Duluth, MN — KUMD 103.3 FM is partnering with the UMD American Indian Learning Resource Center to present Native Lives Matter, a concert featuring Ojibwe musicians Sonny Johnson and Annie Humphrey, on Wednesday, March 4th at the UMD Weber Music Hall. The doors open at 6:30pm and music starts at 7pm. The event is free and open to the public.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for KUMD to showcase two Ojibwe artists. Their meaningful and relevant music helps tie together both their past and present native experiences. There is no better way to understand different cultures than through music,” says Vicki Jacoba, KUMD Station Manager.
The event is also sponsored by KKWE 89.9 FM Niijii Radio of White Earth, Minnesota, broadcasting live from the concert. KKWE is the curator of the concert, bringing contemporary Ojibwe musicians together under one roof.
Sonny Johnson is an up and coming indie singer-songwriter from Bemidji, Minn. currently touring northern Minnesota. Acclaimed folk singer Annie Humphrey reigns from Leech Lake, Minn. and was awarded Female Artist of the Year and Best Folk Recording by the Native American Music Awards in 2000.
The first 40 people at the show will receive a complementary #NativeLivesMatter shirt.
The funding for the event is provided by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
KUMD is a proud home of native programming like Ojibwe Stories, Minnesota Native News and National Native News. Ojibwe Stories air the third Monday of each month at 6pm, Minnesota Native News on each Monday at 7 a.m. and National Native News every weekday at 8:45 a.m.