Frank Waln at Lied Center

by Kayla Bointy

Native Performance Artist Frank Waln, alongside his Dream Warriors performed at the Lied Center.  Frank Waln has inspiring words in his lyrics and his rhymes are often accompanied by the budding vocalist Tinaya Winder, who’s full voice adds poignancy to his message.  With his words and her voice, the audience can also enjoy the dancing styles of Micco Sampson who mixes traditional moves, hoop dancing, and contemporary interpretative dance .  Together the trio is a 360-degree experience. The audience sat on stage and was welcomed to come up while he rapped, it was intimate show. It was like being privy to a jam session. The crowd consisted of ages from young to old, scholars, students, native and non-native. The performance spoke to everyone in some way. After Waln, Sampson, and Winder took pictures and gave autographs, very personable and friendly. Keep an eye out for them on their upcoming #Healit Tour.

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