The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival will produce a series of monthly events at The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark Street in Portland, beginning the evening of April 13, 2014, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Admission will be free to the community, donation requested.
Opening the series will be a showing of Pepper’s Powwow, Sandra Osawa’s award-winning documentary about Jim Pepper.
“A captivating look at the life of Native American jazz saxophone pioneer Jim Pepper, the first musician to fuse Native American music with jazz. The documentary soars with diverse musical highlights, including Pepper’s grandfather’s recording of the peyote chant “Witchi Tai To,” which Pepper developed into a crossover hit on both the jazz and Top 40 charts. Pepper’s life and music harmonized two distinct cultures, and serve as a poetic example for all indigenous people, ‘walking in two worlds with one spirit.’” — The Independent Television Service (ITVS)
Also on the April 13 program: Highlights of Jim PepperFest 2013, featuring the Turquoise Pride drum.
Turquoise Pride at Jim PepperFest 2013
Your hosts for the evening: Luciana Proaño and Tony Garcia
For directions to The Rosewood Initiative: http://rosewoodinitiative.org/
Mark your calendars: The Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival will be back at Parkrose HS Performing Arts Center on Saturday, September 13, 2014. Schedules and artists TBA.
Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival: www.Jimpepperfest.net
Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JimPepperNativeArtsFestival
YouTube channel: http://youtu.be/nZPYVpnNcEQ
Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival Executive Committee:
Sean Aaron Cruz