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Art & Music: Khu.éex’

An inside look at the music of Khu.éex', where Preston Singletary plays bass. 

Art & Music: Khu.éex'

The band Khu.éex' is the brainchild of artist Preston Singletary and legendary innovator Bernie Worrell (previously of Parliament-Funkadelic).

Khu.éex' features spoken word, Native storytelling, and singing, performed with an experimental approach with rock/funk aspects. Our band also performs in traditional regalia and NW coast masks.

Khu.éex' will be raising funds via an Indiegogo campaign starting on Monday February 1st 2016 and ending April 1st, 2016.

 

Contribute to our Indiegogo campaign to help bring Khu.éex's debut album, “The Wilderness Within” to life on double vinyl right now at: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/khuee

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See the Indiegogo Campaign Video


Band Members

Bernie Worrell – Keyboards - (Cherokee) A respected elder who has African American and Cherokee ancestry. He has played with countless musicians over the years, but most notably as the founding member of the legendary Parliament-Funkadelic. He has previously played with the Talking Heads and has released many solo records over the years.

Preston Singletary – Bass - (Tlingit) Singletary has become synonymous with the relationship between European glass blowing traditions and Northwest Native art. He is also involved with “A Little Big Band” a Native folk and soul band.

Captain Raab – Guitar - (Blackfoot) Raab has played in the band Red Earth, out of Albuquerque, which is a Native Funk rock band.

Clarissa Rizal –Vocals - (Tlingit) Rizal is a multi media artist and weaver who performs spoken word and can sing traditional Native songs. She has been essential in providing guidance in explaining the songs from a traditional context.

Gene Tagaban –Vocals - (Tlingit) Tagaban performs spoken word, traditional singing and storytelling, as well as playing flute. He is also an influential storyteller, trainer, speaker, mentor and performer within the community.

Skerik – Saxophone- An avant-garde sax player who plays in notable projects including Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois and NW supergroup Mad Season.

Stanton Moore – Drums - An accomplished drummer based out of New Orleans, and has played with a wide variety of musicians. Moore is also noted as the founding member of Galactic.

Nahaan –Vocals - (Tlingit) An up and coming Tlingit speaker who has been dedicating his time to learning the Tlingit language. He has been composing his own Tlingit songs and rhymes in Tlingit.

Randall Dunn - Producer, Audio Engineer - A highly respected producer who has worked with legendary jazz musicians such as John Zorn and Eyvind Kang.


Stay Connected & Share The Khu.éex' Story:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Koo.eex
Website: www.alittlebigband.com/#!khueex/c206u
Live performance video: https://vimeo.com/149459197

Contribute to the Indiegogo Campaign until April 1st , 2016: https://www.indiegogo.com/at/khueex

 

 

 

 

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Behind the Scenes in the Hot Shop

A look at one of Preston Singletary's newest works.

It’s been a busy season in the hot shop so far. Here’s a behind the scenes look at Preston Singletary, Joe BenVenuto and Sean Albert as they work on a new Salmon piece.

 

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Killer Whale Totem

A view of one of the newest pieces by Preston Singletary, “Killer Whale Totem” created in lead crystal in a limited edition of 125 and standing at 18.25” high.

A view of one of the newest pieces by Preston Singletary, “Killer Whale Totem” created in lead crystal in a limited edition of 125 and standing at 18.25” high.


The Killer Whale is represented with its head near the bottom and the tail at the top of the totem, with the sides of the piece also depicting the pectoral fin. This piece will be available soon for winter 2015.

 

 

 

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New Photos of Preston Singletary & Harlan Reano Collaboration

Collaborative pieces by Preston Singletary & Pueblo artist Harlan Reano, presented by Blue Rain Gallery for SOFA Chicago, November 2015.

Collaborative pieces by Preston Singletary & Pueblo artist Harlan Reano, presented by Blue Rain Gallery for SOFA Chicago, November 2015.

 

 

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New Photos from the Walter Soboleff Center at Juneau, Alaska

CLICK FOR NEW PHOTOS OF THE CLAN HOUSE SCREEN AT THE WALTER SOBOLEFF CENTER

Presenting the finished Clan House glass screen and house posts at the Walter Soboleff Center in Juneau, Alaska. Thanks to the Sealaska Heritage Institute for the image and the commission.

The screen shows a stylized Northwest Coast design and is made of sandblasted glass. On the left stands an Eagle warrior; while on the right stands a Raven created in a dark charcoal color.

This screen measures approximately 11.5 feet high by 16 feet wide and weighs over 1000 lbs. It's created with 28 glass panels, 28 plexiglass panels, and over 200 custom made mounting bolts.

 

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