WORKS ON TOUR
D'DAT is a band fusing Indigenous musical traditions, LatinX, Southwest, Jazz, Funk an Hip-Hop. D'DAT Management brings multiple new projects to life in 2023. Each is focused on developing multi-cultural, cross-genre live shows that share traditional Indigenous storytelling and innovate through cross-cultural collaboration of band members, Delbert Anderson, Nicholas Lucero and Michael McCluhan. Together, Their work re-imagines art, music, dance, theater and poetry and paves new paths for artists in underrepresented areas.
Meet The Band
D'DAT Trio is a multi-cultural band fusing Indigenous Jazz traditions with Native Southwest rhythms, Jazz language and Funk beats. Diné(Navajo) trumpet artist Delbert Anderson connects traditional Diné spinning melodies Jazz lang with improvisational Jazz language, LatinX funk percussion of Drumset artist Nicholas Lucero integrates his Peruvian and Spanish culture into a modern funky style, while groove bassist Mike McCluhan connects and flows. Together, they create a cross cultural collaboration that forms a the experience of Hózhó(beauty and balance) formed by different identities and cultural backgrounds coming together in musical harmony.
Franklin Piland arranged three D'DAT compositions into three movements for Orchestra, Concert Band, and Wind Symphony. "Narbona," "Attention" and "Iron Horse Gallup" make up the D'DAT Suite celebrating the Southwest while fusing jazz, funk and hip hop with the power only a symphony provides.