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First-Nations Women

Rita Coolidge, Mary Youngblood, & Joanne Shenandoah
First-Nations Women
Friday, October 20, 2006 - 8:00pm
Three of the best-loved contemporary Native American female musicians join forces in an evening of both traditional and pop music. Pop star Rita Coolidge (Cherokee) won multiple Grammys with Kris Kristofferson. She now performs jazz standards and Native American-inspired music with her Cherokee group, Walela. Mary Youngblood (Aleut, Seminole) is believed to be the first woman to record professionally on the native fluteā€”an instrument traditionally played by men. The Sacramento area resident won the 2002 Grammy Award for Best Native American Music Album. Joanne Shenandoah (Iroquois) is an acclaimed composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist known for her blend of traditional and contemporary native music styles.

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Friday, October 20, 2006 - 8:00pm
Jackson Hall