Olivia Komahcheet

Comanche/Otoe

GRANTEE:  Olivia Komahcheet
NATIVE HERITAGE:  Comanche/Otoe
LOCATION:  Oklahoma City, OK
AWARD:  2021 LIFT – Early Career Support for Native Artists
DISCIPLINE:  Music
WEBSITE:  livtheartist.com
SOCIAL MEDIA:  Instagram
ABOUT

Olivia Komahcheet, also known as “Liv The Artist”, is a nomadic-bred multi-instrumentalist and emerging producer of Comanche and Otoe music wrapped in that heritage. Her vibrant music blends together elements of alternative R&B, neo soul, and indie-electronic. Komahcheet’s natural blend of organic sounds and downtempo bedroom-lofi beats resonates and embodies her unique and ever-evolving music style as an emerging artist. She has published score compositions in First Americans Museum, is an official platinum producer of Timbaland’s “Beatclub,” and is a 2021 Alumni of the Sundance Film Festival’s Composers Lab.

Komacheet has attained an advanced level of present day “artist-preneurship”, having hands on experience performing live shows and being a music mentor and presenter at several media camps tailored specifically for Indigenous youth. She is self-represented, which includes being an artist, manager, agent, social media curator, and video editor all in one. Her touring experience includes performing throughout the nation for over eight years. She has mentored youth, include hosting two 45-minute music workshops for over 500 indigenous youth at the UNITY Conference in Denver, Colorado; an intimate songwriting workshop and live music presentation in Salt River Reservation, Arizona; and several week-long intensive music/media camps throughout the state of Oklahoma.

PROJECT

For her LIFT project, Komahcheet will provide mentorship to an aspiring Native musician, sharing core knowledge and giving ample support in the development of a music video, a song release, and a community-based project. The activities will include travel, filming, recording, and photoshoots. The project will empower them to create a supportive mental and emotional environment for themselves, providing financial aid and a positive outlet.

 

[Music] fuels our resiliency in conquering our dreams, goals, aspirations, and assists in learning how to create our own reality through persistence and gratification.

—Olivia Komahcheet (Comanche/Otoe)

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