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Joy Harjo has released five award-winning albums of original music.

In 2009, Harjo won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year for Winding Through the Milky Way. Her most recent album release is a traditional flute album: Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears. She performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics. She also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light, which premiered at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles in 2009 with recent performances at the Public Theater in NYC and La Jolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices at the Autry. Her albums have received awards and nominations from the First Americans in the Arts, First Native American Music Awards, American Indian Film Festival, and New Mexico Music Awards.

Performances

Joy Harjo also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light, which premiered at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles in 2009 with recent performances at the Public Theater in NYC and La Jolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices at the Autry.


Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light
A Play by Joy Harjo and a Circle of Responses

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Joy Harjo's play Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light is the centerpiece of this collection that includes essays and interviews concerning the roots and the reaches of contemporary Native Theater. Harjo blends storytelling, music, movement, and poetic language in Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light—a healing ceremony that chronicles the challenges young protagonist Redbird faces on her path to healing and self-determination.

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Inaugural Reading as U.S. Poet Laureate

Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light

Photos

Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Shawn Miller
Photo by Karen Kuehn
Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Harjo with Larry Mitchell, when the rainbow told me it would appear -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Harjo with Larry Mitchell, when the rainbow told me it would appear -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Harjo & Larry Mitchell -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Harjo & Larry Mitchell -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Playing flute w horse -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Joy Playing flute w horse -- Photo by Karen Kuehn
Reading
Reading
Poetic justice
Poetic justice
Performing
Performing
Performing with Larry Mitchell at Bowery Club
Performing with Larry Mitchell at Bowery Club
Performing with flute
Performing with flute
Performing in HI
Performing in HI
Performing
Performing
Joy Harjo Performing
Joy Harjo Performing