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Old 01-14-2011, 02:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hip native american music thread-

Hello! I am Native American, and I listen to a lot of Indie, Alternative, and generally hip music, so I decided to create this thread for people who are looking for Native music that isn't traditional or new-agey. There aren't that many big artists out there, unfortunately, but I will tell you of some that I have discovered, and if you know of any, big or small, any genre, please feel free to post! (Oh yeah, and also, by Native American I mean native to either North or South America. Indigenous music from what is now known as Australia/New Zealand is also okay on this thread, but beyond that, please post somewhere else.)

So far, these are the top artists I've found:
1.Blackfire- A Diné Punk band that blends traditional music , Alternative and Post-Hardcore. Very political, but they aren't preachy and zealous like some punk bands; their messages come from the heart.
2.Mariee Sioux- A really great Native woman folk singer. Connected to the "New Weird America" (aka Freak Folk) scene, she weaves mystery, melancholy, and off-beat poetry into her quiet, echoing folk tunes, often accompanied by native flute.


Okay, I know it's stupid to start a list with two things and then leave, but I gotta go, more very soon!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm very interested in hearing this kind of music. I just love traditional sounds injecting newer trends in music. Your description of Mariee Sioux already caught my attention, so I went and checked some of her songs on you tube. One word: beautiful! Native sound is present, but not overbearing, just right. Although I wouldn't mind if it were more present, 'cause, for me, it brings some distant world, but at same time reveals something familiar. I guess, all great folk music does that.

I'll check the other band you mentioned and get back. It also sounds pretty interesting.
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Old 01-26-2011, 06:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was introduced to Brulé's music at a local Native American arts show...I was blown away...





...what I found very interesting...is that Paul LaRoche was adopted and grew up in Minnesota in a middle-class white family...he did not discover his Native American roots until his adoptive parents died...and then searched and found his Lakota family...
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Totally worth sharing, my favorite song is 'windtalker'

below is a description:

"This is my 'Imagi'native Interpretation'. My Native American background has inspired a curious journey of electronic music fused with hypnotizing authentic Native American vocals."

I dont have enough posts, so I cant provide a link. Look up Native Smoke, you can find this artist on Rhapsody.com, Soundclick.com, and Facebook.
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^ Here`s a clip I found from the album you`re recommending :-



Nice !

Edit: Tried but failed to repair link

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Old 11-10-2013, 11:52 AM   #6 (permalink)
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i am also looking for alternative music by Native musicians. i am Native and i listen to mostly non-Native music. I don't care that much for flute music and blues. I prefer noise, electronic, alternative and bands like Tool.
i would love some suggestions.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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One of the earliest rock music songs by a Native American musician was NDN Car by Keith Secola. It came out in the mid 1990s and it made Secola the Native American equivalent of Bruce Springsteen in the eyes of some observers.

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Old 12-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I think I know just what your looking for. A new danish band called The Ritual that just released their first EP ''The Drum''. It's on spotify and Youtube.
Check it out.
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Hello! I am Native American, and I listen to a lot of Indie, Alternative, and generally hip music, so I decided to create this thread for people who are looking for Native music that isn't traditional or new-agey. There aren't that many big artists out there, unfortunately, but I will tell you of some that I have discovered, and if you know of any, big or small, any genre, please feel free to post! (Oh yeah, and also, by Native American I mean native to either North or South America. Indigenous music from what is now known as Australia/New Zealand is also okay on this thread, but beyond that, please post somewhere else.)

So far, these are the top artists I've found:
1.Blackfire- A Diné Punk band that blends traditional music , Alternative and Post-Hardcore. Very political, but they aren't preachy and zealous like some punk bands; their messages come from the heart.
2.Mariee Sioux- A really great Native woman folk singer. Connected to the "New Weird America" (aka Freak Folk) scene, she weaves mystery, melancholy, and off-beat poetry into her quiet, echoing folk tunes, often accompanied by native flute.


Okay, I know it's stupid to start a list with two things and then leave, but I gotta go, more very soon!
Good stuff. I like both the punk and folk artists.

Here's a Native American crust punk band I use to listen to (not sure if there still around) Some of there members went on to reform the grindcore band Terrorizer



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My mind just about immediately went to this

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