Employee Community Fund of Boeing Brings Performance to Collinsville
The First Nations women’s a cappella group Ulali will perform in Collinsville on March 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm. This performance will take place at the Collinsville High School Auditorium and is made possible by a grant from the Employee Community Fund of Boeing and the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society. Ulali is a First Nations women’s a cappella group whose sound encompasses an array of Indigenous music including Southeast United States choral singing and pre-Columbian music. Their performance addresses Native American struggles as well as accomplishments. Ulali has traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad performing at venues like Woodstock 94, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, and the 1997 Smithsonian’s Folkways 50th Anniversary Gala at Carnegie Hall. They were awarded the “Eagle Spirit Award” while attending the 25th Annual American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, CA in 2000 and were each one of several winners of the “Native American Women’s Recognition Award” presented by the Friends of Ganondagan in Rochester, New York. Their video, “Follow Your Heart’s Desire” won “Best Music Video” at The American Indian Film Institute Awards. This will be an unforgettable event. Tickets are $20 or $18 for Society members. Tickets can be purchased on line at Eventbrite.com or by calling 618-344-7316.