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Khu.éex' - Silver Jackson AKA Nicholas Galanin - Arias Hoyle AKA Air Jazz



Visit the Khu.éex' Indiegogo to support the production of the new album "WOOch" at: https://igg.me/at/WOOCH/x#/
Perks for Indiegogo Contributors range from music by Khu.éex’ to glass art by Preston Singletary (co-founder and bassist for Khu.éex’) - including this blown glass Tlingit Berry Basket. Hear the first song from "WOOch" now at: https://khueex.bandcamp.com/






Screen capture of Ya Tseen's Official Video "Close the Distance" On April 30th, 2021, Sub Pop will release Indian Yard, the debut record from Sitka, Alaska project Ya Tseen. 

WATCH YA TSEEN’S OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “CLOSE THE DISTANCE” FROM INDIAN YARD, THE GROUP’S SUB POP DEBUT Posted by Abbie Gobeli (Sub Pop Records, Feb 10, 2021)

Indian Yard is now available for preorder on CD/LP through Sub Pop. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.comselect independent retailers in North Americathe U.K., and Europe will receive the standard LP on black vinyl.




Wé tlʼátk áwé át sa.áx̱ - Listen to the land A Nicholas Galanin film

Written and Directed by Nicholas Galanin •Premiered Oct 20, 2020

Translation and Narration - X̱’unei Lance Twitchell. Camera - Merrit Johnson. Music Tlingit Rowing Song Contributor Names Michael O. Ossorgin (arranger). Mt. Edgecumbe School Boys Chorus (singer) Michael O. Ossorgin (recordist) - 1950. (date) Hatred - No More Water - Meshell Ndegeocello  -2020.

Chapter & Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin - a 21st-century ritual toolkit for justice each month of fall 2020. Inspired by James Baldwin’s truth-telling treaty on justice in America, The Fire Next Time, and our current endlessly changing world, this is a call for revolution in the form of an ongoing gift during turbulent times.

Nicholas Galanin (Official Website)... Silver Jackson (Musical Artist)

Silver Jackson is one of the many aliases of Sitka, Alaska-born artist Nicholas Galanin: he also uses his Tlingit name Yéil Ya-Tseen.






Khu.éex’ Live Performance - Seattle Reads Oct 15, 2020

Khu.éex' (Official Website)


Preston Singletary Glass (Official Website)

Khu.éex', a funk/rock band co-founded by internationally known glass artist Preston Singletary, as they share their music and stories behind their most recent album Héen.

Hoonah Exit This piece is a Deshetan (clan) entrance and exit song, a traditional song from the traditional village of Hoonah. Permission was granted by the clan leader for use in our band. It’s one of the most well known melodies of the Tlingit. It’s been reinterpreted as a Miles Davis kind of jam.

Khu.éex' Members - Preston Singletary (Bass), Bernie Worrell (Keyboards), Skerik (Saxophone), Gene Tagaban (Vocals), Sondra Segundo (Vocals), Nahaan (Vocals), Captain Raab (Guitar), Stanton Moore (Drums), Stanton Moore (Drums), Clarissa Rizal (Vocals), Randall Dunn (Producer & Audio Engineer)

Additional Khu.éex' Members - Tim Kennedy (Keyboards), Steve Moore (Trombone, Keyboards), Davee C. Carpenter (Drums, Percussion), Indrayani Barker (Vocals), Ed Littlefield (Drums), Denny Stern (Percussion), Hans Teuber (Sax & Keyboard)



Arias Hoyle AKA Air Jazz - 12 Songs Relased Sept 17, 2020




Revisiting Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan (I Love You My People)

Seven amazing tribal citizen youth (Jacob Brouillette, Marcel Cohen, Bradley Dybdahl, Arias Hoyle, Keegan Kanan, Geri Rodriguez and Kenndra Willard) directed, rapped and produced this music video “Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan (I Love You, My People)” that illustrates their love for their culture and indigenous life in Southeast Alaska.





Revisiting Hoonah Exit - Khu.éex' at Nectar

Khu.éex' (Official Website)

Preston Singletary Glass (Official Website)

Hoonah Exit This piece is a Deshetan (clan) entrance and exit song, a traditional song from the traditional village of Hoonah. Permission was granted by the clan leader for use in our band. It’s one of the most well known melodies of the Tlingit. It’s been reinterpreted as a Miles Davis kind of jam.

Khu.éex’ began with a chance meeting between Preston Singletary and the late Bernie Worrell through a campaign where Worrell was raising funds for a tour bus to bring the music to the people. Singletary invited Worrell to play at his birthday party, where Singletary sang Worrell a traditional Native song to welcome him. Worrell sat down at his keyboards and began improvising on the melody that was still lingering in the air. He created a spontaneous, psychedelic and soulful composition right on the spot which birthed a new direction in his music. The next day Worrell asked Singletary’s band, “A Little Big Band” (a Native funk/soul band), to be the opening act for his show. After the concert, Worrell shared with Singletary that he had several exciting ideas and that they should record together. An amazing union was formed and Khu.éex’ was created.

Khu.éex' Members - Preston Singletary (Bass), Bernie Worrell (Keyboards), Skerik (Saxophone), Gene Tagaban (Vocals), Sondra Segundo (Vocals), Nahaan (Vocals), Captain Raab (Guitar), Stanton Moore (Drums), Stanton Moore (Drums), Clarissa Rizal (Vocals), Randall Dunn (Producer & Audio Engineer)

Additional Khu.éex' Members - Tim Kennedy (Keyboards), Steve Moore (Trombone, Keyboards), Davee C. Carpenter (Drums, Percussion), Indrayani Barker (Vocals), Ed Littlefield (Drums), Denny Stern (Percussion), Hans Teuber (Sax & Keyboard)



Revisiting Nicholas Galanin's Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan

In 2008, Galanin's work was featured in "Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture" exhibition at the The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. It was co-curated by Kathleen Ritter and Tania Willard, and featured the work of twenty-three aboriginal artists.

Galanin's entry, entitled Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, is a two-part looping video of dance and music that mixes elements of traditional Tlingit and hip hop. In the first video, David “Elsewhere” Bernal is popping to a customary Tlingit song. In the second, Dan Littlefield appears in customary Tlingit regalia and dances to electronic music. The Tlingit song contains the words used in the title of the piece, Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, which is pronounced "soo HAYdee shoe GAK tu tahn" and means "We Will Again Open This Container of Wisdom That Has Been Left in Our Care".[9] In 2012, the work was featured in "Shapeshifting: Transformations in Native American Art" in an exhibit hosted by the Peabody Essex Museum of Salem, Massachusetts.[10][11] Nicholas Galanin's Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan (Wikipedia)


Nicholas Galanin (Official Website)... Silver Jackson (Musical Artist)

Silver Jackson is one of the many aliases of Sitka, Alaska-born artist Nicholas Galanin: he also uses his Tlingit name Yéil Ya-Tseen.





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