Check outGlobal Fridays artist, Lakota hip hop artist Frank Waln from South Dakota's Rosebud Reservation. He plays here at the Arab American National Museum at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14; he and his traditional dancer will also give a workshop at 5:30 p.m. that day at the Museum.
He was on the lineup for a concert last weekend with Willie Nelson and Neil Young protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline late last month: http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/09/26/willie-neil-young-and-me-frank-waln-takes-stage-legends-saturday-157070
From that same story:
Detroit's Eminem inspired Frank's hip hop career: "I come from a small community on Rosebud called "He Dog." One evening when I was in 6th grade, I was walking on the gravel road with my mom, and something glistened in the sun, catching the corner of my eye. I walked over and found a copy of Eminem's Marshall Mathers LP. It was really scratched up. I picked it up, took it home, found a CD player, and it blew my mind. Ever since then I've been in love with hip hop."