Performers in the LA Skins Music Fest’s Youth Talent Showcase pose with DJ and actress Crystle Lightning.
Photo by Terria Smith
Up and coming Native American contemporary performers were front and center during an evening of music. Their sets - which were part of a Youth Talent Showcase - featured cover songs including those from Tammy Wynette and Jason Mraz as well as originally composed music.
Nine-year-old Aleyah Toscano, of the Cherokee nation, said she had practiced for three months to perform her a capella rendition of Adele’s “Someone Like You.”
“I wanted to show my talent and I was honored to come,” Aleyah said.
The young songstress said she also has hopes of becoming an actress.