Frank Waln in concert

8 p.m., Friday, May 3 @ AANM 

$10 Museum Members, $12 students/seniors, $15 general public 


This Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist, music producer and writer from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota – described as the “Bob Marley of the Lakota” – travels the world, telling his story through performance and doing workshops focusing on self-empowerment and expression of truth. Frank Waln’s music career was inspired by finding a scratched-up discarded Eminem CD while walking on the res at age 12. He first performed at AANM in 2014 and has gone on to earn great acclaim for his artistry and his activism, which has focused on the Keystone XL pipeline among other issues affecting Indigenous Peoples. He returns this season to share stories and music connecting his experience as an indigenous artist to his 2017 trip to Palestine. 

AANM is a Partner of the National Performance Network (NPN). This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Artist Engagement Fund. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information visit Part of AANM's Artists + Residents program.

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