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June 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

A Preview of the Sacajawea Opera

Join us for a conversation about Nu Nah-Hup: Sacajawea’s Story, a new opera that reimagines the story of Sacajawea from her Indigenous perspective based upon the oral history and language of her familial descendants. Nu Nah-Hup: Sacajawea’s Story is a historical epic infused with Native American language, oral history, music, culture, drawing upon verismo, bel canto, and American folk traditions. This conversation between Roseann Abrahamson, Hovia Edwards, and Justin Ralls will explore the origins of this production, preview the music and scenes, and examine the importance of language and oral history.  This event is supported by the Idaho Humanities Council’s Gem State Grant.  Registration is required for the in-person event, this program will be livestreamed.

Panelists include:

– Rose Ann Abrahamson: Abrahamson is a recognized authority of the Agai’dika /Lemhi-Shoshone Cultural History and Language and is a great, great grandniece of Sacajawea.

– Hovia Edwards: Edwards, of Shoshone-Navajo-Okanogan heritage is a flutist, composer, and cultural leader.

– Justin Ralls, PhD: Ralls is an award-winning composer and conductor working in opera, film, concert, and multimedia.

Details

Date:
June 22
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://thecommunitylibrary.libcal.com/event/12379586

Organizer

The Community Library
Phone
208-806-2621
Email
mwilliams@comlib.org
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Venue

The Community Library
415 Spruce Ave
Ketchum, ID 83340 United States
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Phone
(208) 726-3493
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