The Embassy announces the arrival of the American Navajo group “SIHASIN” to celebrate the anniversary of the independence of the United States

The United States Embassy is pleased to announce the arrival of punk rock band Navajo Sihasin “” (translated as “Hope”) to celebrate the 246th anniversary of the independence of the United States of America and participate to cultural exchanges with the Peruvian group “Uchpa”. This program is possible thanks to the support of the University of Engineering and Technology UTEC.

Hailing from Arizona, Sihasin is made up of sibling duo Clayson and Jeneda Benally, and their music draws inspiration from Navajo culture, activism and punk rock. The band was selected by American Music Abroad, a cultural diplomacy program that shares American music internationally and is sponsored by the US Department of State.

During their trip to Peru, Sihasin will organize various cultural activities in Lima, including workshops with students and indigenous communities who will learn about the Navajo culture, a traditional ceremony to celebrate interculturality at the archaeological site “Mateo Salado “, together with the Peruvian group Uchpa, with whom they will also give a free concert at the Plazuela del Teatro Municipal on Friday July 8 at 7:00 p.m. This concert is possible thanks to the support of the Municipality of Lima.

Prior to their visit, Sihasin and Uchpa took part in a virtual program where Sihasin performed Uchpa’s “Corazón Contento” and Uchpa performed Sihasin’s “Strong Together”. In addition, they had the opportunity to create a song together called “Freedom”. The music video for the song was recorded in Colorado Canyon and Mateo Salado with support from Integral Project Mateo Salado, National Headquarters of Qhapaq Ñan, Ministry of Culture of Peru. The result of this collaboration is visible on the Embassy’s fan page on Monday, July 4 at 3:00 p.m.

The importance of interculturality in each of the events will make Sihasin’s visit to Peru an excellent opportunity to visualize the richness of the two cultures and thus bring closer the sister nations of Peru and the United States.

You can follow Sihasin’s activities in Peru on our social networks or write to [email protected] for more information

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