Friday, November 24, 3 PM
$6 for Members and Students/ $8 Non Members and Non Students
Join us on Native American Heritage Day for a family-friendly program with Matoaka Little Eagle, song and story, and Julia Howl Haines, Harp and song. Through storytelling and music, they will celebrate our Earth and the Elements. They draw from generations of spirit/wisdom of Native, Indian, and Indo-European cultures. Their traditional and original music shares their gratitude for the elements and life, inviting the listener to a personal journey.
A program for audiences of all ages, please come to The Rosendale Theatre to experience moments of beauty, harmony, and sweet relief with the cross cultural concert of Julia and The Eagle.
About the Presenters:
MATOAKA LITTLE EAGLE: Tewa, Apache, and Chickahominy, is a culture bearer of diverse Native American cultures. A Native singer, dancer, and storyteller, she introduces diverse Native cultures in America, promoting respect, tolerance, and celebration. She has collaborated with David Amram, Pete Seeger, John Sebastian, John Cage, Pura Fe Ensemble, Ulali, Spider Woman Theater, Louis Mofsie, the Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, The Swift Eagle Dance Troupe, The Vanaver Caravan, bringing great joy and inspiration to her audiences. In 2022, she played the role of Grandma Jingle Dress in the award-winning contemporary Native musical premiere of “Distant Thunder” at the First Americans Museum in Oklahoma City.
JULIA HOWL HAINES, contemporary harper, independent composer, music therapist, and multi-instrumentalist, is recognized for her unique approach to the Celtic harp. A “harper among harpists” and a ‘hip harper” by the Irish press, she received First Prize for harp and voice at the O’Carolan Festival. Recordings include Odyssey, Thunder: Perfect Mind, HER SONGS, and WINDHARP: WIND/ WATER/LIGHT. She has recorded with Pauline Oliveros, The Roots, Tommy Hayes, Sylvain Leroux, Susan Werner, Laura Simms, Robert Esformes, Ubaka Hill, and David Oliver. She has presented her work at the Chennai Storytelling Festival, Rubin Museum, SUNY Ulster; Haverford College; University of Pennsylvania; Deep Listening Space, Miriam’s Well; Bard College; Drexel University; Temple University; Trinity Church, NYC and The Painted Bride Arts Center.
Generously Sponsored by:
High Meadow School