Preston Singletary and Khu.éex’

Preston Singletary and Khu.éex’

October 10, 2019 | Polsky Theatre

Past Event

Jazz and funk/rock meet spoken word in English and indigenous languages. Partnership with Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

Khu.éex’ (pronounced koo-eex) is an indigenous band full of storytellers, activists and artists who bring a collective energy to the stage as one powerful unit. The band explores jazz and funk/rock with an improvisational style, fusing them with spoken word in the English, Tlingit, Haida and Y’upic languages. Performance art using traditional masks and regalia accents the dynamic live performance.

Khu.éex' translates to “Potlatch” in the Tlingit language and encompasses the concept of sharing culture, stories and music. Performers are members of the Tlingit, Haida and Blackfoot tribes. They bring a much-needed indigenous perspective to social issues that affect all people while keeping their tribal culture and endangered ancient languages alive.