Haida Singer Artist Author Educator
Gyáa’a Hlaa - Stand Up! Sondra Segundo
gyáa’a hlaa - Stand Up! by Sondra Segundo featuring honored Haida Elder Jane Kristovich and her daughter Lisa Telford. Inspired by Masset Birth Speaker/Teacher/Mentor; Jane Kristovich and a project with Ina Maka Family Program/United Indians, Seattle Public Libraries and the children’s book “We Are Water Protectors” by Carole Lindstrom & Michaela Goade - illustrator. All inspired by the Standing Rock Movement. Haida lyrics: gyáa’a hlaa - Stand Up! tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand éehl gáwjaaw - With our drums éehl sGalaang - And our songs tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand Gándlaay isgyáan tlagáay tla’áanda - To protect the water & the land tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand éehl gáwjaaw - With our drums éehl sGalaang - And our songs tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand Gán Xíinaang - For Life, tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand Gán Gándl - For Water tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand gyáa’a hlaa - Stand Up! gyáa’a hlaa - Stand Up! gyáa’a hlaa - Stand Up! tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand sáa nang íitl’aagdáas tlaahláayaan - Creators Creation tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand éehl gáwjaaw - With our drums éehl sGalaang - And our songs tl’ajúugyaa’a - We stand awáan áatl’an t’aláng íijang -We are still here!
Were Living In The Time of The Prophetess- Khu.eex’ with Sondra Segundo
"We’re Living in the Time of the Prophetess" speaks to the unheathy inequality between the matriarch and patriarch in our society today. We must remember that Creator created us as equals. Women are powerful beings! Vessels that bring all life to this realm…and a true prophetess is a female vessel that brings Creators pure love and truth to the people. At the end, we sing the Women Warrior song. A song heard amongst MMIW vigils, protests and the Women's March. I had the honor of speaking with the woman who gave us of the song, a true prophetess, Fay Nelson from the Lilwat Nation. She said “This song came to me in 1982 after a 4 day sweat lodge and fast. I was but a vessel the Good Creator used to pass it to the earth. It is a shared song that calls for womens strength and prayers. It is a song for bringing hope, a song to help loved ones hear your heart of love for them and a healing begins when it's sung for the land and people to hear, it can also be sung as a solo because a women is a mother and she's gentle with her children”.
Sport Edition: Ziplok featuring Sondra Segundo
Sport Edition was produced and directed by Andrew Morrison. Sport Edition was recorded at Undercaste Studios and the video was filmed on location in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. Sport Edition is for promotional use and aimed to inspired all living creatures. The Honor Songs EP featuring Ziplok and Illy Wonka is now available on Spotify and most streaming networks.
Hate to Love - Illy Wonka x Ziplok featuring Sondra Segundo
Directed by: Andrew Morrison (Ziplok) Produced by : Miguel Baruso Recorded and Mastered by: Kevin Gardner Written by: Ryan M. Wood, Andrew Morrison, and Sondra Segundo (ASCAP) AndrewMorrison.org Drone footage by: Cody Carle Filmed on location in Hydaburg, AK Copyright: ASCAP 2021
Khu.éex’ Live Performance - Seattle Reads 2020
See Khu.éex', a funk/rock band co-founded by internationally known glass artist Preston Singletary, as they share their music and stories behind their most recent album Héen. Performers include Preston Singletary, Captain Raab, Edward Littlefield, Swil Kanim, Nahaan, Gene Tagaban and Sondra Segundo. Learn more at: https://www.khueex.com This event is presented as part of Seattle Reads 2020, and is supported by The Seattle Public Library Foundation, author series sponsors the Gary and Connie Kunis Foundation, and Seattle City of Literature.
Learning with STYLE
Love Birds: The True Story of Raven and Eagle by Sondra Segundo and accompanied by Tim Kennedy.
