Martha Redbone Workshop

Posted: September 19, 2013

You are invited to a very special workshop with award-winning musical artist Martha Redbone on Friday, September 27 at 2:00pm in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons.

Alongside her career as a recording artist and songwriter Redbone has maintained a steady involvement with causes she believes in, including an annual Traditional Music Workshop within the United Houma Nation’s Cultural Enrichment Summer Camp program teaching grade school age children the music from her Choctaw and Cherokee heritage as well as incorporating the tribe’s own Houma-French language. She has also given talks on subjects ranging from Indigenous People’s rights to the role of arts in politics and on Native Identity. Her album “Skintalk” is part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian as an example of contemporary Native American music. She is featured in NMAI’s current exhibit “Up Where We Belong- Native Americans in Popular Culture.” You can learn more about her music and background at www.martharedbone.com.

In this workshop, offered in conjunction with her performance at Scripps College’s Levitt on the Lawn concert, Redbone will talk about traditional Native American music, the influence it has had on her work, and how she blends this heritage with other musical styles.

Space for this workshop is limited, and RSVPs are required. If demand exceeds the space available, a lottery will be used to select the attendees.

Please respond with your interest to Karen Fagan, Director of Public Events and Community Programs, no later than Wednesday, September 25.

Thank you, and we hope you will join us for this unique opportunity.

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