Fry-Bread Sanctuaries at the Kennedy Center and Smithsonian
Native Rock legend, Keith Secola, to premier songs from his newly composed, rock opera, entitled, "Seeds", August 7th, 6:00 PM at the Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, and August 8th, 5:00 PM, at the National Museum of the American Indian, Indian Summer Showcase 2009. The legendary american composer, will bring his group featuring vocalist Melanie Stormm and the Sampson Family Native Dance troupe to the DC Stages for two exciting evenings of Native Music and Dance. The concerts will include new unreleased songs, from the Rock Opera as well as classic native american standards, Indian Cars (NDN Karz), Frybread, Wailing Blues, Drum in my Car, plus others. The show will be a Native Music and Dance Review, a sound scape of Native America with beautifully choreographed dancers in America Indian Regalia Keith has been performing his progressive Native rock, blues, jazz, folk, world beat, through out North America and Europe for 2 decades. He calls it, cosmic american music, "Native Americana". As Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead, once told him, "keep playing and writing, America will get your music, good music falls through the cracks all the time, watch, it may take 10 years, but they will get and love it.". That time is now. With some of the most compelling performances at the grand opening of the Museum of the American Indian, Secola and the band, once again, return to the DC area, to inspire and share the sounds and dances of North America. His band includes, James Vickers (bass), Rhoda Ashley (drum), Melanie Stormm (vocal) and Keith Secola Jr, (percussion and native skate). The Sampson Family includes, mother and designer, Darice Sampson, her children and dancers are, Destiny, Samsoche (native flute) and Lumme. The Sampson family, dance with pride, humility and respect, their performances are vibrant, highly entertaining, physically demanding and audience friendly. Come dance and sing to the modern ritual, fill your hearts with Love and Joy, bring some back home and spread it around. "The healing of America", everyone is welcome, there’s enough for everyone, at these Frybread, sanctuary. Bring your children and elders.
August 7th 6:00 PM The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F. Street, NW Washington, DC 20566 Information 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600
August 8th 5:00 PM, National Museum of the American Indian Fourth Street & Independence Ave.,S.W. Washington, DC 20560