Elisa Harkins Performs Next VIRTUAL @ LOW END
July 14th, 2020
Omaha, NEâ€”The Bemis Center for Contemporary Artsâ€™ next virtual concert will feature artist and composer Elisa Harkins. Harkins sings in a combination of English, Cherokee, and Muscogee Creek languages, but in addition to performing traditional hymns, sheâ€™s composing electronic dance music. Her ongoing project, Wampum, is a narrative of Indigenous Futurism.
Wampum is the story of cultural preservation, both literally and figuratively. The protagonist is a cybernetic superstar who protects her peopleâ€™s language and history. At the same time her traditional Cherokee tear dress, rather than calico or cotton, is satin with rhinestones in true disco fashion.
In the real world, Harkinsâ€™ music has already spread Cherokee and Muscogee Creek language beyond United States borders with plays online and on Sirius XM.
Elisa Harkins will perform live at the Bemis Centerâ€™s next VIRTUAL @ LOW END concert, Thursday, July 16 at 8:00pm. For more information, visit BemisCenter.org.
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