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Fresh Fruit

May 20, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Talk/Arts and Culture

With Dixie Triechel

Hosts: Dixie Treichel & Cole Graske aka BE


Jase Roe (Northern Cheyenne) who will talk about the Minnesota Two-Spirit Society and their upcoming event Spring Gathering Phase 1, Friday, May 21, 2021 at 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT, 1514 N Logan Ave, Minneapolis, MN.
The Minnesota Two-Spirit Society promotes cultural awareness of Two-Spirit people in Minnesota and the surrounding communities. MN2SS provides safe venues for gathering, celebrating, learning and teaching in the Two Spirit community and advocate for issues that affect the Two Spirit community in the wider American Indian community, as well as communities outside the American Indian and Two Spirit communities.
@MN2SS_ on Instagram

Rachel Lime, singer, will talk about her new music video for her song Voyager 3
@rachellime_ on Instagram

“I wrote this song inspired by the tradition of space disco, and the Voyager golden record, sent into space with Voyager 1 and 2 by NASA. The content of the records, music and art and audio, was selected by a committee led by Carl Sagan, and was meant to represent humankind to any extraterrestrial life that would be out there. This interstellar message in a bottle has always really moved me. This idea of humanity trying desperately to communicate itself to Someone Out There, to attempt to connect, to prove that we have created beautiful things.

The lyrics could be interpreted as a love song, and that was intentional. But there's a second layer of this Voyager story, which has the same fear and longing of romantic love. Hoping that there is someone out there who will understand us - and also being terrified there is. Turning the song into a music video was such a fun and rewarding process, working with Alan and the team to turn my scrawled, messy storyboard into the video you see here.

In the beginning we had tossed around the idea of including some kind of alien receiving this message in a bottle, but I didn't want anyone receiving the message - that's what makes it so compelling to me, the idea that we sent it and have no idea if anyone will write us back. The song features audio from the golden record itself, including the opening "Hello from the children of planet Earth," and a greeting in Korean (I'm Korean), annyeonghaseyo. The vibe is very 80s, the era of great sci-fi films and stories of first contact.”

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