Join us at the Florence Community Library for a presentation and performance of Waila music! On Friday, November 13, at 5:30 pm, the Florence Community Library is hosting the local group, “Southern Scratch.” They not only play this unique music, they also explain the style and the instrumentation of the music and how it has changed over time.
Also known as Chicken Scratch, Waila music was developed by the Tohono O’odham and Akimel O’odham Indians in the 1800s. It evolved from the fiddle music that was played at that time. Today it is a popular dance music played at parties, weddings, festivals and many other events.
To sign up, or for more information, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.
This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences.