You might remember this post from last year where the Red Tail Spirit Singers performed in the Caribbean with steel drum players. Well, they're still collaborating with like minded musicians all over the world, this time with Akawui, a Montréal-based musician with Andean roots.
The song is in Spanish, with some Andean and dubstep flavors mixed in.
“DESHAIA is a word inspired from the Secewepemc First Nations, it refers to the first action taken to conquer a fear.”
Cool song and video! And in case you're wondering who was dancing in the video, they let us know in the credits:
A big Nia:wen (Thank you) to Men's traditional dancer Owen Skahionwiio and his son Nashtyn Mayo for being a part on this project and showing the beauty, the legacy and the strength of First Nations cultures. A'HO!
Chi Miigwetch to Jesse Achneepineskum and Pow wow drum group Redtail Spirit Singer to feature in this song
The Red Tail Spirit Singers also flew to Morocco this past October and played with Génération Taragalte, a group from the Sahara Desert known for playing Desert Blues. This was also a very amazing collaboration to hear.
I loved seeing the smiles on everyone's faces. A very special moment indeed.
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