Brulé
Brulé performing in Vermillion Saturday, Aug. 13. A spectacular concert featuring one of America's best-known acts, with roots here in South Dakota.
Brulé performed live on Saturday, Aug. 13, at the University of South Dakota's Wayne S. Knutson Theatre in the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts and via SDPB1 Television and online, as part of the network's 50th Anniversary celebration.
The leader - composer/producer/keyboardist Brulé (Paul LaRoche) - has created a mix of rock, new age and Native American sounds that is compelling and entirely unique. Three members of the band, also known as AIRO (American Indian Rock Opera), will perform as well: Nicole LaRoche, lead instrumentalist on flute, Shane LaRoche on guitar and Lowery Begay on the traditional Native American drums and percussion. The LaRoches are Lakota and members of South Dakota's Lower Brule Tribe; Begay is a member of the Diné Nation.
Brulé has sold more than 1 million CDs worldwide and has been named Native American "Group of the Year" three times by the prestigious Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs). They have earned a total of seven NAMMYs since 2002.
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