Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage
Muscogee/Creek Nation musician and author Joy Harjo is in Alaska as the artist in residence for Koahnic Broadcast corporation in Anchorage. Koahnic is the parent company for station KNBA and Harjo is spending time performing and traveling around the state. Although she says she was one of the shyest kids at Indian school in New Mexico, she overcame the discouragement of a music teacher who told her girls couldn’t play the saxophone and a step father who forbid her from singing in the house to become one of the premiere Native musicians, poets and authors in the country.
Her new CD, Red Dreams – A Trail Beyond Tears, is her fifth release.
Joy Harjo’s Poem (MP3)
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