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Zoom Discussion with Native American Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Lewinsville’s Choir will be singing Taloowa’ Chipota (Children’s Songs) by Native American Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, on Sunday, November 19 during worship. Mr. Tate will join Lewinsville’s choir over zoom to educate, contextualize, and learn about Chickasaw musical tradition, culture, and gain a better understanding of the music for worship.

Taloowa’ Chipota is a set of two songs that are reminiscent of traditional stomp dancing and are based on old Chickasaw melodies. Stomp dances begin at dusk and end at dawn. The first movement depicts the emerging sunlight of the morning. The second movement is full of abstracted textures emulating the shell shaking in stomp dances.

Tate is a classical composer, citizen of the Chickasaw Nation in Oklahoma, and is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. The Washington Post selected him as one of “22 for ’22, and has commissions from numerous major symphonies across the country.

Check our Thursday November 16th Update for the Zoom link.