The Jim Pepper Project: An Interview with Don Horn


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Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:00am
An interview with Don Horn of Triangle Productions
An interview with Don Horn, founder of Triangle Productions about their current play The Jim Pepper Project.

May 8 - 31, 2014

Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Matinees @ 2 pm

(no show Sunday, May 11)

Produced at
The Sanctuary@Sandy Plaza
(1785 NE Sandy Blvd)

There will be two talk backs during the run which will be held after the Sunday May 18 and 25th performances facilitated by Donita Fry Portland Youth and Elders Council Coordinator of the NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH AND FAMILY CENTER.

Jim Pepper was born James G. Pepper in Salem, Oregon, June 18, 1941; d. Portland, Oregon, February 10, 1992. He was an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and singer of Native American ancestry. Songwriter and saxophonist Jim Pepper adapted the song "Witchi Tai To" from an ancient peyote chant that he learned from his Native American grandfather. "Witchi Tai To" was first recorded by Pepper's group, the short lived, Everything Is Everything. The group's producers encouraged Pepper to express his Native American heritage in his music, and helped him work out the arrangement and English translation. To this day "Witchi Tai To" is the only hit in the history of the Billboard pop charts (reaching #69 in 1969) to feature an authentic Native American chant.

Watch a song from the play here.
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