas. The Plant Sisters engage the audience to share their dreams, trials and tribulations of independence, respect, cooperation and community service. The Three Sisters lead the way to other companion plants, like Tomato and Cilantro.  As an honor to the Coast Miwok of Marin, audiences will learn how Coyote brought music to the people and learn how to play traditional Elderberry Clapper Stick Rattles and sing along with Retes in songs composed in English, Spanish and Coast Miwok.

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