Interview with Soni Moreno.
Summary: In this interview, Soni Moreno (Mayan/Apache/Yaqui) reflects on her earlier years as a performer, arriving in New York City, and finding the American Indian Community House (AICH). During this time she also met her singing partner, Pura Fe (Tuscarora), and started the group Ulali (www.ulali.com). She reminisces about all the performances she has seen and participated in during her years at the AICH, including prestigious performers such as jazz musician Jim Pepper (Kaw) and rock star Robbie Robbertson (Mohawk). She talks about the different projects that have taken place at the AICH, ranging from comedy to drama to dance in the gallery and in the Circle. Soni has taken part in several collaborations over the years, and recalls working on the 'Vagina Monologues' and the 'L Word' soundtrack with Matou, the Moari Native American group with which she is currently performing.
Credits: Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics, producer ; Nanobah Becker (Navajo), videographer.
Credits: Soni Moreno (Mayan/Apache/Yaqui), interviewee ; Raquel Chapa (Lipan Apache/Cherokee/Yaqui), interviewer.