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7:30 pm

Onstage Seating & Standing Room

Frank Waln,

Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist

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MAR 30 | Frank Waln

There will be no intermission for this performance. Selections will be announced from the stage.

Frank Waln Frank Waln is an award-winning Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist, producer and audio engineer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. A recipient of the Gates Millennium Scholarship, he attended Columbia College Chicago where he received a bachelor’s degree in audio arts and acoustics. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists and the Native American 40 Under 40. He has been featured in The Fader, Vibe and Paper Magazine, as well as on NPR, ESPN and MTV’s Rebel Music. He travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations, focusing on self-healing and expression of truth. You can follow him on social media @frankwaln. Waln will be joined by Lumhe Micco Sampson during tonight’s performance.

Lumhe Micco Sampson Lumhe Micco Sampson, Seneca / Mvskoke Creek, has been dancing since he took his first steps and has become a world-renowned contemporary Hoop dancer. Lumhe uses his skills and talent as a tool to bring enlightenment to the subject of indigenous issues, as well as contemporary knowledge. “We are still here. We are still dancing.”

Please also join us beginning at noon for this free, daylong event presented by the KU First Nations Student Association. In addition to the KU Powwow, educational workshops and children’s activities will be offered.

Frank waln program  
Frank waln program