NEW YORK (AP) — Raven Chacon, a Navajo Nation composer, performer and set up artist, received a Pulitzer Prize for music for her composition “Unvoiced Mass.”
Chacón’s work is at present on show on the Whitney Biennial, which is impressed by the pipeline protesters on the Oceti Sakowin camp close to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.
His 2020 opera, “Candy Land,” co-composed with Du Yun, was carried out outdoor on the Los Angeles State Historic Park and garnered crucial popularity of its revisionist telling of American historical past utilizing completely different narratives concurrently. The opera was awarded the very best opera by the North American Music Critics Affiliation for 2021.
Chacón has mentored lots of of highschool Native composers in string quartet writing by way of the Native American Composer Apprenticeship Challenge since 2004.
The Pulitzer Prizes introduced its winners on Monday
of a tumultuous yr that noticed an riot, the frantic finish to America’s longest battle, and the fallout from the continued coronavirus pandemic and catastrophic local weather change.
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The awards included 15 journalists and seven classes of arts
. Every winner obtained a $15,000 award, apart from the general public service award, given to The Washington Submit this yr, which comes with a gold medal. The Pulitzer was first awarded in 1917 and is taken into account probably the most prestigious American journalism award.