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Flute-centric band to perform Nov. 7 at Musical Arts Series

DURANT, Okla. – Injunuity, an award-winning Native American flute-centric alternative band, will perform as part of the Musical Arts Series on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in Montgomery Auditorium located in the Morrison Building.

The performance of Injunuity is sponsored in part by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Native American Institute, Theatre at Southeastern, Oklahoma Arts Council, Red River Arts Council, and National Endowment for the Arts.

Injunuity is forged by composers Brad Clonch (Mississippi Choctaw) and Jeff Carpenter (Chickasaw). Since its inception, Injunuity has released four full length albums; snatched up multiple national music awards; performed across the United Stated and Europe; and has been featured in radio, TV, documentaries, and feature length films.

Immediately, this cultural sound and blend of genres drew attention, leading to the addition of two members — Philip Sullivan and Brian Harrison. The inspiration drawn for all original tracks and compositions are based on the ability to experience tribal culture and daily life in Oklahoma, as well as interaction among other tribes, historians, storytellers, and even trips to the original homelands of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Cherokee people.

Injunuity’s music promotes the introduction of Native American music and history into popular culture.

Injunuity will also offer an acoustic performance at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 8, prior to a reception in the Center Gallery located in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.  This event will fuse Native American music with the featured Hogan and Keithley Native American Collection and art of Choctaw artist Janie Semple Umsted.

Admission is free for all performances of the Musical Arts Series.  For more information about this event, contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood, MAS Coordinator at 580-745-2096.