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May 3 | 7 PM



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Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution – Book Launch with Mixashawn


L. Mixashawn Rozie has been a longtime friend of Real Art Ways as well as an innovative and positive presence in Connecticut’s creative community. Join us for the launch of his new book Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution. On his website, Mixaxhawn describes the book as “a compact guide to Connecticut’s Indigenous People, history, relationship to regional Natives and our impact on the modern world.”

This multifaceted event will include:
– Readings from the book
– Musical performances
– Dialogue with participants

“History is a living phenomenon and music is the unquantifiable equation that provides direction and insight into the times we live in; present and past becoming accessible through the medium of music.” – Mixashawn

Books and CDs will be available; Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution is also available on Amazon E Books.

About Indigenous Roots of Social Evolution, Interpretation of Historic Data
The book presents a fresh perspective on Indigenous history and is written for scholars, students and everyday people seeking a better picture of how Native people lived before and after colonization.

It takes us from before time as we know it through colonial, revolutionary and antebellum life in the place we call New England. It concludes with a 21st century postscript on “Hemispheric Principles” of creativity, tradition and the continuum of Indigenous evolution. But most importantly this affordable booklet shatters the colonial boundaries most histories portray Indigenous people within.

About L. Mixashawn Rozie
Lee Mixashawn Rozie has been a practicing multi-disciplinary and internationally acclaimed Jazz artist for three decades. Mr. Rozie holds a degree in History and Ethnomusicology from Trinity College.

Beginning from the point of Indigenous artist, using ancient cultural principles, maritime arts and historical data both written and oral, he has developed a system of “Hemispheric Principles” to inform and guide his artform, more directly referred to as “Wave Art”: sonic, aquatic percussive and harmonic.

Mixashawn offers musical performance and educational workshops on Indigenous music – traditional and contemporary, as well as original and workshops that utilize his extensive experience as performer, Indigenous artist and educator to inspire creativity and natural expression for all ages.

For more information on Mixashawn, visit

Additional Info

Free Admission
Books & CDs will be available for purchase.