Please visit www.learningwithstyle.com to sign up for a remote class to write a song inspired by this book! Essential Question: What does family mean to you? More about STYLE: Songwriting Through Youth Literature Education Igniting students passion for literature through collaborative songwriting education. STYLE is a wonderful way to spark interest in reading and literature through the magic of music. We’ve designed our program to include learning from the Common Core State Standards and 21st Century Skills connecting reading, writing and music while inspiring communication and collaboration to make the programs both educational and fun! STYLE aims to build a community where reading and education are seen as important building blocks to stability, health and prosperity. We have the opportunity to gain access to young minds in our community through something they already love and enjoy…. MUSIC! This new access point into literature has proven to be very successful in our work with students from all walks of life. Music spans language, culture, location and all walks of life. Music is everywhere, and music cements our experience with the subject at hand.
Music Museum Online
Native American Author, Sondra Segundo Reads Her Book: Killer Whale Eyes
You can win 1 of 2 special copies of this beautiful book by Native American author, Sondra Segundo. Tell your friends to subscribe to this channel and then let us know here, to enter: https://www.instagram.com/p/CE1yh0KhLhW/. This beautiful book, both written and illustrated by Sondra takes us to a small village in Alaska to meet a young girl who is born with the most incredible eyes. Beloved by her family, she has a special connection to the water and to the creatures of the sea, especially the whales. Listen as Sondra tells the girl's story and then sings a special song in both English and the Haida language. This book is a wonderful journey to tribal life in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. You can purchase your own copy of the book as well as Sondra's beautiful artwork and creations at: https://www.haidaartbysondra.com/.
Haida song "Díi Gudangáay Uu Síigaay" by Sondra Segundo & Eric Cunningham | Benaroya Hall
Díi Gudangáay Uu Síigaay (I Can Feel the Ocean) Sondra & Eric Cunningham (2018) Journeys Saturday, June 15 | 2pm Benaroya Hall, Seattle "I sing in my Haida language for many reasons. I miss hearing my Elders sing/speak it. Singing in Xaad kil helps me to learn my language faster, heals me & makes me feel closer to my Elders who have left this realm."
Síigaay Gid Uu Díi Íijang | Sondra Segundo & Northwest Girlchoir
Síigaay Gid Uu Díi Íijang (I Am a Child of the Ocean) Sondra Segundo-Cunningham (2014) Performed by Sondra Segundo-Cunningham and Northwest Girlchoir Journeys Saturday, June 15 | 2pm Benaroya Hall, Seattle Síigaay gid uu íi ίijang Díi hal kyáagangs Hl gudánggang. Sg_áanaay gyaa Sg alangáay eehl díig kyáagaanggang. Díi hal kyáagangs Hl gudánggang. I am a child of the ocean. I hear her calling to me. Through the song of my relative killer whale I hear her calling to me.
Sealaska Heritage Institute
Formline Lesson with Haida Artist Sondra Segundo
Learn how to draw a formline orca fin with Haida artist Sondra Segundo! Learn more about Sealaska Heritage here: https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SHInstitute/ https://www.instagram.com/shinstitute/ https://twitter.com/SHInstitute
Healing Haida Indigenous Music - Sáandlaanaay - The First Light (with Haida & English captions)
Captions added for you to sing along! A morning prayer song sung in the Haida language. An original composition by Sondra Segundo. From album "Sáandlaanaay - The First Light", released March 22, 2020 Produced by: Tim Kennedy, Seattle, WA Sondra Segundo-Cunningham, Seattle, WA Front Burner Studio, Seattle, WA. Blake Dally produced Sondra's original composition 'Sáandlaanaay - The First Light’. Mixed by Tim Kennedy MUSICIANS: Tim Kennedy - Keys, strings, percussions, vocals Sondra Segundo-Cunningham - Singer/hand drum Eric Cunningham - Ukulele/vocals Mariana Occhiuzzi - Flute Blake Dally - Percussions all rights reserved
Healing Indigenous Haida Prayer Music - Saláaanaa Gúusuugang, sung by Sondra Segundo (with captions)
Saláaanaa Gúusuugang (The Lord's Prayer) was translated to K’iigáanii Xáad kíl (Alaskan Haida Language) by Erma Lawrence, Haida Hymnal 1972. Haida Singer, Sondra Segundo, learned how to sing this song from Erma. From album "Sáandlaanaay - The First Light", released March 22, 2020 Produced by Tim Kennedy and Sondra Segundo-Cunningham Mixed by Tim Kennedy