Photo illustration of an accordion fo Waila Fest shot in the Star studio. Photo by Ron Medvescek/For the Arizona Daily Star on May. 23. 2008

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star 2008

Explore a new (to you) type of cultural dance music at the Desert Diamond's waila celebration this Saturday. 

Waila is a traditional dance music of the Tohono O'odham people, a variation of norteño music from Mexico, with European polka influences.

Gertie and the T.O. Boyz., Carl & Buddies, The Joaquin Brothers and T.O. Pride are all slated to play. 

The celebration runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. 

Desert Diamond is at 1100 W. Pima Mine Road in Sahuarita.