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DOWNLOAD: Strummin’ Dog – “Locked Into Something”

Despite being born and raised in the Alaskan town of Sitka, Strummin’ Dog (aka Dave Galanin, father of Nicholas Galanin) plays the blues like he’s from down the bayou. His newest album, Signify, is a mix of original tunes and his own spin on works by the greats like Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson and Charley Patton. …read more »

New Indigenous Music Releases – Jan/Feb 2012

So far in 2012 the new releases in Indian Country span the genres of folk, americana, flamenco, traditional and pop/rock… something for everyone! Here are the new Indigenous music releases of January and February, 2012.
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The 11th Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver BC

The annual Talking Stick Festival is once again celebrating and showcasing Aboriginal artists across Vancouver from February 20-March 4th. Yes! Two weeks of live music, dance, theatre, powwow, workshops and more will be happening in venues citywide. …read more »

DOWNLOAD: Terri-Anne Strongarm – “Racing on the Wind”

Terri-Anne Strongarm, from Starblanket Cree Nation, has an impressive resume considering she’s just 23 years old.  She’s opened for Charlie Major, Kalan Porter, Shane Yellowbird, The Road Hammers, Doug Kershaw, Crystal Shawanda and most Patty Loveless and won accolades for her big voice and country music stylings since she first began performing at 4 years old. …read more »

DJ DoezIt and Ali Baby: Native Rap in High School Hallways

Landon Walls, Onondaga and Hopi hip-hop artist  (DJ DoezIT) and mentor, is helping Indigenous youth find their musical path. He’s currently inspired by the work he’s doing with one young man in particular, Junior Harvey, who is set to make a name for himself as Ali Baby. They sat down to answer some questions about their their collaboration, Ali Baby’s upcoming debut album and the importance of listening. …read more »

Aboriginal Performance Series at PuSh Festival

Vancouver’s PuSh Festival is celebrating its 9th year as one of the city’s signature events. Every year The PuSh International Performing Arts Festival presents both contemporary performances from leading Canadian artists and develops new works for the stage.
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VIDEO: The Trio Gang – “Rolling in the Deep”

The Trio Gang are three young Maori women –  Ngakiri Kershaw, Renee Rangikataua and Mere Arihi Pipitakoko – who recently began uploading their renditions of cover songs to Facebook and YouTube. The three part harmonies, with just the accompaniment of one acoustic guitar, are striking and charming. I’m reminded that it doesn’t take much for artists to shine. …read more »