A Night of Music and Storytelling
Saturday, February 4th 8:00 – 9:30 PM
UBC First Nations Longhouse (Map)
1985 West Mall
This event is free and open to the public.
This is your last chance to see Longhouse Artist in Residence Joy Harjo perform. Join us in Sty-Wet-Tan Hall of the UBC First Nations Longhouse for a night of music and storytelling.
Internationally known poet, performer, writer and saxophone player
Joy Harjo will be accompanied by artist and songwriter Larry Mitchell.
Joy Harjo of the Mvskoke–Creek Nation has been described as a “poet-healer-philosopher-saxophonist,” and one of the most powerful Native American voices of her generation. She has spent the past two decades exploring her place in poetry, music, dance/performance, and art. Her seven books of poetry include She Had Some Horses, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and How We Became Human: New and Selected Poems. She has released three award-winning CDs of original music and performances: Letter From the End of the Twentieth Century, Native Joy for Real, and She Had Some Horses. She performs internationally solo and with her band, Joy Harjo and the Arrow Dynamics Band (in which she sings and plays saxophone).
Mitchell is a solo artist, sideman, songwriter, and music producer. As a solo artist he has released six guitar instrumental albums, range from mellow acoustic to scorching rock arrangements, which met with significant critical acclaim. In 1999 he was named the much coveted Best Pop Jazz Artist at the San Diego Music Awards, and in 1986 and 1987 he won the New York City Limelight Guitar solo contest. Mitchell has been endorsed by Ibanez Guitars, D’Adarrio Strings, and DiMarzio Pickups since the mid-eighties. As producer, Mitchell has won many production and engineering awards in various categories such as adult contemporary, pop, R&B, and rap. Mitchell won a 2008 Grammy for coproducing the album Totemic Flute Chants: Johnny Whitehorse, released on Silver Wav Records, in the Native American category.
For more information, contact:
First Nations House of Learning