Native Sound Summit

Native Sound Summit
Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023 | 9 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!

Native Sound Summit | 10 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
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 though 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 are $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.