White Eagle and Pura Fe Photo/Foto: HIDVL
  • Title: White Eagle and Pura Fe Sing Rudy Martin's Songs
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 00:07:52
  • Language: English
  • Date: 1993
  • Location: Performed at The American Indian Community House, New York City.
  • Type-Format: performance
  • Cast: Rudy Martin, piano ; White Eagle, singer ; Pura Fé, singer
  • Credits: American Indian Community House, producer ; Rudy Martin, composer and lyricist

White Eagle and Pura Fe

White Eagle and Pura Fe perform songs written and composed by Rudy Martin (1951-1993). Interspersed between songs, Martin offers insight into the stories and meaning behind his lyrics. Rudy Martin (1951-1993), a Tewa/Navajo/Apache Indian from New Mexico was a talented lyricist, singer, and musician who was committed to educating the non-Indian public about Indians on and off the reservation. Martin worked as the public relations director for the American Indian Community House (AICH) in New York City. He also served as a character consultant for PBS's children's television series "Shining Time Station" and earned his master of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of The Arts. Pura Fe (Tuscarora), is a singer, composer, teacher, poet, dancer, and actress. She has studied with the American Ballet Theatre and Martha Graham, and has sung with the Mercer Ellington Orchestra. Fe is the founding member of Ulali, formerly known as Pura Fe, an a cappella Native women's trio that blends a variety of traditional and contemporary indigenous music of the Americas. White Eagle (Rosebud Sioux) was the first American Indian to sing lead roles in American musical theater and opera. He graduated from the prestigious Merola Opera Program at the San Francisco Opera and has performed with the Pennsylvania Opera Theater, Florentine Opera, Cleveland Opera, and others.


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