Thursday, December 13, 2018
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM
The Rushmore Civic Center Theatre Room
Doors Open at 6:00 PM
WE WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE 2018 BLACK HILLS UNITY CONCERT AND FIRST EVER UNITY@LNI SINGLE NIGHT EVENT. THIS YEAR'S SHOW WILL HEADLINE 4 TIME NAMA AWARD WINNING ACT, THE CODY BLACKBIRD BAND ALONGSIDE THE 2018 NAMA AWARD WINNING PINE RIDGE FLUTE SOCIETY (FLUTISTS OF THE YEAR) AND GUESTS INCLUDING KENNY LEWIS OF THE STEVE MILLER BAND.
AS ALWAYS, OUR SHOW IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC...
We are excited to welcome Honey Lodge Youth Enterprise to join us in our December Lakota Nation Invitational program. Honey Lodge is a non-profit organization serving the Rosebud Indian Reservation located in south central South Dakota.
Wanbli Ceya a.k.a. JuQ, an Oglala Lakota singer / songwriter based on the Pine Ridge Reservation, is a force to be reckoned with. 4 time award nominated / Award winning and very culturally devout, Wanbli is eager to be a beacon of Lakota language / cultural revitalization while also make music that his people can lose themselves in and embrace who they truly are. With projects like "Tempo" under his belt and cultural initiatives like "Mní: the Lakota Immersion Tipi Village", "Connect the Dots", already in the works and been presented on international platform, Wanbli's story is sure to move the hearts of many.
JuQ joins the 5th Annual Black Hills Unity Concert's 2018 line-up .
Terrance. Jade is an award-winning Oglala Lakota Hip Hop Artist from the Pine Ridge Indian reservation. He has performed in shows across the US but his career in music began on the reservation, more specifically in Wounded Knee, SD. His music is Lakota inspired & goes into depth about what some would call “Rez Life”. Through incorporating the Lakota language in his work, Terrance has inspired youth to get into touch with their culture & language.
When Terrance isn’t working on his own music, he works with youth to help them find their voices & inspire them to pursue positive goals. He also works with other well known artists, bands, programs & motivational speakers from all over the country. Looking ahead, this Lakota Hip Hop Artist aims to reach out to reservation schools in order to inspire and educate students about the “importance of learning our indigenous roots, culture, & language”.
Breaking barriers for not only musicians but for the Lakota people by giving hope and a voice that shouts “we are here & we are proud”.
Terrance joins the 5th Annual Black Hills Unity Concert's 2018 line-up.