Published June 8, 2018
LOS ANGELES — Ulali will perform at the Summer Series of free concerts at Grand Performances at California Plaza Saturday, June 9,2018.
Ulali, is one of the most important and enduring American Indian ensembles. The women of Ulali blend their voices and hand percussion to create powerful music to celebrate struggles, triumphs, and everyday life.
Southern California Indigenous poetry and storytelling will weave throughout the evening.
Ulali is one of the first groups to fuse American Indian musical influences and modern influences. Founded in 1987, Pura Fé, Ulali’s founding member is recognized for creating a new genre, bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the “mainstream” music industry.
Spoken word program includes: Kenny Ramos, a spoken word artist, actor and American Indian community activist. Kinsale Hueston, a high school student, 2017 National Student Poet for the West award recipient and the first American Indian to receive this title, she will be attending Yale in the fall. Also, Tazbah Rose Chavez, a poet and spoken word artist from the Bishop Paiute Reservation in Central California.
Now in its second year of a two-year series, this show is part of First Peoples, New Voices. featuring extraordinary artists from various North American Indigenous communities who use contemporary music, dance, and theater to share their compelling stories
Please visit www.grandperformances.org for full line-up.
Summer Series of free concerts with Ulali
Mari Riddle, Executive Director, Grand Performances
Ulali, First Nation a Capella Group
Kenny Ramos, Spoken Word Artist/Actor/American Indian Community Activist
Kinsale Hueston, Student, 2017 National Student Poet, West Award Recipient
Tazbah Rose Chavez, Poet and Spoken Word Artist
Saturday, June 9, 2018, 8:00 pm
Grand Performances at California Plaza
350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071