“Héen” means “water” in the Tlingit Language. It’s also the third album by the band Khu.éex’ and it features something that holds a lot of importance in Native culture: storytelling. Jazz, rock and funk sounds, sprinkled with spoken word, create the soil that makes the landscape of this album. In the songs, dynamic rhythm and energy crawl over deep messages about respecting culture and protecting the environment. They include the song “Shell No,” that confronts the conflict between cultural values and corporate profit. Other songs in this audible artistic collection are meant to teach listeners about the beauty of life. Some of the songs feature the Tlingit Language. We’ll hear more from the members of Khu.éex’ on our March Music Maker.
Preston Singletary (Tlingit) – Musician & Artist
Sondra Segundo (Haida) – Musician
Break 1 Music: City of Ghosts 2 (song) Khu.éex’ (album) Héen (album)
Break 2 Music: Lolo Said (song) John-Carlos Perea (artist) Creation Story (album)