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Title

  • Sihasin

Summary

  • A performance by Sihasin, the musical duo of siblings Jeneda and Clayson Benally, award-winning musicians from the Diné Navajo Nation in Northern Arizona.

Event Date

  • July 08, 2020

Notes

  • -  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 AFC's Navajo collections.

Running Time

  • 29 minutes 7 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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