For Immediate Release: Lensic Presents Martha Redbone—Bone Hill, The Concert

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For Immediate Release: Lensic Presents Martha Redbone's Bone Hill—The Concert

October 21, 7:30 pm
Pre-performance talk at 6:30 pm

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• Tickets ($25-$35) are available at, 505-988-1234 or in-person, 211 W. San Francisco Street.
• A pre-performance talk with Martha Redbone and KSFR’s Eric Davis begins at 6:30 pm and is free to all ticket holders.

For Immediate Release
September 27, 2022

Santa Fe, New Mexico | Lensic Performing Arts Center presents Martha Redbone’s Bone Hill—The Concert. A production by artist and activist Martha Redbone, Bone Hill is a dramatic musical work that chronicles the stories of four generations of her Appalachain Mountain Cherokee family. In conjunction with the mainstage performance, Martha Redbone will participate in education and outreach events with Santa Fe Public Schools and IAIA, the Institute of American Indian Arts.

A celebration of family, survival, and resilience, Bone Hill tells the story of what it means to hold onto culture, land, and roots. The lively and thought-provoking concert features a cast of eight performing wide-ranging music, from traditional Cherokee chants and lullabies to bluegrass, blues, gospel, jazz, and R&B.

Martha Redbone has been making waves in the American Roots music scene for decades. Inheriting the powerful vocal range of her gospel-singing African American father and the resilient spirit of her mother’s Cherokee/Shawnee/Choctaw culture, Redbone broadens the boundaries of the genre. With songs and storytelling that share her life experience as a Native and Black woman and mother in the new millennium, Redbone gives voice to issues of social justice, bridging traditions from past to present, connecting cultures, and celebrating the human spirit.

Education & Outreach
Students from Santa Fe Public Schools will attend a free matinee of the concert on October 21, part of the Lensic’s involvement in the school district’s PASS (Performing Arts for Student Success) program. In addition, Redbone will teach a masterclass with students at IAIA. On the night of the performance, Redbone will participate in Program Notes, the Lensic’s pre-performance series with Eric Davis, content director of local radio station KSFR.

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