Wampum: A Performance by Elisa Harkins


Location: Snite Museum of Art (View on map )

Wampum is an Indigenous electronic music performance that takes inspiration from Native American sheet music from the 1800’s and re-arranges it into dance music. Songs are sung in Cherokee, English, and Muscogee (Creek). 

Harkins is a Native American (Cherokee/Muscogee) artist and composer originally hailing from Miami, Oklahoma. Her work is concerned with translation, language preservation, and Indigenous musicology. Harkins is currently a mentor at the School of the Art Institute Chicago, she is a Tulsa Artist Fellow, and she is an enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) tribe. Harkins has two video works in the Revisions: Contemporary Native Art exhibition on view February 2-May 18. She will speak about her body of work following the performance.

Convenient, free parking available in the Bulla Road Lot off of Twyckenham Drive. A shuttle runs continuously between the lot, the Hesburgh Library, and the Museum until 7:45 p.m. 

Originally published at conductorshare.nd.edu.