‘Lifting the Spirit’ concert Thursday night

Team Radio Marketing Group - February 7, 2017 2:40 pm

Lifting the Spirit,” featuring Supa Man and Honey, will be presented free  at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Poncan Theatre.

The concert is presented by the Ponca Tribe, Tonkawa Tribe, Otoe-Missouria, Pawnee Nation and Kaw Nation.

Lifting the Spirit” is a collaboration of five tribal youth programs of the north central Oklahoma area, Ponca SASP program, Tonkawa SASP program, Otoe SASP program, Pawnee SASP program and Kaw Nation Tribal Youth program.

The concert features Christian Parrish, also known as Supaman, Rhonda Duvall, also known as Honey.

As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation”, Supaman makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. “Supaman” Is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope through culture and music.

He has been the recipient of the Nammy “Native American Music Award,” “North American Indigenous Image Award”, and seven “Tunney Awards”. He recently was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week.

His latest videos, titled “Prayer Loop Song” and “Why” both have gone viral and have received more than 2 million views on YouTube and Facebook. This has put him in high demand and he is touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally.

He has performed for Google at the Google headquarters in San Francisco and got to dance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City. He recently was asked to audition for America’s Got Talent and the Broadway play Hamilton.

Christian’s presentation combines Native American culture and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners. For this he has gained the respect of his culture and generation. The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his music allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, and hip hop music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries. 

Honey is fascinated with the results that come with uplifting people while leading a positive life and feels she is capable of motivating others through her personal story.

Honey will share a 30-minute motivational speech, which will include positive messages that will open the eyes of people who are ready to experience the greatness of gratitude. She will touch on topics such as Leading a Positive Life, Surrounding Yourself With Like-Minded People, Building Character Instead of Building a
Reputation and The Power of Accepting People As They Are.

Through music, she is capable of expressing the world they way she personally sees it. She will share a 30-minute vocal performance that will include genres described as Hip Hop, R&B and Soul, portraying the message of love and positive awareness. Honey will intertwine a Native American Fancy Shawl Dance which interprets a butterfly floating from flower to flower.

Sponsors include:
• Ponca Tribe SASP program
• Tonkawa Tribe MSPI program
• Pawnee Nation MSPI Program
• Otoe-Missouria Tribe TNA Group
• Kaw Nation Youth Program

For more Info contact:
• Ponca Tribe, Jr. Kent – 580-401-3352
• Tonkawa Tribe, Sarah Tiliman – 580-628-2561
• Pawnee Tribe, Stephanie Miller – 918-404-6530
• Otoe Tribe, Donnie Childs – 580-723-4466, ext. 152
• Kaw Nation Opal Oranchak – 580-362-1045,



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