Jim Pepper’s Powwow documentary in Portland May 22

Pepper’s Powwow

Sandra Osawa’s award-winning documentary

on the life and music of Jim Pepper (Kaw/Creek) 1941-1992


video highlights of Jim PepperFest 2013

 Thursday May 22 at Rosewood Initiative Community Center

Jim Pepper - Pepper's Powwow

“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)

 Thursday May 22 at Rosewood Initiative Community Center

16126 SE Stark Street, Portland

Doors open – 5:30 pm  Program – 6:00 to 8:00 pm

 Free admission, donation requested, everyone welcome, family friendly

 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

About 1000nations

Sean Aaron Cruz is Executive Director of 1000 Nations and a co-founder of The Friends of Celilo Falls. He is the organizer of the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival. He is co-author of Winona LaDuke's new book, "The Militarization of Indian Country." He is the father of four children who disappeared into Utah in a Mormon abduction in 1996, and the author of Oregon's landmark anti-kidnapping statute "Aaron's Law" (Senate Bill 1041), named for his late son Aaron Cruz. He writes online as Blogolitical Sean.
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