Representing South Dakota:
South Dakota Symphony Orchestra
“Lakota Music Project” Bringing communities and cultures together through Music
The Lakota Music Project is the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra’s flagship Bridging Cultures Program. Created between 2005-2008, the Lakota Music Project (LMP) addresses a history of racial tension, creates a connection for native and non-native Americans and develops an environment of openness through the sharing of music. Essentially, it is a practical demonstration to advance cultural understanding.
The Lakota Music Project embraces the following strategies to create each program:
• Provide positive, safe, open space for dialogue
• Explore what our different cultures share, rather than what makes them different
• Embrace the value of peaceful collaboration