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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 and video highlights of Jim PepperFest 2013  Thursday May 22 at Rosewood Initiative Community Center “A captivating look at the life of Native American … Continue reading

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Mayimba Music is new Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival sponsor  

New York City-based Mayimba Music, a music publishing company with an international reach, has become the Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival’s first out-of-Oregon partner with a generous $ 2,000 contribution to support our work.  Marti Cuevas, Mayimba Music’s President, became … Continue reading

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Jim PepperFest 2014: The Rosewood Initiative Series

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 … Continue reading

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John Betsch remembers Jim Pepper

“We met the summer of 1966 at a jam session in NYC with Chris Hills and a couple of others whose names escape me, and I was stunned by his sound and spirit. He was complaining about his chops and … Continue reading

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Winona LaDuke Remembers Jim Pepper

Winona LaDuke and Sean Aaron Cruz had an impromptu conversation about Jim Pepper in the KBOO 90.7 FM studios in May, 2010: Winona remembers Jim Pepper as “one of the great indigenous musicians of all time.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-Soll5Su18

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Remembering Jim Pepper, Oscar Pettiford, Floyd Red Crow Westerman…a note from David Amram

A Note from David Amram David Amram on the right From 1956-1959 when I was a member of the great bassist Oscar Pettiford’s big band, we would often go to his house after playing at Birdland and he would show … Continue reading

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A bad year for Native American musicians

By Sean Aaron Cruz Portland, Oregon— 2012 was a hellaciously bad year for recognition of Native American musicians. First, the Grammys killed off its Best Native American Album category. Just killed it off. Boom. Gone. Two in the chest, one … Continue reading

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