California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project Presents Lyla June & MaMuse: A Night of Music & Art
Saturday, April 4, 2020
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
at The Center for the Arts
Shara Lili (image of Lyla June)
Claire Potin (image of MaMuse)
This fundraiser benefiting California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (CHIRP) features renowned musical artists Lyla June and MaMuse. Nevada City Rancheria Tribe members will share history, stories and song. As part of Nevada County Arts Council “Spring Into Art”, there will be an art reception and gallery featuring CHIRP’s Visibility Through Art ~ Invisible No More Collection. Food available for purchase from The ham stand. CHIRP is a 501c3 non-profit organization and funds raised by this event support Federal Recognition and Cultural Revitalization efforts. The Nisenan Tribal members of the Nevada City Rancheria are original, lineal descendants of the Nisenan, who were here before the gold rush and remain here in their ancestral homelands today.
Lyla June is poet, musician, educator, anthropologist,
activist and community servant of Diné (Navajo),
Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) and European lineages.
She holds a degree in Environmental Anthropology with
honors from Stanford University and a degree in American
Indian Education with distinction from the University of
(“Ma” as in Mamma; “Muse” as in the one who inspires
Harmonic, Uplifting, Luscious, Folk-Soul-Revival; A Musical Tune-Up for the Heart
Wholeheartedly fed by the folk and gospel traditions, MaMuse (Sarah Nutting and Karisha Longaker) create uplifting music to inspire the world into thriving. Interweaving brilliant and haunting harmony with lyrics born of honed emotional intelligence, MaMuse invokes a musical presence that inspires the opening of the heart. Playing a family of varied acoustic instruments including upright bass, guitar, mandolins, ukulele, and flutes, while backed by guitar virtuoso Walter Strauss and inspired drummer (Mike Wofchuck), these two powerful women embody a love for all life. The synergy that is created through this musical connection is palpable and truly moving to witness.
With nine delicious years of co-creation and five full length albums under their belts, MaMuse keep their hearts tuned to the creation of music for the health of ALL BEINGS.
VIP Experience includes access to the Amaral VIP Lounge, wine, appetizers and a Meet and Greet with the performing artists after the show.