Hailed as “the most exciting performer to come out of Philadelphia since Patti LaBelle” by gbmnews.com, Two-Spirit, Cherokee musician Tony Enos says that in the midst of life’s struggles, now is the time Native people and others around the world need to come together and celebrate love, family and music.
Enos told ICMN he knows such things aren’t easy, but putting positive energy into things when you feel like doing otherwise is extremely important. He says he is excited to perform on February 18th at The Living Stage in Brooklyn, New York to deliver a message that is sorely needed.
“I don’t get to do this type of show often, so I’m really excited. It’s an intimate acoustic set, all new songs I haven’t released yet, with the exception of my song, Heal You World.
“My goal is to uplift the room and honestly just give everyone a break from the current state of the world for the evening. I am doing a new song, called Power To The People.”
“Though I really want everyone to have a good time, I also feel a responsibility to offer something of value in that moment as a Native Two Spirit musician and artist,” says Enos.
He told ICMN he would give anything to fix the problems in Indian country related to political struggles and to the problems faced by Native communities rising up against corporate policies such as the #NoDAPL water protectors at Standing Rock.
“When is enough, enough? I know I can’t focus on that or I’ll lose my mind. What I can do is make music and raise awareness to help my brothers and sisters out west who are fighting these monsters.”
On August 30th, Enos released a single on iTunes to raise awareness to benefit the Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock entitled, Water Is Life (What About the Babies), “This is what music is for. I encourage everyone to visit their websites and support in any way you can! I gave this song in a good way, as good medicine, with all the love I have.”
Tony Enos raises awareness for HIV/AIDS, domestic violence/IPV, youth issues, and Native American/First Nations/indigenous rights. He’s a council member of the East Coast Two Spirit Societyand actively involved in Two Spirit youth work, and healing intergenerational trauma.
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