Ampersand Live: Stories for the Northwest proud
Residents of the Pacific Northwest are known to demonstrate a certain pride of place.
We value living amidst mountains and waterways, natural landscapes and an emerald city here and there. But we live in times when those attributes are threatened. Our very presence here is a threat.
The conservation organization Forterra is dedicated to envisioning and realizing a sustainable template for life in the Northwest. Every year now their magazine, Ampersand, puts on an event featuring local storytellers, artists and musicians. If you’re looking for meaningful, sometimes challenging reflections on what life is and can be here, Ampersand Live is the ticket.
KUOW’s Sonya Harris recorded Ampersand Live 2018 at the Moore Theatre on October 25.
Participants in the full event include:
Jéhan Òsanyìn | emcee, theater artist, storyteller and outdoor educator
The Westerlies | brass quartet
Tomo Nakayama | singer + songwriter
Stephen Matera | photographer
Donna Miscolta | writer
Tom Banse | journalist
Gene Duvernoy | Earth Day Northwest 2020
Michelle Connor | Forterra President & CEO
Emily Hagen | architect
C. Davida Ingram | artist
Howie Echo-Hawk | comedian
Zoe Scofield | dancer + choreographer with Kevin Barrans on vocals
David Moskowitz | wildlife photographer
Drew Christie | illustrator
Azura Tyabji | poet
Listen to the full version below:
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