OFFICIAL video of the newly formed Ulali Project's song Idle No More.
It was performed for the first time during their first appearance together at the Givens Performing Arts Center - UNC Pembroke for the 4th Annual River People Music & Culture Fest in April 2014.
Ulali is a Native American women's a cappella group. Founded in 1987, it includes Pura Fé (Tuscarora), Soni (Mayan, Apache, Yaqui), and Jennifer Kreisberg (Tuscarora).
Ulali's sound encompasses an array of indigenous music including Southeast United States choral singing (pre-blues and gospel) and pre-Columbian music. Ulali's live performances address Native struggles and accomplishments.
The group was first called "Pura Fe'" and included three female singers and three males. Later, the group became a duo comprising singers, Soni Moreno and Pura Fé before eventually becoming a trio
Ulali was featured on the soundtrack of the Miramax film Smoke Signals. They performed at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival in support of Smoke Signals, which won the Audience Choice Award and Filmmaker's Trophy. Ulali recorded on the soundtrack for the Turner documentary series The Native Americans. They subsequently had two of their songs, "Mahk Jchi" and "Ancestor Song" featured on Robbie Robertson's album Music for The Native Americans. Their video "Follow Your Hearts Desire" won "Best Music Video" at The American Indian Film Institute Awards.