Monday, June 24, 2024 – Native Playlist: Quinn Christopherson and Edzi’u

Singer-songwriter Quinn Christopherson (Ahtna Athabascan and Iñupiaq) is on a cross-country tour along with GRAMMY award-winning Alaska (by way of Portland, Ore.) band Portugal. The Man and winning over audiences with his insightful music delivered with passion and a charismatic optimism. Christopherson burst into people’s consciousness after winning the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest. He is part of Alisa Amador’s new single “I Need to Believe” and he collaborated with Pattie Gonia and Yo Yo Ma in what might be the most hopeful song about climate change anyone’s ever heard. Sound artist Edzi’u (Taku River Tlingit and Tahltan) builds complex layers of music from instruments, their own voice, and environmental sounds in a welcoming, emotional atmospheric storytelling. They’re releasing a new album Tunnel Vision with the new single “This Love”. Both artists join Native America Calling this Monday in the latest edition of our regular feature Native Playlist.