Cement in My Way

Pura Fe, Soni Moreno-Primeau
A musical portrait of two composer/performers whose native heritage is the inspiration for their work. Soni Moreno-Primeau (Aztec/Mayan) and Pura Fe (Tuscarora) grew up in two very different environments: Pura Fe in New York City and Soni as a migrant worker in northern California. When their paths accidentally crossed in the early 1980s in New York City, they developed a personal friendship that lead to the formation of the performance group Pura Fe (Pure Faith). Soni and Pura Fe tell their stories in conversation and in music. Cement in My Way is a collaboration between the two performers and producers Helen Thorington and Regine Beyer. Commissioned by New American Radio.