Indigenous Peoples Day Performance
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Gates Concert Hall
Audience: Alumni, Current Student, Faculty, Families, Neighbor or Friend, Prospective Student, Staff
Cheyenne and Arapaho musicians will visit Lamont and share a performance for Indigenous Peoples Day 2022.
George Levi (Southern Cheyenne & Arapaho, Lakota) is an artist who was raised and lives in western Oklahoma. His work is inspired by the art and history of the Cheyenne people, and often relates to Cheyenne style ledger drawings on historical paper. He also works in watercolor, acrylic, parfleche, and beadwork. His ledger art has its roots in the 1870s when the only paper Native artists could find was old, previously used business forms and ledgers. A devoted father and husband, Mr. Levi dedicates his time to learning, practicing, and maintaining Cheyenne lifeways.
Roger Davis, Creg Hart, and Kendall Kauley (Southern Cheyenne & Arapaho) are well-known singers and knowledge keepers recognized throughout the southern plains. Individually and as a group they have performed across the country and are often called upon to contribute their traditional singing to tribal events and powwows. Creg Hart is a fluent Cheyenne speaker who works to revitalize the Cheyenne language, and Roger Davis and Kendall Kauley are well- known singers in Native America with knowledge in traditional Cheyenne music, Cheyenne language gospel, gourd dance singing, and powwow drum music.