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I know a woman named Eulalie whose voice has the texture of a chorus of croaking frogs. A cruel joke perhaps, given that ulali is the Tuscaroran word for the wood thrush—a reputable songbird. Luckily, the a capella trio of the same name will not leave your eardrums itching for mercy. Pura Fe, Soni Moreno, and Jennifer Elizabeth Kreisberg relay the message of their ancestors with voices as sweet as honey but leavened with the biting crunch of reality: “Our blood and people are older than America will ever be and we don’t recognize the borders. Our brothers and sisters run from North to South and into and under the waters for miles and years back,” Ulali notes on its latest CD, Mahk Jchi. Songs like “Museum Cases” and “All My Relations” echo the same sentiment—that the First Nation remains strong and lives on. Catch the trio’s unique blend of indigenous music with a tinge of gospel and blues at 8 p.m. in the National Museum of Natural History’s Baird Auditorium, 10th & Constitution Ave. NW. $21. (202) 357-3030. (Ayesha Morris)