Chamber Music Series
featuring Native American Voices
Friday, April 17, 7:00 PM
The History Museum, 422 2nd St S
Sunday, April 19, 2:00 PM
First Congregational UCC, 2900 9th Ave S
Three Native Views will be presented in April. Raven Chacon, a Diné (Navajo) composer, created The Journey of the Horizontal People for the Kronos Quartet. You’ll want to get up and dance! Another Kronos-commissioned work invokes a similar impulse. According to South African composer Kevin Volans, “The title White Man Sleeps comes from a moment in nyanga panpipe music where the performers leave off playing their loud pipes ... and dance only to the sound of their ankle rattles, to let the white landowner sleep – for a minute or two.” Michael Foumai’s Flare Up is a breathlessly energetic work inspired by Samoan fire knife dancing. It’s a five-minute musical inferno!