Tempe (Arizona), USA – In connection with Native American Recognition Days (NARD), the Herberger College of Fine Arts Band Program and ASU Gammage hosts SoundRave, a musical showcase featuring Native, Latino, Hip Hop and Reggae bands. SoundRave includes a headlining performance by the Black Lodge Singers , a pow-wow group from Washington state as well as a “battle of the bands.”
Held on the lawn at ASU Gammage, three local bands (To Be Announced) compete in a “battle of the bands.” The competing bands will perform Native, Latino and Reggae music. The entire event is FREE and open to the public.“SoundRave is a melting pot of musical styles, bringing diverse audiences together for a stellar show,” says Gary Hill, director of bands in the Herberger College.
After the battle, SoundRave moves into ASU Gammage where guest composer John
Mackey performs with the ASU Wind Symphony. Following Mackey, the Black Lodge
Singers will take the stage. The Black Lodge Singers are one of the most respected pow-wow groups in North America and are led by Kenny Scabby Robe, Blackfeet. Black Lodge has released 20 albums including an album of pow-wow songs composed specifically for children.