Talibah Begay is a fresh young voice representing the Navajo people. Her
children's songs reflect the traditions of her people especially
respect for elders. Sung in Navajo and English. Talibah's songs are for
fun as well as to teach the lasting values of the Dine.
Talibah comes from the small town of Shiprock, NM within the great Navajo Nation. She is of the red bottom clan, born for the salt clan, with paternal
grandparents of the towering house clan, and maternal grandparents of
the red running into the water clan.
She was a former culture teacher at Dream Dine Charter School, in Shiprock. She worked with kindergarten, first grade and second grade students.
She released her first album, "Talibah's Traditonal Songs," which was nominated for "Best Female" and "Best Traditional" in the NAMMY'S (Native American Music awards) at the age of 13. She then released her second album, "Talibah Salutes the Veterans" at the age of 14, then at 16 years she released her third album, "Navajo Songs for the Children." In her recordings of traditional songs you can hear the inspiration and influence of her elders.