“This monumental album connects experimental music and traditional powwow in previously unheard ways, acting as a guided tour de force, taking listeners through the many different musical styles with roots (still being discovered) in Native American music. From psychedelic punk to spiritual jazz, from minimalism to electronic music.”
Joy Harjo is a Native American musician, author and poet, formerly the U.S. Poet Laureate. The poem was first published in her book The Woman Who Fell From the Sky (1994). This recording was posted by the Poetry Foundation in April 2020.
Canyon Records of Phoenix, AZ, producer and distributor of Native American music, is one of the oldest independent record labels in the music industry and one of the oldest cultural institutions in Arizona.
The Growth Eternal is the project of Tulsa-born, LA-based multi-instrumentalist ghalani. “As a Tulsa, Oklahoma native, ghalani reflects the love and intention of the Black Wall Street ancestors they're descended from. … On this song, ghalani confronts incipient climate catastrophe with courage and heart, aided by a spoken word contribution from Native American writer, US Poet Laureate, and fellow Tulsan Joy Harjo. ”
"The CD is a collection of readings by Burroughs set to a broad range of musical compositions. It was produced by Hal Willner and Nelson Lyon, with musical accompaniment from John Cale, Donald Fagen, Lenny Pickett, Chris Stein, alternative rock band Sonic Youth, and the NBC Symphony Orchestra, among others. It was dedicated to "Keith Haring, at the Apocalypse." - Wikipedia
Young Spirit delivers songs infused with the spirit of the Plains Cree Round Dance tradition. “As one of the most prominent Indigenous singing groups in North America, Young Spirit sings with strength and joy as it celebrates life on Mother Earth. Founded in 2001 in Frog Lake Cree First Nation, Young Spirit has quickly become one of the most in-demand and respected groups on the Pow-Wow trail.”
“Joe Rainey is a Pow Wow singer. His debut album Niineta showcases his command of the style - faithful to tradition - accompanied by cinematic, bass-heavy production from Andrew Broder. Depending on the song, his voice can celebrate or console, welcome or intimidate. No matter the inflection, each note conveys a clear message: We’re still here. We were here before you were, and we never left.”