Singer, songwriter Joanne Shenandoah will deliver a lecture titled “The History, Culture, Religion and Music of the Oneidas and Iroquois” on Tuesday, April 29, at 4 p.m., in the Red Pit, Kirner-Johnson Building. The event is free, open to the public and sponsored by Hamilton’s religious studies department.
Shenandoah is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians. She has earned over 40 music awards, including a Grammy Award and a record 13 Native American Music awards. She has worked with such artists as Jim Morrison, Sinead O’Conner and Robert Downey Jr., among others. She also is a board member of the Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge.
Shenandoah performed for His Holiness the Dali Lama in October 2012. In that same month, she appeared at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in Italy, where she performed an original composition for the celebration of the canonization of the first Native American Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious venues such as The White House, Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and many others.