Clayson Benally and Jeneda Benally of Blackfire are excited to announce their new musical side project “Sihasin”! A Navajo word that means Hope and Assurance is the basis for the duo’s new sound. Bass and Drums with vocal harmonies giving way to Navajo singing and melody creates a duophonic energy that leaves you with a feeling of Get Up, Stand up, use your voice and DO! Their unique new sound continues the power and energy of resistance for environmental and social injustices.
Brother and sister originally from Black Mesa on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, were born into the heart of a political land dispute separating them by a fence from traditional homeland and family. They grew up protesting the environmental degradation and inhumane acts of cultural genocide against their traditional way of life.Their musical style encompasses many genres of music including rock, punk, folk, world. Jeneda and Clayson are at home on any stage.
Navajo Nation, Arizona
Dine’ word- to think with hope and assurance. The process of making critical affirmative action of thinking, planning, learning, becoming experienced and confident to adapt.
Brother and sister, Jeneda and Clayson Benally of Blackfire from the Navajo (Dine’) Nation in Northern Arizona have created their own unique brand of music with bass and drums. They grew up protesting the environmental degradation and inhumane acts of cultural genocide against their traditional way of life. Their music reflects hope for equality, healthy and respectful communities and social and environmental justice.