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Ulali - "Mother" [Live at Smithsonian Folklife Festival 1997]
In this video recorded during the 1997 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Ulali perform "Mother" from the 1995 album 'Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women' on Smithsonian Folkways. Ulali is a group of First Nations women who combine drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments with their powerful voices to create a potent blend of traditional Native American roots music and contemporary styles. Pura Fé, Jennifer Kreisberg, and Soni Moreno formed the a capella trio in 1987 and have performed around the world, including work with the Indigo Girls and in the movie "Smoke Signals." This performance exhibits the group's range and captivating talent. 'Heartbeat: Voices of First Nations Women' is available on CD and digital. Stream/purchase: Smithsonian Folkways: Spotify: Powerful living music from Native women in the United States and Canada includes performances rarely heard beyond these artists’ communities. Ceremonial and social songs traditionally sung by women, other music now performed by women, and material that combines traditional and contemporary themes and musical forms. Thirty-four selections present a seamless range of solo, choral, and instrumental pieces, forming pulsating and driving music, the heart of Indian Country. "A majestic offering." — Entertainment Weekly. Ulali Facebook: Smithsonian Folkways: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: The content and comments posted here are subject to the Smithsonian Institution copyright and privacy policy ( Smithsonian reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any content at any time.
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3 min 2 sec
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music folk "Woody Guthrie" "Pete Seeger" Smithsonian Folkways old-time non-profit
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