"Happy Trails" is a compilation of 14 Round Dance Songs composed and produced by Leo Charlie from the Thompson Salish Lower Nichola Band from B.C. Canada. Composing round dance songs that reflect love lost, love newly found, and sprinkled with English lyrics. Mr. Charlie, an independent producer can be found selling his original songs at various powwows and round dances across the US and Canada. KSUT Southern Ute Tribal Radio would like to Thank Mr. Charlie for his donation of this CD to the station.
Santana's 36th album is dedicated to Native American Indians and features 13 mostly original songs he has been saving for a special release. Only one song, the Latin-flavored "Eres La Luz," features vocals (singers Andy Vargas and Tony Lindsay). The remaining instrumental tracks showcase Santana's virtuoso guitar playing in a beautifully arranged and carefully paced album.
This week's "Friday Featured CD" is Mountain Kree, a Northern Drum Group from the Small Boys Camp, Alberta, Canada. Their self-titled album "Mountain Kree" was recorded live at the 2011 Legends Casino Powwow in Toppinish, Washington. Released on April 12, 2012, the group consist of Ten singers and the CD includes 13 different powwow song varying from Men's Grass to Woman's Jingle. Join KSUT Tribal Radio this Friday, August 3rd at Noon (MST) for "Mountain Kree"
Wild Rose Singers recorded "Established" live at the Hiltem'Waq'iswit Clearwater River Casino Powwow in 2010. Started in 1997 with a core group of five singers, Wild Rose attended local powwows and events bringing their music to the people. Today twelve members comprise the group as well as three outstanding lady backup singers.
Randy Wood from St. George, Utah once again brings another unique arrangement of round dance songs. His distinctive style of blended contemporary and traditional round dance songs has won him awards and nominations throughout mainstream and native music organizations. Including the GRAMMY, NAMMY, Aboriginal Music Awards and JUNO award. Enjoy 15 tracks of Randy Wood's originally composed songs as it it is showcased as the July 20th Friday Featured CD on KSUT Tribal Radio. Randy Wood recordings can be obtain by visiting www.roundanceblues.net
The themes of love, laughter, pain, struggle and healing form the raw material for Emotions, a collection of Round Dance songs from Randall Paskemin, one of the most prolific traditional Native American singers and songmakers. Performed in the Cree Round Dance hand drum style, the magnetic rhythm of Paskemin's drumming and the honesty of his lyrics have the power to soothe your heartache, put strength in your heart and a smile on your face.
Michael's newest cd 'Believe' picks up where his award winning cd 'Seven' left off. 'Believe' cranks it up a notch or two and is evident with the songs he's put down in this highly anticipated cd. His approach to songwriting, as only a few in this genre can do, and as Native People's magazine writes of Michael,"an American songwriting icon", is stronger than ever. The musical versatility in songs like Fat Cats, Sacred Ground, For Chief Joseph, Blessings and the title track Believe are enough to satisfy all styles.
Tony Duncan is of the Apache, Arikara, Hidatsa and Mandan Nations. He is an accomplished flutist, powwow dancer and Five time World Champion Hoop Dancer. A regular performer Duncan presents flute music that represents his Northern and Southern style of flute playing. Join Tribal Radio at noon Friday, June 29 for the Featured CD for more information or to get a copy of this or any other Canyon Record Artist/Group visit their website at www.canyonrecords.com