The evening's program includes Sweet Tooth, an extended suite of compositions,
which Odanak Abenaki bassist/composer Mali Obomsawin began writing during her final year at Dartmouth College (2018) under the direction of Taylor Ho Bynum. The piece explores Indigenous identity, love, colonization and the blood politics in Indian Country.
Now she and Bynum reunite to revisit and expand Sweet Tooth, with a new band of exceptional young musicians fast emerging as leaders in the creative music community: vocalist/guitarist Miriam Elhajli, multi-reedist Allison Burik, drummer Savannah Harris, and tenor saxophonist (and recent Dartmouth alum) Noah Campbell.
Then, led by Director Bynum, the student ensemble will perform a spectrum of composed and improvised music ranging from Duke Ellington to Sun Ra.