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Love Is the Message These Artists are Spreading – Hear More This Saturday Evening

This Saturday, the popular Singers and Songwriters series at the American Writers Museum continues with hip-hop artist Frank Waln and spoken word artist Tanaya J. Winder, who will perform their songs and poems. They'll discuss their approaches to songwriting, storytelling, and healing through their work and the importance of creating space for indigenous voices in today's world. Check it out this Saturday, May 11th beginning at 8:00 p.m.

Frank Waln is an award-winning 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 in Audio Arts and Acoustics. His awards include three Native American Music Awards, the 3Arts Grant for Chicago Artists and the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation 2018 National Artist Fellowship for Artistic Innovation. He has been featured in The Fader, Vibe, NPR, Paper Magazine, ESPN, and MTV's Rebel Music. Frank Waln travels the world sharing his story through music and presentations focusing on healing and reconnecting to our roots.

Tanaya Winder is an author, singer/songwriter, poet, motivational speaker and educator who comes from an intertribal lineage of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, Diné, and Duckwater Shoshone Nations, where she is an enrolled citizen. Tanaya's performances and talks emphasize the importance of "heartwork,” or the life path one is meant to follow using his/her/their gifts and passions. She blends storytelling, singing, and spoken word to teach about different expressions of love. Tanaya believes everyone has a gift they've been placed on this earth to share. Her specialties include: youth and female empowerment, healing trauma through art, creative writing workshops, and mental wellness advocacy.

Combining musical performance and literary discussion, the Singers & Songwriters series takes visitors to the intersection of music, poetry, literature, and beyond. The show is presented in conjunction with the special exhibit Bob Dylan: Electric. Admission to see the Waln and Winder live at American Writers Museum ranges from $6 to $12. Tickets may be purchased online at www.americanwritersmuseum.org.

Although we provide the utmost luxury at 444 Social Apartments in Lincolnshire, Illinois, we realize that you need to get out and socialize with those in your surrounding community. This event gives you the chance to do just that! Don’t hesitate to attend today!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, May 11, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
American Writers Museum
180 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60601

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