Wednesday, November 19, 2008


All people- place-based, indigenous, and non-indigenous, will forever continue the form of self expression we can find through music. This video is of the women's Native American a cappella group, who created there sound by combining their traditional musical roots with personal contemporary style. The members of the group include Pura Fe, Soni, and Jennifer. Their music has been featured on NPR, as well as the Tonight Show, the feature film, 'Smoke Signals,' and even the Atlanta Olympics. 

"Ulali's sound encompasses an array of indigenous music including Southeast United States choral singing (pre-blues and gospel) and pre-Columbian music." 

"Breaking the stereotypes of Native women, Ulali is political, romantic, and humorous."

- Emily Ross

1 comment:

karenc5 said...

ulali and pura fe (one of the singers who has a solo career) ROCK!!! thanks for posting this. i will be playing their music next quarter in "the anthropology of rock and roll" (anth 269). check out the song museum cases...