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Laura Ortman

Based In: New York, NY, USA

Laura Ortman (White Mountain Apache) received the FIRST NATIONS COMPOSERS INITIATIVE Common Ground Award Grant for founding The Coast Orchestra, the all-Native American orchestra in 2008. They premiered to sold-out audiences at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and opening night of the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival in New York. She musically collaborates with Native American artists and filmmakers, such as Alan Michelson, Nanobah Becker, Raven Chacon, Jock Soto, Sterlin Harjo and Blackhorse Lowe. She was a member of the acclaimed, genre-bending New York band STARS LIKE FLEAS who has performed at the Centre Pompidou and Museum of Modern Art and has recorded two solo albums playing violin, Apache violin, piano, electric guitar, samples, megaphone and organ.

Artist: Laura Ortman

RPM Live is Coming to New York City with #NoDAPL Benefit Concert for Standing Rock

Revolutions Per Minute is bringing #RPMLive to NYC this December to support the #NoDAPL movement and Standing Rock. …read more »

Raven Chacon, Laura Ortman, and the Discotays Perform at One Flaming Arrow Festival

The One Flaming Arrow Festival of Indigenous art, music, and performance blazes on. …read more »

Stream Laura Ortman’s Soundtrack for ‘Gringo Trails’, New Doc Film on Global Tourism

Acclaimed violinist and composer Laura Ortman provides the haunting and beautiful soundtrack for Gringo Trails, a new documentary exploring the impact of global tourism. …read more »

Listen to the Sounds of Aboriginal Music Week 2014

Aboriginal Music Week 2014 is gearing up for another celebration of Indigenous music and here’s a soundtrack to this year’s festival.
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The Red Ride Tour Rides Again

Four years ago, Cris Derksen and Kristi Lane Sinclair toured across Canada and dubbed it the “Red Ride Tour.” The “two-er” followed the next year, and now they’ve established a yearly event – Red Ride 4-Way is crossing Turtle Island next month and picking up lots of other artists on the way. …read more »

Top 16 Indigenous Music Videos 2011

‘Tis the season for looking back on the year, reflecting on the highs and lows, and seeing what moments stand out in our memories. Here at RPM, we’ve been thinking about our favourite moments in Indigenous music culture and this week we bring you our Top 16 Indigenous Music Videos of 2011. …read more »