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Jodi Rave: Ulali carries on singing tradition


"The Ulali singers coo crisp, clean, a capella harmonies where single words seem destined to live in a world of timeless melodies, where songs evoke beauty and emotion.

"What I admire most is the soul," said Michelle St. John, a Toronto-based actor and singer. "They're instantly recognizable even if it's just an opening note. They're so distinctive. There's this magic that happens.

"I still get goose bumps even after all these years," said St. John, who has performed and recorded with the group. "They're masters at what they do."

For nearly 20 years, Pura Fe, Soni Moreno and Jennifer Kreisberg have developed the sounds of Ulali (pronounced you-la-lee).

The group was born from Pura Fe, a Tuscarora who started a singing group through the American Indian Community House in New York. The once rock-jazz fusion group developed the sound it has today after Pura Fe decided to do a show without the entire band."

Get the Story:
Jodi Rave: Indian singing group harnesses spirit (The Missoulian 6/18)

Relevant Links:
Jodi Rave Lee - http://www.missoulian.com/jodirave

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