Fawn Wood Singing Videos

By Paul G on February 12, 2013
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Fawn Wood was born in the rhythm of Round Dance season on an icy October evening. That evening resonated with the spirit of the Round Dance from her Cree ancestors through her father Earl Wood of Saddle Lake, Alberta. That same evening also echoed with the Salish chants and hums of the Whonnock and Stlatlimx peoples, the tribal heritage of her mother Cindy Jim-Wood. Since then, Fawn’s distinct style reflects the confluence of her parents’ tribal lineages.

At an early age Fawn would sing her heart out at Pow-Wows alongside her mother and father at their big drum, singing out of tune, but happy. In 1988, she was her parents’ sidekick when she was first introduced to the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow. While she was exposed to Pow-Wows from a very early age, she also grew up singing the songs of the longhouse of the Fraser Valley and the berry picking songs of her mother’s Stlatlimx people.

In 2006 Fawn was the first female to win the Hand Drum contest at the Gathering of Nation’s Pow-Wow. This endeared her to Indian Country and in 2009 she went on to sing “The Proposal” in front of tens of thousands. Fawn represented her family and the community in the televised opening of the 11th Annual Native American Music Awards (NAMMYS). Along with her partner, Cree singer Dallas Waskahat, Fawn opened up the televised broadcast of Manito Ahbee’s 2010 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

On her journey of life Fawn has developed a style of song that mimics her relationship with her people, herself, her family, and community. Her compositions draw upon her array of life experiences, those happy and those times that are challenging. Her personal lyrics strongly reflect who she is. She is confident to show her strengths and not afraid to express weaknesses. Fawn especially reveals how song can be a vehicle of humorous expression in the face of life’s most challenging aspects. Through music, Fawn seeks to encourage hope for the betterment of all Indigenous people, especially by encouraging Indigenous women to connect to their identity through song. Last, she seeks to inspire the recognition of connectivity with one’s Native ancestors in order to guide people towards what needs to be done here in the physical world as well as the spiritual.

From Canyon Records.

Fawn Wood Singing Videos

The Proposal

Buy Fawn Wood CDs

 


TOPICS: Blog, Featured, Native American Music, Native Profiles

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3 Responses to “Fawn Wood Singing Videos”

  1. Judy B. says:

    I was just listening to Fawn Wood…wow she is great!!!
    love her songs and her beautiful voice….

  2. bluhorse says:

    I seen her on youtube for the first time, and must say she is awesome. I was looking at a dance off and glanced on the right of other videos. I clicked “watch later”. After viewing the dance off, I watched what I saved. The first song I heard was about a man discreetly seeing another woman. I immediately fell in love with this woman’s talent. I am divorced due to certain similar aspects to her song, and it was deep. I loved it and hate it. Hate it cause it remind me of my ex, however, love it cause Fawn put it into a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing this.

  3. Lynn M.(sahgueela010) says:

    CONGRATS,to the new couple,and expect fawn will NEVER need to sing.That song for reals dog! :) Seriously, live long and be joyful.Each storm you face,will always have sun and blue sky waiting for you.

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