Un u Nahai (Shape Shifter)
A journey that began with a search for heritage and ancestry became an exploration of family long gone. Rich with conflict, sacrifice and death; filled with hope and resolve, the journey resulted in an understanding and respect for Comanche legacy and pride – Apryl Allen’s birthright.
Respect for her ancestors and their way of life is integral to the real-life stories relayed herein; it is supported by documents and oral history from family elders. Her lyrics and melodies are touchstones for relating life altering events of her family’s past.
This process has been as much a right of passage as a musical endeavor. Apryl is respectful yet forthright in her assessments, she is proud to be part of such a legacy and honors it in the best way she can, through her music.