Based In: Arizona, USA

Declared “fireball punk-rock” by the Godfather of punk Joey Ramone, Blackfire serve traditions with fiery fury. Jeneda, Clayson and Klee Benally are the sister and brothers punk-rock collective, Blackfire, from the Black Mesa in the Navajo Nation. Holding strong in their family unit, Blackfire has grown and gained international acclaim and a large grassroots following by staying true to their roots and traditions in music and Indigenous culture. Blackfire’s hard-driving sounds are accented with socio-political messages and sometimes mixed with traditional Navajo musical stylings.

Artist: Blackfire

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