People of the Drum 

November 11, 2019

The Seattle Peace Chorus is proud to present our up-coming concerts, People of the Drum, in honor of Native Americans and their contributions to our nation, community, and environment. We wish to express our solidarity with them and with their struggle for identity and cultural preservation. Our concert program represents a collaboration with our Native American communities and features music composed by Frederick N. West, the director of the Seattle Peace Chorus. Native American singers, drummers, story tellers, and tribal elders will be an integral part of our concert.

Native American tribes in the United States have struggled for years to uphold treaties that protect their rights to fishing, hunting, and preservation of their sacred grounds. This work will include poetic renderings of these and other legacies, including the Navajo prayer “Beauty before us, beauty behind us, we walk in beauty; it is finished in beauty.”

We present this concert at two Native American sites in Seattle with limited seating: Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.

Featured Artists

  • Frederick N. West, Director Seattle Peace Chorus and composer of the musical program
  • Sondra Segundo-Cunningham, Haida singer
  • Johnny Moses, Tulalip storyteller
  • Kevin Locke, Lakota hoop dancer, story teller, and Native American flute expert (Duwamish Longhouse only)
  • Noel Parish, Native American jingle dancer (Daybreak Star only)
  • Professional chamber orchestra
  • Edie Loyer Nelson, Duwamish tribal elder

Thank you for your contribution and your support. Our goals of promoting peace and justice and making connections with justice-minded people of our Seattle community, our country, and the world is enhanced by your support both in attendance at our concerts and financially.

Your ticket for Sunday or Saturday is good for only the given date and venue. Seating is limited, so get your tickets as soon as possible from a chorus member (see Rev. Donene Blair), or on Brown Paper Tickets (see below). Because of the limited number of seats available at these venues, ticket prices are $30 at the door; $25 in advance; $23 seniors, students, special needs.

Sunday November 17,  3 pm, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center5011 Bernie Whitebear Way, Seattle, WA 98199 Click to buy tickets

Saturday November 23 , 7 pm, Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center, 4705 W Marginal Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106 Click to buy tickets



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