Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Rock Is Red #2 - Berta Benally "Remembering The Ancestors" The Official Native American Showcase for SXSW

SXSW is the biggest music event of the year where an entire industry descends on the streets of Austin, Texas. For an entire week, bands will showcase what they've got and and music industry professionals discuss current trends in the business and network with other professionals.  There are so many voices to be heard at this event and this year a silent demographic is being brought to the attention of SXSW organizers - American Indian music. BERTA BENALLY - manager of the the Navajo rock duo SIHASIN has created the first, official NATIVE AMERICAN SHOWCASE for SXSW titled REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS. In addition ot SIHASIN, the bill for this showcase includes JOHN TRUDELL and BAD DOG, SCATTER THEIR OWN, HUICHOL MUSICAL and a special guest appearance by EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS.  According to BENALLY, the goal of this showcase is to bring American Indian music the attention that it deserves.  The showcase is an all ages show and will take place SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015 from 9PM to 1AM at ST. DAVID'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH | HISTORIC SANCTUARY on 301 E. 8TH STREET, AUSTIN, TX 78701.


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