FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 12, 2018
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Monday, Feb. 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., free and open to the public
On Monday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m., SupaMan, an internationally renowned Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist, will take the stage at Whitney Center for the Arts. His latest music videos, including “Prayer Loop Song” and “Why” have both gone viral, receiving over 3 million views on YouTube and Facebook, and he has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally. This performance is sponsored by the Sheridan College Native American Club and is free and open to the public.
As a member of the Apsaalooke Nation, Supaman, or Christian Takes Gun Parrish, makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana, and he has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope and faith through hip hop music. He was recently awarded the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week. He has been the recipient of a Native American Music Award, the North American Indigenous Image Award, and seven Tunney Awards, in addition to other accolades.
He has performed at the Google headquarters in San Francisco and danced in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. He was recently asked to audition for America’s Got Talent and the Broadway play, Hamilton and is currently working with Taboo from the multi Grammy award-winning group, The Black Eyed Peas, to complete a project in the coming months.
Supaman’s presentation combines Native American culture and urban hip hop culture, which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners. He has gained the respect of his culture and generation. His communicative talent, along with the compassion that exudes from his music, allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance and hip hop music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries.
For more information about this event, go to WhitneyArts.org. Whitney Center for the Arts is located at Sheridan College at 1 Whitney Way in Sheridan.