Navajo Times: New solo album a soundtrack for indigenous activism

By Shondiin Silversmith Navajo Times WINDOW ROCK, Oct. 17, 2013 There are a lot of ways people choose to take action for what they believe in. Musician Klee Benally shouts out his beliefs in his first solo acoustic album called “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance.” When one thinks of an acoustic album it’s usually soft and sweet, but don’t let the soft tones of an acoustic guitar fool you. With

Greetings from Prague

Greetings, Here are a few pics from tour. I haven’t had as much time to do any updates as email access has been a bit sporadic. The first show was at a small infoshop called “Le Remouleur.” They are fighting against gentrification in their neighborhood. The next day I played two sets at a small club that was packed out to the sidewalk. It’s always nice to be face to

CD & Digital Download out now!

Ya’a’teeh! Celebrating Indigenous People’s Liberation & Resistance Day (everyday). Check out the new CD via digital download (pay what you want) here. Digital download comes with 20 page digital booklet w/ lyrics. You can buy the hardcopy here, at shows, or at Táala Hooghan Infoshop in the occupied territories of Flagstaff, AZ.

on our way…

From the dust bowl known as Shiprock Fair working the Dibé Biccino Coffee booth to Phoenix, AZ in a whirlwind (literally)… we’re on our way to Europe. It was great keeping all the chi’zhi faces caffeinated this past weekend. Look forward to seeing new and old faces on tour. Also just added a show in Flagstaff, AZ at Táala Hooghan Infoshop for “A Fire at the Mountain” anarchist & anti-colonial

New Song Posted: An Act of Liberation + Lyrics

[soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/112259136″ params=”” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] *Photo of Human Rights March in Flagstaff, AZ by Shelby Ray This is track 13 from my upcoming album “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance.” You can pre-order CDs here for a discounted price and get some patches, buttons, and info! Check out the lyrics with links to the issues addressed: AN ACT OF LIBERATION Peabody‘s drag lines across the landscape like militarized

Benefit Speaking Tour/Film Screening/Acoustic Shows

I will be doing a speaking tour with discussion, short films, and, acoustic concerts in Europe in October. This is a benefit tour for purchase of a community center in Flagstaff, Indigenous Action Media, and Protect the Peaks work. I will also be doing a select few dates in the Southwest in November. I’ll be traveling to raise funds for a couple of important causes: Silei Community Empowerment Project is

A new site, a new focus…

Ya’a’teeh, This site is established as an outlet for some new projects that I’ve been working on for some years now. I’ve also found it a bit challenging keeping all the work I do spread all over the place, so this is also an attempt to bring it all together. As many of you know me through my former work with Blackfire, music has always been a tool/tactic for me