Tuscarora Blues : Pura Fé

Did you know that word games are the most effective way of dealing with songs you just can’t get out of your head? You better be ready to do some serious anagramming once you’ve heard the ‘earworms’ on this new music series. Each instalment will feature musical gems that you may or may not know about, and will put the spotlight on well crafted songs and great musicianship locally and around the world. A word of warning, some of these tunes are so dangerously catchy they will crawl inside your ear, loop inside your brain and drive you to the brink of insanity. 

Tuscarora Blues : Pura Fé

“Che chegahweh chegahwah che eejheh cha…”
I don’t have a clue what these words mean, but that hasn’t stopped me from singing it like a broken record. I caught Pura Fé recently at The Music Gallery performing a solo show. You would be mistaken if you thought that a ‘solo show’ simply meant another sensitive Singer-Songwriter wielding an acoustic guitar. This Native musician is truly a force to be reckoned with. Armed with her lap steel guitar, loop pedal and voice, she creates songs, soundscapes and harmonies that draw from both the Blues and her own Native Tuscarora tradition. Pura Fé is a powerful messenger that takes music to an almost transcendental level with raw emotion and pure energy.

Today we feature two songs from this outstanding musician. ‘Great Grandpa’s Banjo’ is an acapella track that goes back to her musical roots, and ‘Sacred Seed’ is the title track from her latest album.

Find out more about Pura Fé and her music here: purafe.com



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