Native American Vocal Trio ULALI to Appear at HamiltonCollege

The Hamilton Performing Arts Series presents the music ofUlalion Friday, January 23, 1998 at 8:00 pm in Wellin Hall, Shambach Centerfor Music and the Performing Arts. Ulali features Pura Fe (Tuscarora), Soni(Mayan, Apache, Yacqui) and Jennifer (Tuscarora). These three women a cappellasingers deliver a mystical and sweeping sound that evolves from blending avariety of traditional and contemporary indigenous music of the Americas.

Their songs, accompanied bydrums and rattles, draw on an eclectic mix of southeastern Native Americanmusical styles such as stomp dance, Plains and northeastern Indian phrasing,Mexican Indian musical forms and tunes, as well as the vocal mixes and riffsfrom jazz, African-American gospel and blues.

American audiences got their taste of Ulali when they appeared on thesound track to the Turner documentary series "The Native Americans" andsubsequently had two of their songs featured on an album by Robbie Robertson.Ulali has performedat the 1996 Cultural Olympiad in Atlanta, GA, the gala opening at theSmithsonian's National Museum of American Indian in New York City, at theUnited Nation's 4th World Pre-Conference on Women at Woodstock 1994 as well asnumerous cultural festivals, conferences and concert halls throughout thecountry and Europe. The group has appeared on NPR radio several times and madetheir national televisiondebut when they performed with Robertson as featured guests on the "TonightShow with Jay Leno."

Ulali helped kick off the Indigo Girls' "Honor the Earth Tour" in thesummer of 1995 as one of their opening acts and contributed to the Honor theEarth album. They have shared the bill with Buffy Saint Marie, FloydWesterman, John Trudell, The American Indian Dance Theatre, Sting, RichieHavens, The B-52's, Jackson Browne, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Cyril Neville.

Tickets for the Ulali concert at Hamilton College's Wellin Hall are$15.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. For more information, call theHamilton College Performing Arts Ticket Office at (315) 859-4331.

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