I WENT TO THE CAMA'I FESTIVAL 2012 IN BETHEL, ALASKA.
The CAMAI dance festival, sponsored by the Bethel Council on the Arts, is an annual three-day event which draws dozens of performance groups from rural Alaska as well as some groups from urban Alaska and other states. Most of the Festival performance groups are Native Dancers performing traditional Yup’ik and Inupiat story dances.
The CAMAI festival lasts for three days and draws very large crowds, filling the Bethel High School gymnasium to overflowing with hundreds of Bethel residents as well as people who travel to Bethel for the festival from throughout southwest Alaska. More information about the CAMAI festival (with pictures of the 2002 Festival, including the Anchorage Youth Symphony) may be found at the Bethel Council on the Arts website (www.bethelarts.com).
I ENJOYED MY TIME WITH FRIENDS AND GOT TO SEE MANY PEOPLE WHOM I'VE HAVEN'T SEEN FOR SOME TIME. IF ANY OF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE TO ATTEND THIS FESTIVAL... PLEASE DO SO... IT'S AN AWESOME AND UNFORGETTABLE EVENT YOU'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER!!!