Gathering of Nations is on everyone's mind this week as they gear up for the event on April 24th through the 26th. Over on their YouTube channel, GONpowwow, there's a video from last year of Jay Begaye singing the Gathering of Nations song.
A little bit of history about the song from their website:
The Gathering of Nations song was written for and given to the Gathering of Nations in 1996, it was composed in the Diné/Navajo language by Alan Neskashi ...
Artist and Activist Star Nayea is well known for her powerful voice. When she sings, her voice is a mighty outreach of soul and strength. When she speaks, she shares her story and her insights in an effort to stop the scourges that youth struggle against these days. Recently, this outspoken performer poured out her heart in an interview with me.
Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima
Q) You stay so busy! On the road! Touring! What's new in your world?
A) First of ...
Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima, Music Editor
Q) It's nice to visit with you! You're so well known! How do you introduce yourself to someone who doesn't yet know you and your excellent music?
A) I'd like to think I'm active and noticeable on the music scene (smile). My stage name is W.T. Goodspirit, my given name is Wayne Jackson. I come from the Plain Cree nation in northeastern Alberta, Canada. I am a country singer who dabbles in other closely knit ...
A Tribe Called Red are having one helluva week. They just received a Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year, and now they've released a new music video for Sisters (feat. Northern Voice) to great acclaim. This song blew up the dance floor when they visited Chicago back in February. Check it out!
I also want to know who did the styling for the video. One ...
Lakota artist Chenoah Lee is passionate about playing a variety of music. From Billie Holiday to powwow drums, this talented performer draws strength from a variety of musical styles. During this interview, we discovered that music is not this dynamo's only passion!
Q) It's great to visit with you! Will you please introduce yourself to us? What do you want us to know about you?
A) First of all, I would like to thank you and POWWOWS.COM for interviewing me. It's an ...
Our friend Sings in the Timber Photography caught Desja Eagle Tail singing The Star Spangled Banner in the Crow/Apsaalooké language at the start of the 46th Annual MSUB Powwow.
Post by Sings In The Timber Photography.
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Naát'áaníí Means just released a new video promoting his debut album "2 Worlds" available on iTunes. Video includes footage from a live performance at the Sail Inn in Tempe, AZ.
For a little more information on Means, check out our interview with him from February.
Frank Waln (Sicangu Lakota) is a 23 year-old award-winning hip hop artist from the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. He's the recipient of two Native American Music Awards, winner of the 2011 Rockwired Radio Music Award for Best Group (Nake Nula Waun) and winner of the 2013 Rockwired Radio Music Award for Best Male Artist and Best Recording By An American Indian Artist/Band.
Come check out his latest video for "AbOriginal", which features lyrics about his home on the reservation, Idle No More ...
Combining the voices of many struggles, peoples and nations, the #NationHood Mixtape brings together an amazing array of hip-hop, spoken word, beats, ideas and sounds from artists across the world.
This is music for the movement: songs to inspire the liberation of oppressed peoples globally, and to bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists together in rhythmic force. For this mix, Jarrett Martineau wanted to showcase a diversity of styles that illustrate our commonalities in struggle, our shared experiences, and the many ways ...
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