March 04, 2007

Tuscarora mixes it

Jennifer Kreisberg’s Music is Fearless.  Just Like She IsBy the time this mixed-blood Tuscarora reached her teens, it became clear her voice was her calling. At 17, she joined the a capella trio Ulali which includes her cousins, Pura Fe and Soni Moreno.

Since the late 1980s, the trio has performed worldwide at venues including the Tonight Show, 2002 Olympics, Carnegie Hall, and the Kennedy Center. With their edgy messages and distinctive harmonies, Ulali has contributed to productions from Smoke Signals to the Showtime series, The L-word, and has worked with the best in the biz including Robbie Robertson, Buffy Sainte Marie, the Indigo Girls, and Neville Brothers. (They’ve even shared the stage with Sting...but we’ll forgive the ladies for that one.)

1 comment:

chrisrowlandfineart said...

I met Jennifer in 99 at a Nuke rally just outside of Nambe New Mexico. Ulali was playing with Arlo Guthrie. I fell head over heals with Jennifer and asked her if I could paint her, she was very shy but I was able to get her to look at a couple of paintings I had in my Truck. She accepted but my party was going one way and hers another way. She told me to contact her website and that they were going to perform for the upcoming Olympics. Well, that was a car wreck and a major operation ago… I had lost much of my long term memory and some short term also. I’m glad you posted this beautiful woman’s accomplishments.
When I heard them sing for the first time they took me to a place I had never been before. I think that night Star Anaya was standing in and she did an amazing job as they sang to the stars and earth…and to our hearts…