- Event Details
Honor the Earth Benefit/ Acoustic Duo
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 | 8 PMCapitol Theater |$39.50 - $59.50
Running time: 3 hours
Tickets for this show go on sale Friday, May 10 at 11 a.m.
Decades into their career, the Indigo Girls still amaze conventional pundits with their ability to grow and thrive no matter what the state of the music industry is at any given point. On their fourteenth studio album, Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls deliver a beautifully crafted batch of songs that revel in spirited simplicity. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, Beauty Queen Sister reveals a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living.
Honor the Earth Benefits
September 6-8, 2013
INDIGO GIRLS would like to announce 3 very special acoustic duo shows, September 6-8, 2013, in the upper Midwest to benefit HONOR THE EARTH.
Sept. 6-Madison, WI @ The Capitol Theater
with special guest, KELLY JACKSON
Sept. 7-St. Paul, MN @ O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
with special guests, LYZ JAAKOLA and NEECONIS WOMEN SINGERS
Sept. 8-Bayfield, WI @ Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua
with special guest, KEITH SECOLA
Formed in l993 as a collaboration between musicians and Native American activists, HONOR THE EARTH brought together INDIGO GIRLS (AMY RAY and EMILY SALIERS) and leaders from the Indigenous Women’s Network (WINONA LADUKE and CYNTHIA PEREZ) to promote awareness on Indigenous environmental and cultural issues. HONOR THE EARTH uses media, financial resources, music and art to reaffirm our commitment to each other and the earth. HTE supports Native environmental justice, sustainable development and cultural preservation. The organization focuses on supporting sustainable Indigenous
communities, and in the upcoming year, our programmatic work will focus on opposition to fossil fuels extraction and destructive mining practices.
IGs and HTE have chosen to play in Wisconsin and Minnesota to support the current movements in this region against extreme mining practices and destructive fossil fuel development.
In Wisconsin, a mining company called Gogebic Taconite helped draft a law earlier this year that allows it to contaminate wetlands in the watershed of the Bad River Ojibwe just a few miles from Lake Superior. Governor Scott Walker and the Republican legislature have done the company’s bidding. The eleven sovereign Native governments in the region have united in opposing the new mining law. Joining them are environmentalists, farmers, and those who make their living via tourism.
In Minnesota, mining corporations are moving into the northern lakes in a new era of extreme mining- with huge impacts on water, wild rice and wolves. In turn, the new electric demands for mining operations are relying on coal, projected to come from the northern Cheyenne homelands in Montana. Pipelines carrying tar sands oils are moving through the region, and new proposals are being forwarded to double the movement of oil through the north woods. All of this puts our water in danger. Honor the Earth has worked with communities on the front lines for the past two decades, and now we share these stories and ask for your help to protect our Mother Earth.
“In the times we live, people have to stand for the Earth. Our mother is being subjected to extreme mining, extreme energy extraction, and climate change is coming our way. Throughout our Akiing courageous people are standing to protect our water, to protect our Mother Earth, to protect our relatives, whether they have wings, fins, paws or roots. Honor the Earth stands with these people of courage.”
The shows will feature a full length acoustic duo set from INDIGO GIRLS and words from the Executive Director of HONOR THE EARTH, WINONA LADUKE. Winona is an Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg who lives and works on the White Earth Reservation, heading up the White Earth Land Recovery Project as well as HONOR THE EARTH. Winona will share her compelling vision of a new and more sustainable paradigm.
JENNIFER KREISBERG, from the Tuscarora Tribe of North Carolina will open the shows with a powerful Calling Song to welcome everyone. The IGs first met Jennifer when her group ULALI performed for HONOR THE EARTH shows in the early 90’s. She lives her life as a Mother, Singer, Composer, Producer, Teacher, and Activist!
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