Reclaiming the Sound Waves: with Connor Chee, Fri 11/10 @ 3pm
Native American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate and recognize Native American's vibrant culture, history, and contributions.
Navajo pianist and composer Connor Chee (graduate of the Eastman School) has embarked on a mission to translate traditional Navajo vocables to the modern piano.
Host Scott Blankenship talks with Chee about his artistic process, the importance of preserving Navajo music for future generations, and the Land Back movement.
Mozart: Piano sonata no. 16 K.
Connor Chee: The Navajo Piano
Navajo Vocable for Piano no. 9
Navajo Vocable for Piano no. 10
Navajo Vocable for Piano no. 11
Navajo Vocable for Piano no. 12
Connor Chee: Scenes from Dinétah: Horses, Weaving, Fry Bread, Stars
Connor Chee: Melody for Kinyaa'áanii Nos. 1 and 2
Connor Chee: Emergence: Beginnings, Air Spirits, Resilience
Connor Chee: Unbroken – Music for the Navajo Code Talkers
Read an interview with Connor Chee.