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Native American recording artist, Grammy Award winner performs


Joanne Shenandoah
Joanne Shenandoah, Grammy Award winner and 13-time Native American Music Award winner, will perform with Leah Shenandoah in a free concert, "Celebrating Life Through Music and Culture" at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, in Leonard Theatre, Peabody Hall.

Shenandoah, a Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy, is one of the most acclaimed Native American recording artists of her time. With more than 40 music awards and 15 albums, the singer, composer and guitarist has captured the hearts of audiences all over the world.

Leah Shenandoah has performed professionally with her mother (Joanne) for 20 years. She has recorded on more than 12 of Shenandoah’s albums that have received three Grammy nominations and 11 Native American Music Awards. She recently received her MFA in jewelry design and metal smithing from Rochester Institute of Technology.

The concert is sponsored by the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma in conjunction with the 2012 Myaamiaki conference.

Free tickets are available from the Miami University box office in Shriver Center.

The concert marks the 10th anniversary of Shenandoah’s first visit to Miami.


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