There’s new music being made every moment, and here are the three newest releases from Indigenous artists for the month of March!
The debut full-length album from A Tribe Called Red has been long awaited and much anticipated to say the least. Released this week as a free download, the purveyors of “pow wow step” flex their creativity through the diverse musical landscapes of hip-hop, dancehall, moombahton and electronic styles. If you don’t have it already, get their self-titled album here:
This month saw another debut from newcomer Ali Baby – who RPM profiled last month in DJ DoezIt and Ali Baby: Native Rap in High School Hallways. As Mixed Breed, Ali Baby with Chino, Annalex and Lil Shugz, have released The Beginning a mix of rap, r&b, hip-hop, rock and country. It is also a free download! Go get it here: facebook.com/mixedbreedmusic.
Last but not least, a very exciting release from Delmore Recordings is a recently unearthed recording by Karen Dalton. 1966 features Karen solo on banjo and guitar, plus four duets with Richard Tucker. The recordings are intimate, unfiltered and stirring. You can get 1966 digitally, on CD or vinyl at delmorerecordings.com.
Listen to Reason to Believe, by Karen Dalton from 1966: