Tate: Lowak Shoppala'
Label: Azica Records
Format: COMPACT DISC
Chickasaw Nation Dance Troupe; Starling, Meghan Vera; Nashville Strings Machine; Chickasaw Nation Children's Chorus; Clark, Stephen; Tate, Jerod Impichchaachaaha'; Whitman, Richard Ray; Owen, Chelsea; Studi, Wes; Moroney, Lynn
Lowak Shoppala' (Fire and Light) is a work that expresses Chickasaw identity through the medium of modern classical music and theatre. The work is in eight scenes and features orchestra, narration, children’s chorus, traditional Chickasaw and modern dancers, traditional Chickasaw and classical vocal soloists and American Indian storytellers. Each scene depicts a part of Chickasaw culture and history. Lowak Shoppala' was conceived, designed and composed by Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate and premiered Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Te Ata Theatre, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma with Mr. Tate conducting the Oklahoma Youth Orchestra.