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Pura Fé

Indigenous Blues musician, co-founder of Ulali

If you're not familiar with the name Pura Fé but you've seen the film Smoke Signals, then you're already familiar with her trio, Ulali. Pura Fé, who will perform solo in Grand Marais, is also an amazing blues artist. If you enjoyed Ruthie Foster in May, or you're a fan of Bonnie Raitt's classic blues, you are going to love Pura Fé.

Co-founder of the Indigenous women’s a capella trio Ulali and member of the Tuscarora Indian Nation, Pura Fé is recognized for bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry. Infused with blues, folk, and "traditional music from all over the world, wherever the spirit is connected to our roots," her music reflects the concerns of an artist who grew up the Motown era.

Pura Fé has studied and performed with The American Ballet Theatre Company, appeared in Broadway musicals, and sung with The Mercer Ellington Orchestra and countless jazz, R&B, and rock bands. She's shared bills with Buffy Sainte-Marie, Miriam Makeba, John Trudell, Richie Havens, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the Neville Brothers. Ulali’s music is featured in the 1998 film Smoke Signals (screenplay by Sherman Alexie).

Listen to Pura Fe here:

Tickets are $15 all ages, general admission, at (no fees) and door night of show. Call 218-370-1272 for advance phone sales.

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to appropriations from the Minnesota State Legislature’s general and arts and cultural heritage funds. 

Date & Time

September 22, 2018


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$15 general admission

Concerts & Live Music Concert Blues Indigenous Music Grand Marais