Fawn Wood - Iskwewak - Songs of Indigenous Womanhood (CR-6494)
Born into a respected multi-generational singing tradition, Fawn Wood's vocal artistry reflects the confluence of her Cree and Salish tribal lineages. Her debut recording, Iskwewak (meaning "women" in Cree), collects songs of honor and celebration along with Round Dance songs that mirror the world seen through the eyes of a Native American woman. Iskwewak honors the qualities of strength, intuition and love that form
the cultural inheritance of Indigenous women.
5-time Grammy® nominee Northern Cree rank among the best drum groups that the Pow-Wow trail has ever seen. They have also helped elevate the status of the Round Dance among the tribes of Native America and beyond. This collection charts the odyssey of romance from the innocence of first love to the temptations of fiery infatuation.
Featuring performances by Joe Syrette, Edmond Tate Nevaquaya, Jeremy "Worm" Dearly, Nitanis "Kit" Landry and Arianne Sheka. Acclaimed singer and songmaker Wayne Silas, Jr. (Menominee/Oneida) draws upon his years of experience singing with some of the greatest Pow-Wow drum groups to craft his debut solo Round Dance recording. Blending his signature style with in-your-face humor and superb singing, Silas' songs reflect tales of love both sweet and sour.
Like a thundering herd of horses galloping across the Canadian Plains, Cree Confederation has created a style that is a bold blend of original and contemporary style Pow-Wow singing. Listen to the performance that earned them the 2009 Spotlight 29 singing title. This is the sound of Cree Country. Disc includes a 22 minute DVD.
Representing a singing legacy going back generations, the Porcupine Singers have become a legendary presence among the Lakota people and all of Native America. Their singing and commitment to Lakota culture inspires countless young people to explore and sustain their culture through traditional ways. This collection demonstrates that the Porcupine Singers are an enduring voice of a proud and vibrant people.
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