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Film, Video Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally

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Title

  • Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally

Summary

  • The Library's Steve Winick chats with Sihasin, duo of Jeneda and Clayson Benally, award winning musicians from the Diné Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • American Folklife Center, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2021-01-07.

Notes

  • -  Group name: Homegrown from Home. 3
  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Sihasin, Stephen Winick, Clayson Benally, Jeneda Benally.
  • -  Recorded on 2021-01-07.
  • -  Sihasin is the duo of Jeneda and Clayson Benally, award winning musicians from the Diné Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona. The siblings performed in the 2019 Homegrown Concert series as members of the Jones Benally Family Dancers. They have also made their mark (along with brother Klee) as the award-winning "alter-Native" punk band Blackfire. Originally from Black Mesa on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, the siblings were born into the heart of a political land dispute, in which a fence separated them from traditional homeland and family. They grew up protesting this separation, as well as environmental degradation and the destruction of their traditional way of life. Sihasin is the siblings' Latest project. The name Sihasin is a Diné word that means hope and assurance, and the music reflects hope for equality, healthy and respectful communities, and social and environmental justice. Sihasin combines harmony vocals with bass and drums, in a style rooted in Native, rock, punk and world music. They have also conducted research in the Navajo collections of the American Folklife Center.

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  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2024697379

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-07, 2021. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2024697379/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & American Folklife Center, S. B. (2021) Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-07. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2024697379/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body American Folklife Center. Conversation with Jeneda & Clayson Benally. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -01-07, 2021. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2024697379/>.