Larry Long Presents American Roots Revue Legacy Tour 2018-2019

American Roots Revue Legacy Tour in five rural Minnesota communities will bring together several of Minnesota’s most gifted performers and arts educators: JD Steele (Mr. Steele and his dynamic vocal siblings, “The Steeles”, have garnered nearly every major music award and accolade that Minnesota has to offer), Billy Peterson (Bass player, songwriter, composer, session musician, producer, and oldest musical son of the renowned Peterson family), Tonia Hughes (Tonia’s vocal style is colored with melodic acrobats and elements of Gospel, Blues, Jazz, R&B, Rock and Worship), Cory Wong (Besides being the guitarist for Ben Rector, American Roots Revue and Vulfpeck among others, Cory tours internationally as a featured artist), Petar Janjic (Petar Janjic may be young, but he has already proven himself to be a standout drummer in the Twin Cities), Larry Long (Smithsonian Folkways Recording artist who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes), Larry Long (Smithsonian Folkways Recording artist who has made his life work the celebration of everyday heroes), Adam Levy (Producer, guitarist & lead singer-songwriter for The Honeydogs), Robert Robinson (Pavarotti of gospel), Yohannes Tona (Ethiopian born Minneapolis bassist rooted in Afro-beat to Latin-Jazz, to Neo-soul, Funk and Reggae), Joe Savage (Pedal steel multifaceted perennial musician), and Billy Steele (piano, vocal, another member of the dynamic Steele family and producer of the Grammy Award winning Sounds of Blackness).
JUNE 6, 2018 Lower Dakota-Sioux Community – Morton
JUNE 24, 2018 Levee Park- Winona
JULY 11, 2018 – Prairie Island Mdewakanton Dakota Community
OCTOBER 5, 2018 – Mainstreet Arts Festival, Milan
MAY 1ST, 2019 – Lanesboro Arts, Lanesboro

Dodging Bullets — Stories from Survivors of Historical Trauma

As Executive Producer of Dodging Bullets, the first of its kind documentary film co-directed by First Nation and non-Indigenous film makers, Larry Long is honored to announce it’s World Premiere at the Thin Line Fest in Denton, Texas on Friday, April 20th, 6:30 P.M. at the Campus Theatre.

Dodging Bullets, a film-documentary that chronicles the impact of historical trauma on the lives of First Nation peoples today, has also been accepted by the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival for the following two Special Advanced Screenings:

Monday, Apr 16 / 7:00 PM / St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 – Minneapolis, MN

Thursday, Apr 19 / 6:45 PM / Metro State University, Film Space, Founders Hall, – St. Paul, MN

As my brother from the Lakota Nation Rick McArthur, who is prominently featured in Dodging Bullets, clearly states, “This (film) was made for the Wašicun eyes.”

Dodging Bullets takes the viewer on a journey between the past and present, beginning with first contact and the derogatory stereotypes of racist mascots and the movement to change the Washington football team’s name. It then moves to the horror of Indian boarding schools and forced assimilation, the ongoing violation of treaty rights and the prevalence of police violence and suicide on reservations. The film ends with a powerful testament to the healing taking place now across Indian Country.

Besides the Thin Line Fest in Denton, Texas & the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Dodging Bullets has been accepted to be screened at:

Vision Makers Film Festival, Lincoln, NE April 25th @ 7PM
Black Hills Film Festival, April 29th @ 1PM

“Stories of Survival from Historical Trauma will help us to heal. However, it is our connections to our culture, traditions, and family that has allowed us to not only to survive but will allow us to thrive now…and forever,” said Kathy Broere (Blackfeet) who directed the Browning Segment of the film.

Keith Secola was the composer for Dodging Bullets. Other First Nation Musicians include: Tall Paul, Dorene Day Waubanewquay, Mitch Walking Elk.

Interviewed or filmed include: Melissa L Walls, Dr. Anton Treuer, Emmy May, Chy, Dirk Whitebreast, Bree Waabinesiik Green, Dr. Michelle Johnson-Jennings, Melvin Lee Houston, Mike Her Many Horses, Leonard Thompson Jr., Rick McArthur, Leonard Thompson, Linda Eagle Speaker, Dennis Banks, Clyde Bellecourt, Joseph Marshall III, Venessa Goodthunder, Rachel Yehuda, Don Coyhis, Richie Plass, Lester Johnson III, Tara Houska, Larry Leventhal, Bill Means.

Benefit Concert: First Nation Youth to the Vatican

Join Larry Long; Dorene Day Waubanewquay; Max Gail; Prudence Johnson; Tom LeBlanc; MitchWalkingElk; and Joe Savage on Sunday, March 18, 2018 to help fund a trip for 12 First-Nation youth and elders to visit the Vatican to discuss the historical and inter-generational trauma resulting from the Doctrine of Discovery.

Master of Ceremonies: Dave Logsdon

First Universalist Church
3400 Dupont Ave. S., Minneapolis 55408

Open to the Public

$20 per person pre-paid, or $25 at the door

1:00 – 2:00 pm — Refreshments (additional donation); silent auction
2:00 – 4:00 pm – Concert and introduction of First Nation youths

Questions: 612-825- 1701

Co-Sponsored by Veterans for Peace, The Environmental Justice and Racial Teams of First Universalist Church, and American Roots Revue.

Tickets: $20 in advance (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indigenous-youth-to-the-vatican-tickets-43467617815); $25 at the door.

 

 

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