Powwow MC, Powwow Singer, Gourd Dancer, Storyteller, Musician! Choogie Kingfisher is nationally known for his love of Native Culture and his participation in the powwow trail. Proud of his faith, his family and his Cherokee citizenship, Choogie Kingfisher recently shared his perspective on powwow highway.
Q) You do it all! Powwow MC, Gourd Dancer, Singer, Performer, Storyteller! Should we start calling you "Mr. Powwow"?
A) In our area I most definitely am. I serve as MC in many dances we have here. ...
Lakota/Apache/Taino/Maya powwow personality Ryan Little Eagle Molina has a lot to be thankful for this season. Fresh off a NAMMY win, this musician is also a student, pursuing his academic goals. His Native heritage and dedication to powwows form the focus of his grounded, consistently excellent career. Recently, he shared his viewpoints with Powwows.com.
Q) There's a lot to congratulate you for these days! What are some of the honors and accomplishments ...
Q) Always a pleasure! Thank you so much for collaborating with me on tracks that are on my CD, THE DESIRE OF NATIONS. I sure do appreciate you helping me to win that NAMMY! What're you into these days, my friend?Thank you for including me in your project! It’s always an honor when other talented artists ask me to collaborate! Right now I’m working on my next solo album and getting ready to release a new project of ...
Interview by Dr. Dawn Karima
1) What does the drum mean to you and to your life? Do you powwow?
The powwow drum has a very significant meaning to me as I was raised in the powwow circuit. I grew up as a fancy shawl dancer then later switched to becoming a jingle dress dancer. My dad was a singer for the Screaming Eagles drum group and my mother was a champion fancy shawl dancer. I grew up around the ...
Lil Mike and Funny Bone have recently appeared on America’s Got Talent. The brother rappers from Oklahoma City surprised the panel and earned a trip to Las Vegas. From the Pawnee and Choctaw tribes, the two have been rapping for several years.
View our previous coverage of Mike Bone.
Mike Bone on America's Got ...
Rhonda Head is a Mezzo Soprano from Opaskwayak Cree Nation in Northern Manitoba. "Singing Classical Music allows me to share beautiful music with the general public. I believe that no matter what language you sing in, one hears the beauty of the songs through the melody of the music, " she declares. Her debut CD, Kayas, won a 2011 Native American Music Award for Best World Recording - the songs are recorded in five different languages- Italian, French, Latin, ...
The PBS documentary Up Heartbreak Hill, is available for online viewing for the month of August. The film is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern.
The hopes and heartbreaks of senior year of high school comprise a defining part of teenage life and lore in America. Graduation marks the end of childhood, partings from family, friends and community and the start of a future that is both exciting and scary. ...
NAMMY-nominated flutist. U.S. Army Veteran. Mescalero Apache and Gabrieleno descendant. Multifaceted musical artist Mike Serna shared candidly concerning his career.
Q: What is the most exciting aspect of being a flutist?
A: I enjoy playing and performing as much as possible! I feel stage presence can only be improved by live performances.
Q: You are a sought after performer for powwows,concerts and festivals. Favorite memories?
A:Performing with R. Carlos Nakai,Arvel Bird and performing at local venues in my hometown of Chattanooga,TN. Reaching musical goals ...
Tâpwê Production Projects is pleased to present the first episode of its new premiere web series NYC NDN. This new webisode series explores the lives of Native American Indians living in NYC. Yes, there are approximately 80,000 Native American Indians living and working in NYC...but who are we? Where do we come from? What do we do? How do we maintain our traditions here in NYC? There are hundreds of stories to tell and NYC NDN lets them tell you ...
Thanks to support from you and all of Indian Country, David Patterson won the online voting for the Tribute for Heroes.
Navajo Code Talker, David Patterson, won the contest and was recognized at the MLB All-Star game July 16th. Patterson will represent the Los Angeles Dodgers and will be featured in People’s Tribute for Heroes.
Congratulations, Mr. Patterson on a well-deserved win!
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The Straight Dance from Oklahoma Native American Tribes is a formal, tailored, prestigious form of southern dance clothes. The overall effect is of reassuring solidity, with everything closely matched and …
This project will help you learn to do applique rosettes on a small project. Beaded medallion necklaces have been popular for both men and women dancers for many generations. These …
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