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Music on the Mezzanine with Lakota John

Fall Performances

  • Saturday, November 4, 2023
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • East Building, Mezzanine
  • Performances
  • In-person

Treat yourself to a performance by guitarist, producer, and songwriter Lakota John (Oglala Lakota / Lumbee), whose sound weaves blues into the Indigenous music of his ancestors. Hailing from North Carolina and shaped by his Dad’s music collection, he picked up the guitar at 7 years old and has since been touring nationally and internationally. Lakota John blends elements of folk, jazz, rock, and blues to create his unique sound, and continues to learn alongside his mentors.

About the Lumbee

The Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina includes 50,000 members who call the area around Lumberton, North Carolina—with its swamps and cypress trees—home.  Since the mid 1700s, the tribe has resided along the banks of the Lumbee River, from which they take their name.

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