A Patriot Shows How to Make America Great Again: Seneca-Iroquois Artist Bill Crouse Performs in Kent

Sat 11/11 @ 8PM

Standing Rock Cultural Arts, utilizing the performance space of the North Water Street Gallery in Kent, hosts visiting American Indian artist/performers Bill and Ashlyn Crouse.

There is a lot more to the Seneca Iroquois of upstate New York and Niagara County than those fake legends of human sacrifice circulated by “Maid of the Mist” tourism boats. Crouse is a visual artist as well as a storyteller, drummer and expert on the elder languages and tribal dances.

As part of Standing Rock’s Around the World music series, Crouse will share songs and stories from his Seneca heritage, accompanied by his dancer-daughter Ashlyn depicting the spiritual dances and uses of music by the first “real” Americans, before French and British colonialists encroached on them. Maybe President Trump isn’t wrong about a wall after all — just late by 500 years.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 or pay-what-you-can. A 7:30 reception has light refreshments, and Crouse’ paintings will be on display.

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[Written by Charles Cassady]

 

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