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Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo

World / Native Jazz Tulsa, OK  US


  • 2015

    Aug 18

    Santa Fe, NM, US | 8:00pm

    SANTA FE BANDSTAND: Joy Harjo Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She has released four award-winning CD's of original music and won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. She performs nationally and internationally solo and with her band, The Arrow Dynamics. She has appeared on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, in venues in every major U.S. city and internationally. Most recently she performed We Were There When Jazz Was Invented at the Chan Centre at UBC in Vancouver, BC, and appeared at the San Miguel Writer's Conference in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.Her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light, which features guitarist Larry Mitchell premiered in Los Angeles in 2009, with recent performances at Joe's Pub in New York City, LaJolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices at the Autry, and the University of British Columbia. Her seven books of poetry include such well-known titles as How We Became Human- New and Selected Poems and She Had Some Horses. Her awards include the New Mexico Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America.She was recently awarded 2011 Artist of the Year from the Mvskoke Women's Leadership Initiative, and a Rasmuson US Artists Fellowship. She lives in the Mvskoke Nation of Oklahoma. visit our website source: Santa Fean Magazine

  • 2014

    Aug 20

    Santa Fe, NM, US | 6:00pm
  • 2012

    Nov 15

    Holland, MI, US | 7:00pm

    Visiting Writers Series Reading with Danielle Cadena Deulen and Joy Harjo Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 E. 8th St, 49423-3504

  • 2012

    Feb 17

    San Miguel de Allende, GUGAN, MX | 5:30pm

    Joy Harjo delivers a Key Note Address at the San Miguel Writers Conference. This is not a band performance.

  • 2010

    Aug 19

    Santa Fe, NM, US | 9:00pm

    August 19- Performing Artists—Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino proudly presents 
the prestigious 
Native American & Indigenous Performing Arts Festival 
the 15th Annual Roots & Rhythms Festival.—More information: http://www.nrrfestival.com/


  • Joy Harjo
  • Joy Harjo & Larry Mitchell
  • Winding Through The Milky Way CD


Sounds Like: John Trudell, Gil Scott Heron, Laurie Anderson, Linton Kwesi Johnson

Bio: Joy Harjo's latest CD is RED DREAMS, A Trail Beyond Tears. Available on her website http://www.joyharjo.com. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave.
Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. Her seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known ti...See Full Bio

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