Vision of the Drum

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Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Vision of the Drum

Twelve Oregon-based American Indian/Alaska Native high school youth recently embarked on a 16-month music industry leadership program called “Setting the Stage," where they are writing, recording and marketing an original  album of contemporary-meets-traditional music in collaboration with multi-genre celebrity musicians. The 
program is designed by Portland-based Beats Lyrics Leaders (BLL), and brings together support 
from the NW Portland Area Indian Health Board, the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of 
Indians, the Native American Rehabilitation Association, PDX Pop Now!, the Oregon Arts 
Commission, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and Universal Records.

Tonight we speak with Chaz Mortimer, J Ross Parrelli and two Native students Ceici Renee La-Pier Fuentes and Modesta Frias.

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