Bach & Beethoven Experience at the Bloomington Early Music Festival

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Bach & Beethoven Experience at the Bloomington Early Music Festival

May 23 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Free

The Story of Pa I Sha

(Chicago, IL) Following three generations of BBE Artistic Director Brandi Berry Benson’s own Chickasaw ancestors, this musical journey begins with her fourth great-grandmother, Pa I Sha, who walked the Trail of Tears (or the Removal). The program moves on to Pa I Sha’s daughter Mary, marriage to a Civil War soldier, their nine children, and their experience as an interracial family forced to live in a tent outside of town. The final stage of the program addresses the discrimination that led this family and later generations to deny their full degree of Indian blood or to deny their indigenous identity altogether. Using melodies of the Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, the performance features a narrator/vocalist (in English with some Chickasaw language), traverso, Native American flute, period strings, and Chickasaw percussion. In person and livestreamed at blemf.org.

Details

Date:
May 23
Time:
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://blemf.org/

Organizer

Bloomington Early Music
Email
office@blemf.org
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Other

Contact Name
Maggie Eronimous
Contact Phone
303-829-5796
Contact Email
[email protected]

Venue

FAR Center for Contemporary Arts
505 W. 4th Street
BLOOMINGTON, IN 47402 United States
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