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Adrian Dion Harjo

Adrian is a multi-award winning “Jack of all Trades” when it comes to performing arts. He started singing Powwow style at age seven, Fancy Dancing at 10, and then began Hoop Dancing at 12 years of age.

His performances have taken him around the world numerous times to share his culture with global audiences. Currently, Adrian now owns his own production company, Oven Baked Beatz LLC where he produces music for TV, radio and live theatre.

Adrian stands evenly in both worlds of Traditional Culture and Modern Music with credits including a NAMMY (Native American Music Award), CANAB (Canadian Aboriginal Music Award), Grammy (2001)and and RIAA GOLD Certification. He has created compositions for Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s TransMigration, The Honouring and NeoIndigenA.