Geraldine Barney's song "Journey" was inspired by her move from the reservation to Boston.
Navajo singer-songwriter Geraldine Barney left the reservation a few years ago to attend music school in Boston. Her trip inspired "Journey," topic of the latest edition of "What's in a Song," an occasional series from the Western Folklife Center. Each part of the series explores one song and its story.
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