Duke Performances
Pura Fe 'My People My Land'

Music Maker 25
Native American:
Pura Fé,
Cary Morin,
Deer Clan Singers,
& Lakota John & Kin

Saturday, December 7, 2019 | 1:00 pm

The Fruit


The ‘Music Maker 25’ package, which provides access to all seven ‘Music Maker 25′ shows at The Fruit, and single tickets are now on sale. $10 Duke student tickets will go on sale TUESDAY, AUGUST 27 at 11 AM. Packages and single tickets can be purchased online, via phone at 919-684-4444, and in person at the Duke University Box Office, Monday through Friday, 11 AM to 6 PM.

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At this Saturday matinee presentation, an intergenerational mix of performers from the U.S. and Canada demonstrates the extraordinary range of sounds and musical styles being advanced by Native American artists. Over the past 25 years, Pura Fé’s voice has graced records by the Indigo Girls, Robert Mirabal, and The Band’s Robbie Robertson, among others. Her own albums, with a capella trio Ulali as well as solo, place her mesmerizing vocals front and center. Born and raised in Montana, Crow tribal member Cary Morin shifted from the rock-oriented ensemble The Atoll to the acoustic fingerpicking now synonymous with his solo work. Sharing Tuscarora lineage with Pura Fé, the Deer Clan Singers bring indigenous traditions into the present. Pura Fé hosts the proceedings, with opening sets by Morin and Deer Clan Singers. Scarcely into his twenties, Pembroke-based Lumbee and Lakota guitarist Lakota John & Kin perform in the exhibition space at The Fruit prior to the performance.

Music Maker 25 is part of the Smithsonian Year of Music. For more information visit https://music.si.edu.

“Tuscarora tribe descendant Pura Fé blends world beat rhythms with Southern blues and her own powerful vocals.”

San Francisco Chronicle (on Pura Fé)

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