Thursday, 23 August 2018


"one nation under"
Year:  1999
Country:  US
City:  Flagstaff, AR
Label:  Canyon
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

Blackfire is a Diné traditionally-influenced, musical group composed of three siblings: two brothers and a sister. Their high-energy style melds traditional Native American and punk rock into an "alter-Native" attitude with strong sociopolitical messages about government oppression, relocation of indigenous people, ecocide, genocide, domestic violence, and human rights. Blackfire was founded in 1989 by Jeneda, Klee, and Clayson Benally, three siblings born in the heart of the land struggle at Black Mesa on the Navajo Nation. Their mother was a folk singer, and their father, Jones Benally, was a traditional medicine man who raised them on traditional Native songs. Not surprisingly, their children followed suit and have been playing music since "their instruments were bigger than they were."[1] To this very day, Jones and his children perform as the Jones Benally Family, either as a part of or separately from Blackfire performances, which are always at all-ages venues, to display their "traditional form of dance, song and story that has been carried on from the beginning of time...including histories of ceremonys [sic], hunting, agriculture and the foundation of the Diné Culture.
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"silence is a weapon"
Year:  1997
Label:  Tacoho
Format:  CD + CD 2
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock

Actually this is a double CD, which contains twelve songs of punk rock and alternative rock, and a second CD which contains a fistfull of folk, world music and american native songs.
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