Canku Ota
(Many Paths)
An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
Black Eagle
Black Eagle is from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico. The group originated in 1989 under the leadership of Malcom Yepa, after a family trip to Lame Deer, Montana. While in Lame Deer, Malcom was influenced by a family friend, Jimmy Little Coyote, who explained to him, the protocol and ways of the Powwow world. Malcom brought back to Jemez the knowledge given to him and together with his brother David Jr., gathered together a group of cousins and formed the group Black Eagle.
Casper Loma-Da-Wa
Casper Lomayesva (AKA Casper from Hopiland or Casper Loma-Da-Wa) is a young Hopi singer who has created a sound that combines his native roots with the positive vibes of Reggae music.
Jim Boyd and Thunderwolf Records
Keith Secola
The thunderous sound of a Pow Wow Drum, power chords and finger pick'in, echo's of Native American Flute, the music of Keith Secola and Wild Band of Indians. Alter-Native, with a progressive edge, utilizing traditional Native percussions, world beat and tribal dance. "The human race, is the face, of all people, different tongues, one heart."
Kevin Locke
Kevin Locke (Tokeya Inajin is his Lakota name, meaning "The First to Arise") is known throughout the world as a visionary Hoop Dancer, the preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator.
Indigenous Rocks
Incendiary guitar, soulful vocals, house-shaking rhythms - this is the real deal, this is the band Indigenous. Their stylistic roots reach back to America's earliest form, the blues; they can trace their personal roots back even further. A family of musicians - two brothers, sister and cousin - they have played together as long as they can remember. Members of the Nakota Nation, Mato Nanji, Pte, Horse and Wanbdi are all still in their early twenties - but they play with the skill and tested fire of significantly older souls
Joanne Shenandoah
Welcome to the official site of Joanne Shenandoah, the celebrated Native American singer, songwriter, and composer.
John Trudell
Identified as a poet, a leader for Native American rights, a powerful speaker, and an "extremely effective"communicator, John Trudell calls himself "a blue Indian."
Joseph Fire Crow
"The flute player honors his family, his wife and children and his people."
Lakota Thunder
No leap into the spotlight may have been greater than the one for this young group from the Standing Rock Reservation, straddling the North and South Dakota line.
Native American Flute Music by Charles Littleleaf
Native American Flute Player, Independent Recording Artist, Performer
Medicine Dream
Take the drum journey - feel the earth, free the spirit and honor your ancestors - as you travel with the rhythms of Medicine Dream's Native drum.
Robbie Romero-Red Thunder
In 1990 Robby formed Red Thunder, an alter-native rock band with roots deep in the heart of Indian Country. Red Thunder debuted from the Apache Territories of the Southwest as part of MTV’s Street Party broadcast.
Robert Mirabal Official Site
Robert Mirabal is one of the leaders of the Native American musical renaissance. Mirabal's style is less commercial than many of his contemporaries, building his melodies on the rituals that have surrounded him all of his life at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, where he was born and still resides. "My culture doesn't allow me to record anything traditional," Mirabal said. "But my music is informed by the ceremonial music that I've heard all of my life. What I create comes out of my body and soul, in a desire to take care of the spirits of the earth."
Saste Takoja Singers
A northern powwow drum group who follow their Lakota traditions and teachings. Website includes audio clips, pictures, Lakota history, powwow schedule, and more.
Starrwatcher Online! The Home of Arigon Starr and Native American Alternapop!
Arigon Starr is a full-blood Kickapoo-Creek who draws her Native American heritage into her lyrics and brings her love of English and American rock 'n' roll to her music.
Susan Aglukark Official Website
Susan Aglukark is an artist that bridges two worlds. On her new album This Child, the first she has recorded for EMI Music Canada, she intertwines traditional Inuk chants with contemporary pop melodies. While Susan's music embraces the time-honoured rituals and values of her Inuit forefathers, she is also not afraid to face the tough social realities of life in today's far North. Her clear warm voice touches listeners with sensitive message-laden songs, sung in English as well as her native tongue Inuktitut.
Tim "WindWalker" Crawford
Tim "WindWalker" Crawford's journey with the Native American Flute began in the spring of 1991, when, while camping with muzzleloading shooting friends, north of Mt. McKinley, Crawford was lent a tape, Earth Spirit, recorded by R. Carlos Nakai to listen to.
Walela, the Cherokee word for Hummingbird and the symbol of inspiration for this family of women singers. They are Rita Coolidge, her sister Priscilla Coolidge, and Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield.
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