MASHANTUCKET, CT – Saturday, October 8, 2011 marks the opening of the Indivisible exhibit at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum in Mashantucket, Ct and part of the opening ceremony will be a performance of “The Never Took Our Drums,” written by Mwalim and performed with the band, The GROOVALOTTOS. Indivisible is an exhibit by The Smithsonian Institute that opened at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC back in 2009 and has been on a world tour since April of 2010.
“They Never Took Our Drums” is a spoken-word performance piece that premiered in 1995 at Cape Cod Community College. A storytelling piece that brings the big bang theory, creationism/ creation myths and musical evolution together in one tale. Mwalim, the 2010 Best Male Jazz Artist in the New England Urban Music Awards and multi-award nominee in the Native American Music Awards was invited to perform the piece, an excerpt of which appears in his essay in “We Heard It In The Fields” which appears in the exhibits companion book. Mwalim (aka, Morgan James Peters) is a multi- award-winning performing artist, writer an educator as well as a tenured Associate Professor at UMass Dartmouth.
For more information, contact The Mashantucket Pequot Museum @ (800) 411-9671.