Sharing the Spirit, a celebration of Native American heritage presented by Cameron University and the Lawton Arts and Humanities Council (LAHC), is pleased to present Injunuity, a Native American flute-centric roots group, in concert on Sunday, November 6 at 2 p.m. in the Cameron University Theatre. Admission is free thanks to funding by the Cameron University Foundation’s Clodus & Pauline (Chaat) Smith Endowed Lectureship in American Indian Studies.
Formed in 2007, Injunuity puts Native American music and history into the forefront of pop culture, helping to break stereotypes about Native Americans and the music within the Indian culture. Their music can be described as rock-style music featuring the Native flute as the melody instrument. As the band members say, “It’s not your grandfather’s flute music!”
Band members Brad Clonch (Mississippi Choctaw), Jeff Carpenter (Chickasaw), Philip Sullivan and Brian Harrison draw inspiration for their original compositions from tribal culture and daily life in Oklahoma, utilizing interaction among various tribes, historians, storytellers, and others. Native Americans have profoundly helped shape the United States, and Injunuity’s music revisits those times and keeps them alive through song.
The group has performed across the U.S. and Europe and has been featured in radio, television, documentaries and feature-length films. Their latest CD, “Mahli,” was released in early October.
October 27, 2016