Native Sound Summit

Native Sound Summit
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 | 10 a.m.–3 p.m. summit, 6 p.m. performance.
Tickets Required for the daytime Native Sound Summit and evening Khu.éex’ performance

Join First Americans Museum for a dynamic day of art, music, and experimentation! 

10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Directions in Sound Panel Discussion: Warren Realrider, Kole Galbraith, Captain Raab; Moderated by Kalyn Fay
Panelists will address current directions in Indigenous sonic expression from aesthetic, conceptual and technical perspectives. 
11 a.m. Olivia Komahcheet performance
11:45 Lunch in Lobby
12:30 p.m.Unexpected Indigeneities Panel Discussion; Olivia Komahcheet, Nathan Young, Micah Wesley; Moderated by Adrienne Lalli Hills
This panel discussion will explore culturally specific sound and performance, and how it complicates any definition of “Indigenous” sound.
1:15 LABRYS performance and film screening
1:45 Door Prize Drawing
2 p.m. Wenepa | Performance in Mound Tunnel
2:45 Warren Realrider and Kole Galbraith | Performance on Mound
5 p.m. Cash bar in FAM Theater lobby opens
6:30 Khu.eex performance begins
8 p.m. Discussion with Dr. Miranda Belarde-Lewis and Preston Singletary
9:30 Conclude

About the event
Native Sound Summit | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in FAM Five Moons Theater
Musicians, artists, curators, and industry professionals will convene for panel discussions, performances, and product demonstrations. A lineup of speakers and performers curated by artist Warren Realrider (Pawnee/Crow) includes Olivia Komacheet, Kalyn Fay, Micah Wesley, Nathan Young, Penny Pitchlynn, and more. This event will foster a supportive environment for the thriving community of Indigenous artists in Oklahoma. However, everyone is welcome to attend. Lunch is provided.

Khu.éex’ Performance | 6–9 p.m. in Hall of The People | Tickets Required
Khu.éex’ explores jazz, funk and rock with an improvisational style. The fusion of these styles with spoken word in English, Tlingit, Haida and Y’upic languages is unique. The ten-person band strives to preserve these native languages through music. This cross-fertilization results in a new sound. Performance art, using traditional masks and regalia accent the dynamic live performances.

During an intermission, artist Preston Singletary will engage in a conversation about Indigenous art and sonic expression with curator Dr. Miranda Belarde-Lewis (Zuni/Tlingit). This event complements the Oklahoma City Museum of Art’s exhibition, Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight.

Tickets: $15 for general admission, or $25 for priority seating and a 5 p.m. cash bar reception in the museum’s Xchange Theater.

For public program sponsorship opportunities, please contact learn@famok.org.

Image credit: Spike Mafford.