The mission of the Sovereign Arts Society is to encourage
the survival, growth and cross-pollination of cultural
traditions by facilitating artistic exchange and collaboration
locally, nationally and internationally.
Our intent is to provide opportunities for experiences
in acceptance. Our overarching goal is to create hope
for a peaceful future.
The Sovereign Arts Society SAS) was created as a
labor of love by two Hispanic/Middle-Eastern women
in order to share their love, reverence and respect
for the living force of cultural traditions.
Utilizing the universal language of artistic self-expression,
our aim is to remove prejudicial barriers through the preservation
and promotion of multiculturalism. Through performances,
outreach programs, educational workshops and other interactive
explorations, we strive to nurture the creative spirit and
promote awareness of world cultures. SAS works primarily
with Afro-Caribbean artists, dancers and musicians of the
highest caliber, in order to convey authenticity of cultural
traditions in our programming.
Over the past seven years, SAS presentations have included
such critically acclaimed artists as Los Van Van, Grupo
Ban Rra Rra, Bamboleo, Afro-Cuba, Raices Profundas, Raices
Cubanas and Conjunto Folklorico Nacional in a variety
schools and venues throughout southern Arizona. Link to
To inspire, enlighten and empower young people,
often our most dynamic, accepting and underserved citizens,
the educational work of SAS focuses on interactive presentations
in elementary, middle and high schools in southern Arizona.
We have established on-going relationships with over 30
schools and seek to engage additional schools throughout
Our presentations incorporate the positive impact of tribal
and communal life, thereby inspiring audiences to explore
the essential importance of societal creativity. By incorporating
these traditions into their own continually evolving creative
process, our participants enhance the quality of their own
lives while creating united, vibrant and culturally aware