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KANTAN I TAOTAO TANO' RECITAL

Hafa Adai!

Si Yu'os Ma'ase in your interest in attending our biyearly recital.  This is our biggest fundraiser that we hold every 2 years and the funds raised help us function as an organization, but most of all we want to feature all the hard work of everyone involved in our Guma'.

Guma' Imahe was built in love for the Chamorro culture through Kanta (Song), Lalai (Chant), Baila (Dance) and Lengguahi (Language).  It is very important that everyone in our Guma' focuses on this love because it will strengthen how we view ourselves now and in the future.

Kantan I Taotao Tano' will showcase many songs and chants written by individuals who have stood by our Guma' throughout the years; to name a few,  Master of Chamorro Dance Frank Rabon (Guma' Taotao Tano'), Dr. Benjie Santiago (Natibu Dance Academy), Master of Chamorro Storytelling Peter Onedera, and Jesse Bais and Ruby Santos. These songs and chants will be choreographed by our Founder and Instructor, Saina Joel Larimer.

On this page, you will have access to purchase tickets and become a sponsor.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!

There are a few ways to get your tickets:

  1. Get them directly from one our dancers, drummers, musicians, or parents.

  2. Online (Transaction fees apply)

  3. At the door (limited tickets will be available the day of)

BECOME A SPONSOR

SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

 

PRE-EVENT RECOGNITION

- Social Media Promotion

- Name/Logo on Partner Page of Imahe website from the time of commitment

- Email Blasts

- Name/Logo On All Event Flyers

- Name/Logo On All Event Trailers

- Press Release

EVENT RECOGNITION

- 20 Complimentary Tickets to Recital (Tickets will be delivered 2 weeks prior to the event)

- Full Page Ad in Recital Program Booklet (Print Ready Ads must be submitted by June 29, 2024)

- Banner to be hung at Recital (Banner must be provided to Imahe a day before the Recital)

- Podium Recognition during welcome remarks, intermissions, and closing

- Table set up

- Recognition Certificate

POST-EVENT RECOGNITION

- Receipt of Quarterly Newsletter with Name/Logo

- Name announced at Imahe sponsored events

- Free Imahe Presentation (Upon Availability)

SPONSORSHIP APPLICATION

Sponsorship Applications must be submitted by July 6, 2024. Please make checks payable to: IMAHE

Checks can either be picked up by an authorized Imahe representative or can be mailed to:

IMAHE

635 N. Fife St. Unit A

Tacoma, WA 98406

If your Level of Sponsorship includes an ad, the ads must be 300 dpi and submitted June 30, 2024 via email to:

gic@gumaimahe.org

Imahe is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Tax ID# 45-5182120. You may be eligible to claim a tax deduction for your contribution (please discuss with your tax advisor). A copy of your Sponsorship Application will be sent to you for your records.

Si Yu'os Ma'ase (Thank You)

Hafa Adai!

On behalf of the Imahe Organization and all it's cultural practitioners involved, please allow me to introduce our program to you. Imahe offers quality song, chant, dance, language, and historical instruction in a friendly, positive atmosphere from beginner to advanced level students starting at the age of 5 years old and older. We mainly feature cultural performing arts from Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, but are not limited to share the cultures of our brothers and sisters in other Pacific Islands.

As the instructor of over 30 years of years in cultural dance, I strive to cultivate a positive learning environment where all cultural practitioners can learn, have fun, be creative, and enjoy the incredible world of Chamorro cultural arts.

 

It is Imahe's mission to instill importance of developing, promoting, appreciation, and knowledge of traditional values of our Chamorro cultural songs, chants, dances, language, and history among the community through performances, participatory events, concerts, as well as becoming active participants in the community.

Our organization is in need of your sponsorship as we commemorate the existence and cultural performing arts preservation of our Chamorro people and our islands by presenting our annual recital entitled, "Imahe: Images of the Past, Present, and Future". Throughout the years, the families involved in our organization are asked to pay for fees associated to produce this event. As you can imagine, this can get very costly.

Imahe is requesting your sponsorship for our annual recital which will be held on August 3, 2024 at the Mt. Tahoma High School Fine Arts Auditorium in Tacoma, Washington.

The primary source of funding for Imahe is gained through fundraisers, presentations, and sponsors such as yourself. Imahe receives no government funding.

Imahe continues to provide services to many surrounding cities, schools, businesses, and nonprofit organizations and is a proud partner of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) and Para I Prubechon I Taotao-ta (PIPIT Inc). The funds raised will mainly assist in producing our annual recital. Any extra funding will be used on educational supplies, instruments, costuming, and help us acquire a dedicated building to expand our educational community outreach.

Your sponsorship will assure the success of Imahe and our recital. Below you will see our sponsorship levels. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

Saina Ma'ase,

Joel Larimer, Founder

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