Pura Fé & Dark Water Rising

December 28, 2013 @ 8:00 pm America/New York Timezone
White Horse Black Mountain
105c Montreat Rd
Black Mountain, NC, 28711
United States

Tickets only $15 ~ available for advance purchase from website link above.

Pura Fe is the founding member of the first internationally renowned Native woman’s a capella trio, ‘Ulali’. Her work with Ulali is known as one of the pioneer groups, that created a new genre and style bringing Native contemporary music to the fore front of the “mainstream” music industry. She currently resides in Durham, North Carolina, and performs internationally with the Pura Fé Trio… Deer Clan Singers and the new “Ulali Project” for 2014.

Visit the Pura Fe website at: http://www.purafe.com

Pura Fe has studied and performed with ‘The American Ballet Theatre’ company’, has been in several Broadway musicals and TV commercials. She has sung for ‘The Mercer Ellington Orchestra’, countless Jazz, R&B, Rock bands and has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demo’s, jingles, music videos and movie sound tracks/trailers through out her career. She was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) with ‘Kanatanaski & Pura Fe’ for best aboriginal music video. She’s appeared on

Jay Leno’s ‘The Tonight Show’, UK’s ‘The Late Show’ and Brazil’s ‘Joe Suares Show’ with Ulali and Robbie Robertson. Pura Fe has toured world wide, in concert halls, festivals, nightclubs, universities, Pow Wow’s, conferences, campaigns and endless benefits…for environmental and humanitarian rights.

In “Indian Country”, Pura Fe holds a “Smoke Dance” champion title and is a recipient of the ‘Community Spirit Award’ from the ‘First People’s Fund’ of the Tides Foundation, for her volunteered cultural contributions of traditional song and dance, working with Native youth groups in North Carolina.

Pura Fé moved to North Carolina in the 1990s to be closer to her Tuscarora roots and communities. She volunteered to teach Native youth in the rural Indian communities of Robeson County, North Carolina. She won the Community Spirit Award from the First Peoples Fund of the Tides Foundation, for her volunteered contributions and later won their fellowship award.

After hearing guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps perform, Pura Fé was inspired to pick up the acoustic lap slide guitar, a dying tradition and style that was once strong in eastern N.C. native communities. After three months of teaching herself her own songs on guitar, she recorded her 2nd solo album, Follow Your Heart’s Desire, released on the Music Maker label. The album was a collection of anthems, stories, protest songs andIroquois/Tutelo Social Dance songs, that all state the influence of Indigenous music on Blues music and history.[2] One year later, she opened for Neil Young in Berkley, CA., singing Rise Up Tuscarora Nation and Find the Cost of Freedom. As a solo artist, she has also opened up for Herbie Hancock, Taj Mahal, Al Jarreau and George Duke. Pura Fé won a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Best Female Artist in 2006. She also won aL’Académie Charles Cros Award (France’s Grammy) for Best World Album.


Dark Water Rising is an award-winning contemporary Native American group featuring an Indie rock/Blues sound. Based in Robeson County, North Carolina, they formed in 2010 and won the 2010 Native American Music Award for “Debut Duo or Group of the Year”.[1] In 2011 they gained two nominations in the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Awards, Single of the Year for their songHooked and Best Folk/Acoustic CD for their debut album Dark Water Rising.[2] The band tours regularly in North Carolina and across the east coast, and was featured on the nationally broadcastNPR show The Story with Dick Gordon.[3] Members of Dark Water Rising belong to the Lumbee and Coharie tribes of North Carolina.