First Friday in August: Heard Unplugged featuring Earth Surface People | Heard Museum

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First Friday in August: Heard Unplugged featuring Earth Surface People

Event Schedule (Times subject to change)

5:30 - 6:00 p.m.Artist Talk with lead singer Dakota Yazzie | HOME: Native People in the Southwest Gallery
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.Earth Surface People Live Performance | Steele Auditorium
8:15 p.m.Acoustic Encore | Crossroads Gallery

Fresh off their first album release, Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé, join us in welcoming the Indigenous led (Diné) music collective from Arizona, Earth Surface People. On Friday, August 5th, we are thrilled to kick off Heard Unplugged, which will feature live contemporary Native American musical performances and creative expression. Admission to the museum, including the live performance, is free from 4 to 9 p.m. Cocktails and beverages will be available in the Cantina, and you can browse Books & More for souvenirs and artist merchandise. Mark your calendars for this lively summer performance at the Heard Museum!

About Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé

Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé is a culmination of two years of work from the collective in collaboration with Menominee linguist Naneque Latender, Peyote musicians Cody and Larry Yazzie, and alongside upcoming singer Nanibaah Talley. The album is a full band experience that combines indigenous contemporary with elements of Jazz, RnB, Fusion, with subtle funk nods. The work is a celebration of indigenous language, culture, and storytelling melding influence from across Turtle Island. Nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé is an official release from New York based label, Underwater Panther Coalition, recorded at Raven Sound Studio in Prescott, AZ. Written and recorded on Apache, Diné, Menominee and Pueblo territories.


First Fridays generously sponsored by

nihookááʼ diyin dineʼé (Earth Surface People)

Event Details

Friday, August 5
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: Free

Heard Museum Campus, Steele Auditorium

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