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Wed December 5, 2012
2012 December Music Maker: Sihasin
Fri. 12/7 11a: Sihasin is a Navajo word meaning to think with hope and assurance. It also means the process of making critical affirmative action of thinking, planning, learning and becoming experienced and confident to adapt.
There is no better word in the English or Navajo language that could be used to describe brother and sister Clayson and Janeda Benally. The duo under the name Sihasin is best known as the drummer and bass player in the Indigenous punk rock band Blackfire.
On their album "Never Surrender," the siblings have created their own unique brand of music that grew out of them protesting the environmental degradation and inhumane acts of cultural genocide against their traditional ways of life but reflects hope for equality, healthy and respectful communities and social and environmental justice.
Can creating music with a message change the world?
Join us as we talk with our December Music Makers.