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Wade Fernandez and the Black Wolf
to Perform Nov. 19 at UW-Eau Claire

RELEASED: Nov. 12, 2008

Wade Fernandez
Wade Fernandez

EAU CLAIRE — Wade Fernandez, Native American Music Awards "2006 Male Artist of the Year," and The Black Wolf band will perform at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Schofield Auditorium at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Admission is free.

Fernandez and the Black Wolf will perform as one of the American Indian Heritage month events sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, American Indian Studies, Native American Student Association and the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

The multi-talented Fernandez is a singer-songwriter, composer, storyteller, educator and actor who also plays the Native American flute and hand drum and the electric guitar. He and the Black Wolf group have performed throughout the United States and in Frankfurt, Germany, and London, England. Fernandez has recorded three albums: "Music For the Seventh Generation" (2002), "Black Wolf's Blues" (2003) and "Song of the Black Wolf" (2004).

Indigenous Links, a London magazine, writes that Fernandez "swings effortlessly from blues, folk-rock, Flamenco and jazz with traditional (Native) singing and drumming," with "a sincerity and integrity which is reflected not only in his lyrics but in his expressive use of guitar."

Most recently, Fernandez has returned to the Menominee reservation to encourage Native American youth as a tribal school program coordinator for UW-Eau Claire's GEAR UP program, which helps prepare youth for college life and success.

For more information contact Lyndsay Nelson, president of the Native American Student Association, at nelsonly@uwec.edu or visit Fernandez's Web site.

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