Friday November 5: Pura Fé brings a mix of music from several indigenous cultures to Rock Aa’kw. Juneau Community Schools Fall Course Program. Jason Gootee, presenter of this Friday’s UAS Egan conference on health insurance. Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang introduced the artist to the Juneau Artists Gallery


Pura Fé won a Native American Music Award, known as “Nammy” for Best Female Artist for “Follow Your Hearts Desire”. She also won a French Grammy, an L’académie Charles Cros award for her album ‘Tuscarora Nation Blues’ (Photo courtesy of Jack Storm Photography).

The name of Pura Fé means “pure faith”. And like many performers at the Rock Aak’w Indigenous Music Festival, which begins Friday, she is both an artist and an activist.

This Friday afternoon in Juneau, she talks about bringing contemporary Indigenous music to the forefront of the mainstream music industry.

Also in this program:

  • Juneau Community School is adding in-person classes to its fall schedule.
  • Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, featured artist at Juneau Artists Gallery in November.
  • Tonight’s UAS Egan Conference Examines Health Insurance Challenges In Alaska

Rhonda McBride hosts Friday’s program. You catch Juneau Afternoon, Tuesday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at a new time, 7:00 p.m. on KTOO.

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