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Field Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Taloa

Field Museum celebrates Native American Heritage Month with Taloa

A special celebration, Taloa, named for a Native American word meaning “to sing,” will take place today at Chicago's Field Museum. The event celebrates the launch of the new 4-part radio series Taloa, on the WFMT Radio Network.

The WFMT series will explore musical connections between contemporary American Indian and Māori composers.

Today's launch, occurring during Native American Heritage Month, will feature traditional Native American music and dancing by the Black Hawk Performance Company plus excerpts from the radio series.

The event will kick off at 3 pm. today with a one-hour open house featuring a variety of presentations including music and dance performances by the Black Hawk Performance Company. The 3 o'clock hour will also include a Q & A with Taloa series host Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and producer David Schulman, along with a talk by Dorene Wiese (the president of the American Indian Association of Illinois), and excerpts from the radio series.

The second hour, from 4 to 5 pm., will be an informal social event where visitors can speak with the performers and enjoy traditional American Indian food. The event is free to the public with general admission to the Museum.

Those unable to attend can listen to the radio series online on the PRX website.

Where: The Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

When: Sunday, November 8, 3 to 5 pm.

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