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Blues Power in the Tuscarora Homeland: The Music of Pura Fé

Blues Power in the Tuscarora Homeland: The Music of Pura Fé essay .................... Blues Power in the Tuscarora Homeland The Music of Pura Fé by John W. Troutman Tuscarora musician Pura Fé Crescioni has toured the world for over two decades--since 1987 with the Native a cappella trio she founded, "Ulali," and for the past few years as a solo artist. Pura Fé has shared the stage with such artists as Buffy Saint Marie, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young, and Bonnie Raitt. Photograph by Patricia de Gorostarzu, courtesy of Pura Fé Crescioni. his late April 200 day marked the nicest that New Yorkers had yet experienced in the year. Pura Fé and her accompanist, Danny Godinez, were rehearsing on a bench in Central Park, reveling in the deep luster of the Sunday afternoon sky. Anyone from Seattle knows not to take such days for granted, and Pura Fé, who had recently relocated there from North Carolina, was no exception. After practicing for a while and soaking in the sun and the smiles of New Yorkers beaming from its warmth, she and Danny gathered more equipment from their rooms in the Excelsior Hotel and walked across the street to the main entrance of the Museum of Natural History. The welcome at http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Blues Power in the Tuscarora Homeland: The Music of Pura Fé

Southern Cultures , Volume 15 (3) – Aug 13, 2009

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essay .................... Blues Power in the Tuscarora Homeland The Music of Pura Fé by John W. Troutman Tuscarora musician Pura Fé Crescioni has toured the world for over two decades--since 1987 with the Native a cappella trio she founded, "Ulali," and for the past few years as a solo artist. Pura Fé has shared the stage with such artists as Buffy Saint Marie, Robbie Robertson, Neil Young, and Bonnie Raitt. Photograph by Patricia de Gorostarzu, courtesy of Pura Fé Crescioni. his late April 200 day marked the nicest that New Yorkers had yet experienced in the year. Pura Fé and her accompanist, Danny Godinez, were rehearsing on a bench in Central Park, reveling in the deep luster of the Sunday afternoon sky. Anyone from Seattle knows not to take such days for granted, and Pura Fé, who had recently relocated there from North Carolina, was no exception. After practicing for a while and soaking in the sun and the smiles of New Yorkers beaming from its warmth, she and Danny gathered more equipment from their rooms in the Excelsior Hotel and walked across the street to the main entrance of the Museum of Natural History. The welcome at

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Published: Aug 13, 2009

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