March 18th, 2014 Last Updated on: March 18th, 2014
This May Be the Last Time is a documentary about Native American music from Oklahoma-based filmmakers Sterlin Harjo and Matt Leach, to be released by This Land Films. The film focuses on the ceremonial music of the Creek Nation dating back to the early 19th century that combines Creek, Scottish, and African influences. In the film, historian Hugh Foley posits that the Creek hymn may be the first true American music due to its multicultural composition. The film tells stories of members of the Creek Nation and the influence of music.
“Creek hymns aren’t just historically important,” says Harjo, “they are intrinsic to our culture. In times of tragedy and hardship, we often turn to hymns as a way of seeking emotional and spiritual support.”
You can read more about the film on This Land Press' website.
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