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Aug 22, 2017

“EPISODE 92 Let’s Talk About Race…”

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Title: No need to dismiss classes:
AUTHOR: Navajo Times
DATE: August 16, 2017




Gil Silverbird is an Apache from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Born into a 5th generation show business family, he continues the Native American musical traditions of his ancestry and has been performing since childhood. The youngest of three children, he began entertaining at the age of 5, performing with well-known artists such as Rodney Dangerfield, Eddie Arnold, Jackie Mason and Allen King. Gil started playing the piano and composing songs at the age of 7.

By the age of 11, Gil was conducting 30 piece orchestras for his family's show, which consisted of his father, mother and two older brothers.
The Silverbird family released Broken Treaties, becoming the first Native American family to release an album on a major label (Capitol Records). They were featured in a Channel 13 special in 1971 called Silverbird.
By the age of 14, Gil had appeared on The Tonight Show, The Mike Douglas Show, and a movie entitled The Birth of a Navajo Family.

Silverbird's more recent accomplishments include and serving as musical director for an off-Broadway play entitled Red Sky.
Has traveled nationally with the Native American Dance Theatre and featured as a soloist with the John Tesh One World Tour." He has also performed live with other well-known artists. In addition to these credits, he has performed numerous voice-overs and commercials including Faberge, Planter's Peanuts, MTV, TV Guide, and McDonald's.

Gil sings in several languages; Italian, English, Spanish, French, German and of course English.

You can find his music, comedy, and other work on Apple I-tunes, Google Play Music, and on Youtube.