Pura Fé Takes Blues to a New Place


Pura Fé is the founding member of the internationally renowned native woman’s a capella trio, ‘Ulali’, and is recognized for creating a new genre – bringing Native contemporary music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry. Her musical artistry brings something unique and special to the blues.

“With her voice soaring and feet stomping, this beautiful songbird transcends time and brings the message of our ancestors who have sown this beautiful seed that makes powerful music.” – Taj Mahal

Known for their unusual harmonies and wide vocal and musical range, Ulali's sound encompasses an array of indigenous music including Southeast United States choral singing and pre-Columbian music. Ulali has performed alongside Sting, Robbie Robertson, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Mary Chapin Carpenter and many others.

Pura Fé performs on Saturday, August 6 as part of the 20th Annual Down-Home County BluesFest, beginning at 1:30 p.m., for the finale concert of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival. She also performs on Friday, August 5 at 9:15 p.m. at the Upstage in Port Townsend, as part of the annual, “Blues in the Clubs” series. Visit our Blues performance page for complete performance information.

Pura Fé left Ulali in 2005 to pursue a solo career, and has since studied and performed with The American Ballet Theatre company, sung for The Mercer Ellington Orchestra, and countless jazz, R&B, and rock bands, and has stamped her distinct vocals on many recordings, demo’s, jingles, music videos and movie sound tracks and trailers throughout her career.

She was nominated for a Juno Award (Canadian Grammy) with “Kanatanaski & Pura Fé” for best aboriginal music video, and she has appeared on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show,” UK’s “The Late Show” and Brazil’s “Joe Suares Show” with Ulali and Robbie Robertson.