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AIC Virtual Performance: Black Belt Eagle Scout

April 30, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free, registration required
Katherine Paul, who records and performs as Black Belt Eagle Scout, pairs intimate indie rock with artworks from the Art Institute’s collection for a performance that reflects on our relationship to the natural world.
About the Artist:
My name is Katherine Paul and I am Black Belt Eagle Scout.
I grew up on the Swinomish Indian Reservation in NW Washington state, learning to play piano, guitar, and drums in my adolescent years. The very first form of music that I can remember experiencing was the sound of my dad singing native chants to coo me to sleep as a baby. I grew up around powwows and the songs my grandfather and grandmother sang with my family in their drum group. This is what shapes how I create music: with passion and from the heart.
Black Belt Eagle Scout’s debut album, Mother of My Children, provides a snapshot of loss and landscape from the perspective of Katherine Paul, a radical Indigenous queer feminist. The record was named “Best Rock Album of 2018” by Pitchfork, with Katherine being heralded as a favorite new musician by NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste. Released in 2018, the album At the Party With My Brown Friends finds its power in love, desire, and friendship. The squalling guitar anthems that shaped its predecessor are replaced by delicate vocals and soft keys, sentiments spoken and unspoken, presenting something shadowy and unsettling; a stirring of the waters.
This program is part of the Art Institute’s Earth Day celebration—explore all Earth Day events and resources on our website: https://bit.ly/2Qwl9FS
This virtual event will be hosted on Zoom. Find Zoom tutorials and resources here: https://bit.ly/3tD1bbp
If you have any questions about virtual programming, please reach out to museum-programs@artic.edu.
For questions related to accessibility accommodations, please email access@artic.edu.
Image: Katherine Paul, who performs as Black Belt Eagle Scout