Pamyua, Q'orianka Kilcher, Northkut Wolf Pack, to perform at Ocean Celebration

Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2008

Pamyua, a Yup'ik-Inuit funk band, actress-singer-activist Q'orianka Kilcher and Tlingit hip-hop group Northkut Wolf Pack will perform at Ocean Celebration, to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Centennial Hall.

Pamyua mix traditional songs and dances with contemporary rhythms and instruments. Members include Stephen and Phillip Blanchett, both from Bethel and Anchorage; Ossie Kairaiuak, originally from Chefornak on the Kuskokwim River; and Karina MĀller, who is Inuit from Greenland.

Q'orianka Kilcher, who starred as Pocahontas in the film "The New World," will sing and speak about the plight of the oceans.

The event will also feature ocean research scientist, Dr. Marcus Eriksen, who will speak about plastic pollution in the oceans and possible solutions.

Eriksen recently sailed a boat made of 15,000 plastic water bottles from California to Hawaii to draw attention to the plastic pollution situation. He plans to show a video related to his trip at the celebration.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for students and are available at Hearthside Books and the door.

The event is sponsored by Juneau-based Turning the Tides. For information visit www.turningthetides.org, or call 789-0449.



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