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Opera 'Sweet Land' creates new stories for the settling of America

A photo from "Sweet Land." (Casey Kringlen for The Industry)
A photo from "Sweet Land." (Casey Kringlen for The Industry)

Editor’s note: This segment was rebroadcasted on Oct. 9, 2023. Find that audio here.

The opera “Sweet Land” incorporates both Indigenous and non-Indigenous voices for a new take on the settling of America.

Here & Now‘s Scott Tong speaks with composer Raven Chacon and Aja Couchois Duncan, who co-wrote the libretto.

The “Sweet Land” creative team. (Courtesy)

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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