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Jackson Unity Festival

July 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Film: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

Filmmaker Catherine Bainbridge examines the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history. She exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how indigenous musicians helped influence popular culture.

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.



Community Discussion with Shiloh Maples

About Shiloh: Shiloh (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians) has a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan, where she specialized in community organizing. Her work in the community includes promoting traditional native foods for a healthy diet and traditional dance as a form of physical activity, facilitating nutrition lessons, and coordinating a variety of garden activities. Shiloh is passionate about increasing the community’s access to healthy food, revitalizing traditional foodways, and honoring our relationship to the environment. Shiloh will be presenting “Our Bodies Tell Our Histories: Recovering Land, Life, and Foodways in Native America”

2:30 PM to 3:15 PM

This event is free and open to the public.


Transglobal Undergound

There are few acts in the U.K. with as strong an influence, as complex a legacy, and as mysteriously legendary as Transglobal Underground. Over 25 years it’s been a DJ/musical collective, one of the founders of global fusion, a working band famous for its scorching live shows, a techno soundsystem, a folk-festival rabble rouser, a pop group, a club night, a Middle Eastern hit production team, an improvised study group for Indian classical music, an Albanian brass band, a seminar, a medicine show and several things no one involved would admit to if they could even remember them.

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.



Buffy Sainte-Marie

For more than a half-century, Buffy Sainte-Marie has been a disruptor of the status quo. In 1969, she made one of the world’s first electronic vocal albums; in 1982 she became the first Indigenous person to win an Oscar. When she was blacklisted and silenced from American radio airwaves, she joined the cast of Sesame Street and became the first woman to breastfeed on national television. She’s written pop standards sung and recorded by the likes of Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, Donovan, Joe Cocker and Jennifer Warnes in addition to writing Universal Soldier, the definitive anti-war anthem of the 20th century. Medicine Songs, the follow-up to the Polaris Music Prize and JUNO Award-winning 2015 album Power in the Blood, was released earlier this year.

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This event is free and open to the public.



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July 14, 2018
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Jackson Unity Festival


Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N. Mechanic st
Jackson, MI 49201 United States
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