Alexis Sallee

Host & Producer - Earthsongs

Alexis Sallee grew up in Anchorage, Alaska of Iñupiat descent. Her love for sound for film and music started at an early age and found its focus in radio when she joined the KNBA team after graduating high school. After working as an Earthsongs sound editor along with Shyanne Beatty for two years, she attended college at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. There she earned a Bachelors of Science in Recording Arts. Alexis now resides in Los Angeles where she hosts Earthsongs and is involved in the audio post production industry.

Komplex Kai has been making hip-hop music for a decade. Born Kisar Jones-Fryberg, he is a 28-year-old member of the Tulalip Tribe from Tulalip, Washington. Kai is passionate about sharing the struggles he and people around him faced growing up on the Tulalip Indian reservation. He was inspired by poetry and old school hip-hop in his youth which led him to create his own original music, writing short poems and recording onto a boom box. Kai now has his own record label called KK Entertainment. His 2015 album “Unforgiven” showcases his unique style of hip-hop.

Scandinavian Inuit singer/songwriter Simon Lynge grew up in Qaqortoq, Greenland. From his childhood learning music from his accordionist father and tending to his neighbor’s sheep, Simon was involved in theater and grew up to enroll in the Holstebro Music Conservatory in Denmark. His music career includes collaborations with band members of great artists such as James Taylor, Bruce Springstein, and Paul Simon. Following his critically acclaimed debut album, Simon released his second album The Absence of Fear.

 Ali Fontaine is an award-winning Sagkeeng First Nation singer-songwriter. At age 15, she entered a talent competition and won a studio session where she recorded one of her original songs. She released her debut album before her senior year of high school was over. That album won “Best Country Recording” at the 2013 Native American Music Awards. Ali’s current focus on Indigenous Studies and Human Rights at the University of Manitoba is influencing her most recent songwriting.

Patrick Landeza is a Hawaiian slack key guitarist from Berkley, California. Growing up listening to his mother’s Hawaiian records and his uncles’ slack key playing, Patrick developed a strong sense of Hawaiian identity on the mainland. At 18, he began traveling to Hawaii to study under the wing of slack key master Uncle Raymond Kanē. Patrick went on to establish The Institute of Hawaiian Music and Culture in 2004. He teaches slack key guitar in music camps and classes across the country and has been producing Hawaiian concerts for over 20 years.

Earthsongs airs Thursdays at 10:00am and repeats Saturdays at 11:00am.