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ULALI and PURA FE Appearing Fri Sept 19th 2014 at 8:00pm

Don't miss this rare opportunity to hear  AWARD-WINNING PURE FE and her groundbreaking women's a capella group !!!!!      




Fri Sept  19th 2014  8:00pm

$18 in advance/$20 at the door

Bringing together three diverse artists, The Ulali Project has claimed a unique space in contemporary American music. Often described as a Native American musical group, Ulali’s work also bears strong elements of blue-grass, jazz, soul, and folk. Demonstrating its versatility, the group has worked with Robbie Robertson, the Indigo Girls, and Rita Coolidge in addition to providing vocals for the soundtrack to the television documentary The Native Americans and tracks to the movie Smoke Signals,

Its live shows include appearances at the revived Woodstock Music Festival in 1994, the Atlanta Summer Olympic Games in 1996, and the Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games in 2002. In between, Ulali has made numerous international appearances and has crossed North America doing shows at Native American cultural centers, commercial theaters, and college campuses. Through it all, pride in Native American traditions and their impact on American culture has been a recurring theme.

Ulali’s genre-mixing goes beyond blending contemporary and traditional musical styles. Building on its members’ diverse ancestral ties, the group invokes Native American forms from tribes throughout the Americas. Some songs feature dance rhythms from the Cherokee and Tuscarora of the southeastern United States, while others draw on vocal patterns of the Plains tribes from the north-central part of the country. Still others invoke African and Spanish influences

The group chose the name Ulali from the Tuscarora word that referred to the wood thrush, a song bird; the name was also bestowed on a woman with a beautiful voice in the Tuscarora culture. The group presents itself as a “First Nations” rather than Native American group. As members explain on their website: “We do not call ourselves ‘Native American’ because our blood and people were here long before this land was called the Americas. We are older than America can ever be and do not know the borders. Our Brothers and Sisters run North to South and into and under the waters for miles and years back.”

PURA FE - Singer/songwriter/musician, poet, artist, dancer, actor, teacher, and activist:

“With her voice soaring, foot stomping, this beautiful songbirdtranscends time and brings the message of our Ancestors who have sewn this beautiful seed, that makes powerful music”.   -Taj Mahal

This “Renaissance woman” is the founding member of the internationally renowned native woman’s a capella trio, ‘Ulali’, and is recognized for creating a new genre, bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the “mainstream” music industry.

Pura Fe has studied and performed with ‘The American Ballet Theatre’ company’, has been in several Broadway musicals and TV commercials. She has sung for ‘The Mercer Ellington Orchestra’, countless Jazz, R&B, Rock bands and has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demo’s, jingles, music videos and movie sound tracks/trailers through out her career. She was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) with ‘Kanatanaski & Pura Fe’ for best aboriginal music video. She’s appeared on

Jay Leno’s ‘The Tonight Show’, UK’s ‘The Late Show’ and Brazil’s ‘Joe Suares Show’ with Ulali and Robbie Robertson. Pura Fe has toured world wide, in concert halls, festivals, nightclubs, universities, Pow Wow’s, conferences, campaigns and endless benefits…for environmental and humanitarian rights.

CLICK HERE to visit Pura Fe's website

Opening the evening will be

Firmly rooted in the Lumbee Nation tradition, Dark Water Rising explores all themes of life, whether it is love, heartbreak, sacrifice, celebration, despair, or pain; all the while expressing their sentiment on issues affecting Native American communities.

Dark Water Rising coined the genre of their music as "Rocky Soul", which is about as original as the songs that they create.