Pura Fé to perform ‘powerful music’

BAR HARBOR — Award-winning First Nations blues artist Pura Fé will sing and play lap-style guitar at The Criterion Theatre on Friday, July 6, at 8 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Abbe Museum.

“Recognized for bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry, Pura Fé has something big to say with music that packs the punch of the Delta Blues greats,” event organizers said.

“This beautiful songbird transcends time and brings the message of our ancestors who have sewn this beautiful seed, that makes powerful music,” said musician Taj Mahal.

Criterion Executive Director Amy Roeder said, “We are extremely honored to be able to bring an artist of Pura Fé’s caliber to the Criterion. Her music is sure to please blues, jazz and contemporary music lovers with her unique voice and perspective.”

Pura Fé has toured the U.S. and Europe extensively, playing the Paris Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival and more. This event is presented in collaboration with the 2018 Native American Festival and Basketmakers Market held at the Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor on July 7.

Seats in the balcony and front center orchestra sections cost $35, and general orchestra seats cost $25. Visit www.criteriontheatre.org or call 288-0829.

The 1932 Criterion Theatre is Bar Harbor’s nonprofit historic performing arts and movie house.

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