Sacramento Knoxx is an Ojibwe/Chicano artist from southwest Detroit. Knoxx blends electronic and hip-hop styles of music with Indigenous, Mexican, blues, and jazz roots. Growing up, he had a sense of split identity, not entirely fitting in with the Mexican or Native communities. When Knoxx entered the hip-hop scene, he found a home for his voice. Utilizing multi-media elements to create both live and digital works, he conveys a message of healing and motivation to native and diverse communities worldwide.


Airs 9:00 am Alaska Time on February 16, 2017. Each year, the President of the National Congress of American Indians presents the State of Indian Nations address to members of Congress, government officials, tribal leaders and citizens, and the American public. Delivered during the week that the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union, the State of Indian Nations is a speech that shares the positive and future-oriented vision of tribal nations.

Not exactly Live In-Studio...  On Friday February 10, 2017 Morning Line host Danny Preston called up Willie Nile to chat with him about his weekend performances in Alaska.  Willie has toured across the U.S. with The Who and has sung with Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. His live performances are legendary.” His album “Streets Of New York” was hailed as “a platter for the ages” by Uncut. BBC Radio called “The Innocent Ones”

More live music from the KNBA studio's as the big city of Anchorage takes on the sounds of Sassafras! They embrace their Los Anchorage foundation, while cooking up the kind of rock music even your Grandmama can’t stop grooving on.  The band has tight harmonies that are unforced and guitars that drive a groove you just gotta ride. Find the band on Facebook and encourage them to keep booking gigs to with a fresh sound for our local music scene!

  Steven Rushingwind, award-winning Native American flutist of Rushingwind & Mucklow and the Rushingwind Project shares with us his third solo album and latest release, “Red Beaten Path”. Steven is from Pomona, California of Cahuilla/Opata and Mexican descent. Building on his healing flute music that incorporates rock elements and world beats, this new project launches in a new direction for Steven, branching out with more contemporary elements and instrumentation.

Live In-Studio: SHEL

Feb 3, 2017

Sarah, Hannah, Eva and Liza... SHEL... Returned to the KNBA studios for another Live In-Studio session! Find out about their love of Amos Lee, the dangers of making video's on Turnagain Arm and some great live in-studio music... all done on only two microphones! The band is in town once again for the Rhythm Heals Concert, a gynecologic cancer awareness event and a fundraiser for Let Every Woman Know - Alaska. This concert is part of the 5th annual Gynecologic Cancer Awareness & Arts of Healing Weekend in Anchorage.   

  The Tiny Desk Contest is back!

NPR is running the Tiny Desk Contest again this year with the sponsorship of Lagunitas Brewing Co.  The winner of the contest will play a Tiny Desk concert behind Bob Boilen’s desk at NPR in D.C. and then go on a fully funded tour of the United States with NPR Music and Lagunitas Brewing Co.



Here’s how you enter:



By Joaqlin Estus, KNBA

A Yup’ik woman from the Bristol Bay region known as one of the people who created the Alaska tribal health system and a savvy national advocate died Tuesday [Jan. 10]. For nearly 50 years, Sally Smith played a key role in transforming an under-funded, under-staffed and ill-equipped health system for Natives into one that is a model for tribal self-governance.


There’s a new investigative tool that the Anchorage Police Department will be using to combat child pornography, in the form of four legs, yellow fur and one tail. A golden lab, Odie, will be cracking down crime through the power of his nose. Lt. Kevin Vandegriff says it’s hard to believe. Odie is able to sniff and find chemical unique to electronic storage devices such as hard drives, SD cards, disks, cd’s and phones.

Alaska Native Heritage Center

  KNBA supports the World Intertribal Music Celebration at the Alaska Native Heritage Center Saturday, January 21, 2017
10am-5pm... FREE admission sponsored by Target and Art Works - National Endowment for the Arts.


Hear music from Denmark, Sitka and Juneau, Intertribal drumming and dancing, and more! Guided tours, demonstrating Native artists selling their beautiful work, short Alaska Native films, and a drumming and dancing workshop in the Mabel Pike Education classroom.