In our fourth episode, RPM looks at New Traditional, beginning with the question: What is it? And how can something be new and traditional at the same time?
Perhaps it is music made new today but in a traditional style, perhaps it is any music that comes from our people.
Ostwelve talked with two giants in the field of New Traditional music – Jennifer Kreisberg, a Tuscarora artist from the groundbreaking all-female drum group Ulali and Lil’wat musician and composer Russell Wallace, one of the first Indigenous artists to experiment with samples of traditional music – to get their take.
Representing the East and West Coasts of Turtle Island, Jennifer and Russell offer many insightful – and a few differing – views on the subject.
Get more artists and music with our YouTube Playlist: New Traditional.
The RPM podcast is produced & engineered by the amazing Paolo Pietropaolo.
Photo illustration created by the talented Joi Arcand.