Submitted by Jake Perrine.
Drawing from Rafe Pearlman’s experiences growing up in the Alaskan wilderness, KANU is an immersive multidisciplinary performance. Featuring Pearlman’s lush and dynamic vocals, in collaboration with world class guest musicians Daniel Berkman and Richard Sherwood, KANU takes you on a journey into a wild and interactive landscape of song, soundscapes, visual installations and storytelling. The performances are Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 17-19, 7 p.m. at Orcas Center.
KANU’s mission is to connect audiences to the beauty, majesty and healing potential of the natural world, and to promote communication and dialogue with our most precious resource, the language and life force of our living planet.
“KANU is a story based on my life travels in the Alaskan wilderness and the greater life journey that took me around this planet,” says Pearlman. “It’s a piece of the song of life that is singing us and is yearning for us to sing along … KANU is raising money to help complete the project and cover production costs. If you would like to learn more about the project and make a donation of any size, visit KANU’s Kickstarter page (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kanu/kanu).”
Pearlman started his singing career with the wolves, ravens and sled dogs of the Alaskan wilderness. The wild nature of his exploratory singing has led to performances spanning the globe, from India, Hong Kong, Israel and Germany, to Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Mexico and all across the United States.