Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Blackfire: Silence is a Weapon

The Navajo family band, Blackfire, tireless fighters for Indigenous rights, will release their new CD, "Silence is a Weapon," on May 1st, 2007. Blackfire is also preparing for a summer tour that will take them to Europe, Mongolia, Russia, Mexico & the throughout the U.S. Disk one features 12 new songs of Blackfire's unique brand of label defying high energy-social political music which has been called, "Fireball Punk-Rock" by the late godfather of punk Joey Ramone. Disk two comprises a special selection of 12 traditional Dine' (Navajo) songs. About Blackfire: Blackfire is a Dine’ (Navajo) trio of sublings Jeneda, Klee & Clayson Benally. The have been awarded the Native American Music Awards “Group of the Year” for their 2003 “Woody Guthrie Singles” recording, and “Best Pop/Rock Album for their 2001 full length release, “One Nation Under.” Since 1989 the group has been composing songs filled with passion and awareness of environmental & social justice issues. Blackfire has toured the world sharing their music and traditional culture. This year’s [Silence] is a Weapon 2007 tour will take Blackfire to France, Germany, Italy, The Czech Republic, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland, Mongolia, Siberia, Norway, Mexico, and throughout the U.S.
Current U.S. dates are:
April 22 in Flagstaff, AZ at Heritage Square
April 23 at NAU
April 27 at the Kayenta Community Center
May 5 in Flagstaff at Wheeler Park
July 22 and 23 Grassroots festival Ithaca NY
August 4-5 at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff
August 17th and 18th at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C.
August 19th at the Kennedy Center Millennium stage in Washington D.C.
More info available at: www.blackfire.net
Photo credit: Julaire Scott

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