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
Recorded live at the 25th Annual ASU Powwow in Tempe, AZ members represent the people of Treaty Six First Nations. Cree Confederation bridges the older Pow-Wow singing style with the contemporary evolution of today's vibrant Pow-Wow culture. The collective energy of singing, drumming and the powerful message of Plains Cree song lyrics have lead Cree Confederation to multiple singing championships across Native America for more information on this or any other Canyon Records recording visit www.canyonrecords.com fff
Wild Band of Comanches newest release recorded live at Red Mountain Powwow in Scottsdale, AZ is a compellation of thirteen tracks including the Comanche Flag Song. Coming from the the Great State of Oklahoma the group travels across Indian Country bringing their powerful singing to the people. Wild Band has twice been awarded the title of World Singing Champions of Southern Singing at the Gathering of Nations as well as many other powwows on the circuit. You can find Wild Band of Comanches and many other drum groups on at www.beartraks.net
Originally released in 1967 and recorded live up the mountain behind Taos Pueblo. This CD consist of 16 songs, ten of which were composed by three of the singers present during the recording. Singers were chosen for their experience as round dance singers and composers. Present are John C. Gomez, Orlando Lujan, Ralph Lujan, Benny Mondragon, Ruben Romero and Louis Sandoval. Join KSUT Tribal Radio on June 8 for the Featured CD "Round Dance Songs of the Taos Pueblo-Vol.I" on the Indian House Label and available at www.indianhouse.com