The story of the Nisenan people meeting Johann Sutter, a pioneer who brought upon the California Gold Rush in the late 1800s, is told—in musical fashion—through “Something Inside is Broken.” It’s as a rock opera filled with songs in the Nisenan language. It’s written and produced by Jack Kohler (Hupa) and Alan Wallace (Washoe) of On Native Ground. We’ll hear some of the songs and talk to some of the main players about how this production promotes healing.
Alan Wallace (Nisanan and Washoe) – creator of “Something Inside Is Broken”
Jack Kohler (Hupa tribe) – director of On Native Ground, A nonprofit Hupa media organization
Elle Beyer – choreographer and producer for “Something Inside