Since they began singing in 1987, Blackstone has been one of the most influential pow-wow drum groups helping to define today's contemporary singing style. Their unmistakable songs have been heard in all corners of pow-wow country and they continue to travel and sing at gatherings across the United States and Canada. This live recording shows the full spectrum of their singing abilities as they captivate listeners and dancers singing Grand Entries, Flag, Victory, Intertribal and Contest songs.
The Blackstone Singers: Terry Paskemin, Bradley Tootoosis, Michael Andrew, Darrell Paskemin, Randy Paskemin, Donovan Arcand Weenie, Leon Whitstone, Clint Frank, Isaac Lehi.
This recording was made at the 23rd Annual Northern Ute Pow-Wow, July 4th through 7th, 1991, in Fort Duchesne, by Robert Doyle.
For over 15 years the Scabby Robe family has traveled and performed as the Black Lodge Singers throughout the United States, Canada and overseas. Performing traditional Blackfeet, contemporary-style songs and classic Black Lodge songs, this recording captures the full scope of the Black Lodge sound.
Blackstone, of the Cree nation of Saskatchewan, is one of the elite pow-wow groups of North America. Their new songs are always eagerly awaited and their singing is matched by only a handful of other groups. Ranking at the top in all major competitions, this championship drum is well known throughout the western U.S. and Canada.
From the Plains Cree people, the Blackstone singers of Sweetgrass, Saskatchewan capture all the color and excitement of today's pow-wow in their singing and drumming. Their distinctive songs have made them one of the most important, influential and respected drum groups in the United States and Canada. This latest recording captures their singing live at the annual Lincoln's Birthday Pow-Wow in Simnasho, Oregon.
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