WOOch - New Album Teaser
In March 2016, Khu.éex' entered the studio to simultaneously begin work on what would result in two triple albums: 2019's “Héen”, and Khu.éex's upcoming fourth album "WOOch". Translating from "together" in the Tlingit language, "wooch" also echoes the "WOO" philosophy of Khu.éex' co-founder Bernie Worrell in which he wished to use music to bring people together through sound. Focusing on the concept of the Alaska Native communities' shared experiences, the album explores the connection between historical and contemporary issues and intergenerational strength in the face of trauma. "WOOch" also represents Bernie Worrell's final major studio project before his passing three months following the beginning of these sessions. Bernie's playing reflected profound depth and power in the face of his cancer battle. "WOOch" has an anticipated release date of June 2021. Hear the first track off of WOOCh here: https://khueex.bandcamp.com/track/10000-generations Learn more: https://www.khueex.com/ Contribute to our Indiegogo Campaign, launching on Feb. 3rd, 2021: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/wooch-the-new-album-by-khu-eex--2/coming_soon
Khu.éex’ Live Performance - Seattle Reads 2020
See Khu.éex', a funk/rock band co-founded by internationally known glass artist Preston Singletary, as they share their music and stories behind their most recent album Héen. Performers include Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Edward Littlefield, Swil Kanim, Nahaan, Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo. Learn more at: https://www.khueex.com This event is presented as part of Seattle Reads 2020, and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature.
IN THE SPIRIT Closing Celebration with Khu.éex’
For the first time ever, we went virtual with the annual IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition, Virtual Arts Market and Northwest Native Festival. Join us to take part in the culminating performance of the 15th annual festival with a live concert held at Museum of Glass and streamed to your home on Saturday, October 17, 2020 beginning at 5pm. · Welcome by Michael Finley (Colville), Tribal Liaison with the Washington State Historical Society and IN THE SPIRIT Advisory Committee leader · Blessing by Connie McCloud (Puyallup) · IN THE SPIRIT Contemporary Native Arts Exhibition Awards presented by Todd Clark (Wailaki), Founder and curator of IMNDN and lead juror for the exhibition · Live performance by Khu.éex’ from Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington
Khu.éex': The Magic of Noise
Khu.éex': The Magic of Noise follows the journey of experimental Seattle rock band Khu.éex' as they uniquely mix Native American cultural elements with jazz, funk, rock and blues. It highlights their evolution of Native culture, their activism through the universal language of music and the confluence of shared struggles for African-Americans and Native Americans while the emotional arc focuses on overcoming loss and the deep imprint of inter-generational trauma. To help support the completion and distribution of this important film please visit https://bit.ly/2NduA9B Photo credits: Peter Metcalfe, Russell Johnson and MDSanker CC 3.0
Shell No - Khu.éex'
All living beings are related by the basic needs of fresh air, pure water, clean ocean, and a sustainable land. in recognition of the immediate and unending need to defend and protect our relatives, "SHELL NO" expresses the rights of all species to thrive throughout many generations to come. From the new album by Khu.éex’, “Héen”.
No More Planks - Khu.éex’ at Town Hall
This performance No More Planks is dedicated to the men and woman of Standing Rock. Featuring the powerful vocals and spoken word of Nahaan punctuated by the virtuoso Sax of Skerik and the band. Be on the lookout for the feature documentary about the band - The Magic of Noise. Find us at https://www.facebook.com/Khueexthefilm/ Héen, The New Album by Khu.éex. The recording of Khu.éex’s third album, “Héen” (water in the Tlingit language), coincided with critical events and issues affecting Indian Country (and the earth as a whole) including the construction of Dakota Access Pipeline and the endangerment of clean water in all communities. These events were on the group’s mind during these sessions, which resulted in water being a conceptual connecting thread throughout the material. The album features Khu.éex’ co-founder Bernie Worrell, keyboardist and known for his work with Parliament-Funkadelic and The Talking Heads amongst others. Bernie left this Earth June 24, 2016, and is traveling on the Mothership exploring funky new galaxies. This triple album and the nearing completion fourth album are Bernie’s final collaborative efforts. This album’s sessions were held in late Winter of 2016 after we learned that Bernie was stricken with lung cancer. His efforts and participation were as potent and creative as ever (regularly leaving those present in awe), and he loved interacting with the Native American themes and concepts we explore in the music. Also featured on this album are new collaborators Steve Nistor on Drums and Hans Teuber on horns. The vinyl albums They Forgot They Survived and The Wilderness Within and Héen are available now at https://www.khueex.com. Check out https://www.khueex.com https://khueex.bandcamp.com/album/the... https://www.facebook.com/Koo.eex/ https://twitter.com/Khu_eex?lang=en http://www.prestonsingletary.com This video is a production of Heartstone Studios and will be featured in an upcoming documentary about the band entitled The Magic of Noise'. Find out more about this innovative production company here: https://heartstonestudios.com/ Khu.éex’ began with a chance meeting between Preston Singletary and the late Bernie Worrell through a campaign where Worrell was raising funds for a tour bus to bring the music to the people. Singletary invited Worrell to play at his birthday party, where Singletary sang Worrell a traditional Native song to welcome him. Worrell sat down at his keyboards and began improvising on the melody that was still lingering in the air. He created a spontaneous, psychedelic and soulful composition right on the spot which birthed a new direction in his music. The next day Worrell asked Singletary’s band, “A Little Big Band” (a Native funk/soul band), to be the opening act for his show. After the concert, Worrell shared with Singletary that he had several exciting ideas and that they should record together. An amazing union was formed and Khu.éex’ was created.