Author Archives: Deb Reger

Inuusiq-The Jerry Cans

Wow!exciting new release from  Aakuluk Music. the reviewer Judith Lynch says,”A wickedly infectious meld of Inuk throat singing and a broad range of genres”  its folk, its rock its just good!!  from the Inuit Nunangat Territory of so-called Canada the Jerry Cans combine their traditional language, singing AND some great rock and folk beat.  Play […]

River Song-Evan Pritchard

All music performed  by Evan Pritchard with traditional songs arranged by Evan.  Subtitle says it all: Native American songs for healing and contemplation.  Especially wonderful prayers in Lenape and Algonquin languages and Micmac, Evan’s heritage.  Guitar is played as well as flute and drum.  Voice of The Land, a spoken word with the names of […]

AKA Grafiti Man- John Trudell

A re-release of the 1986 album by John Trudell featuring Jesse Ed Davis on guitar.  John’s spoken word on top of great rock band still inspire’s today movement across Mother Earth with the Original Peoples to protect water, land and life.  His poetry is known and appreciated world-wide.  Thanks to the John Trudell Archives and […]

Uncombed Hair- Annie Humphrey

New to the studio here at WRUV FM Burlington from this Ojibwe artist, Annie Humphrey all original and described as alternative music but has a message within.  Great stories are told in this CD like a story about Winona LaDuke. (track called Tipi To A Tesla).  We The People, a track that challenges us all, […]

Fuego- Rushingwind and The Native Groove

Alive with drums (Nelsen Rios) and dancing rhythm, Rushingwind and the Native Groove (the band) gifts us with Fuego, the latest release with multi-award winning Native Flute Player, Steven Rushingwind (Cahuilla/Opata).  Call it World Beat or Native Fusion and play all these instrumental tracks for best results!!

ASK YO’ MAMA- GROOVALOTTO’S

Members of this band “Two Wampanog and one Choctaw (from Louisana) ” they tell us on the tracks labeled WBAR that include short radio skits done with humor. Its “Phunkee” its “Soul” its “Blues” and can be heard live on the Traditional Wampanog Territory in various Cultural Centers and social gatherings. This debut album is […]

Native Music of Northwest Mexico

All the instruments are wonderfully home made and this presentation is from a public dance at the Heard Museum recorded in the 1970’s.  Vocals, rattles, violins and flute and drum.

Traditional Gourd Dance Singers- Kiowa Traditional Songs

Recorded in 1977 with Bill Koomas, Sr. who revived The Gourd Dance in 1941.  Songs are sung in community and the 49 songs are sung after hours at a social event like a Pow Wow.

Gratitude- Jonah Littlesunday

Gratitude: Native American Flute Healing has the ability to transport so hang on as the flute concert begins. With gratitude Jonah plays beautifully. The only track with vocals is Windspirits. The occasional drum adds a depth. play all.

Traditional Lakota Songs- Porcupine Singers

This was recorded in 1977 on the Rosebud Reservation. These Pow Wow songs sung by one of the most popular pow wow groups has been remastered to honor these songs to be remembered and sung by the future generations.

Spirit Of A Woman-Radmilla Cody

Its a wonderful CD from Canyon Records of contemporary and traditional songs in Dineh language and english.  Radmilla Cody shares her gift/voice with great backup musicians too.

Seed Of Life- Radmilla Cody

Canyon Records produces this album with Radmilla Cody in traditional language, songs of the Elders she has learned them from as traditional teachings of way of life and “natural law”.  Radmilla is thankful for her gift of voice and these songs is her gift in motion.  Play All!!

Its A Cree Thing-Northern Cree

Round Dance Songs from a special group that is fabulously popular across so-called Indian Country, Northern Cree.  These songs and dances are social dances and often are sung in vocables or the Cree Language.  The group are playing hand held frame drums.  Play All!!  Canyon Records has been recording and supporting Native American music since […]

K’e Hasin-Radmilla Cody

“K’é (kinship), the foundation for Diné identity and survival as a people, transcends immediate family and extends in relationships ranging far across Navajo society. Featuring new songs by Herman Cody and Radmilla Cody, K’é Hasin (Kinship and Hope) honors the unifying force of Diné culture and community and includes Navajo and English lyrics..”  canyonrecords.com   With […]

Encore!- Gabriel Ayala

“A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala(Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical music.”   ayalaguitarist.com  In this CD Ayala does what he does best Guitar-playing.  This is a Live performance of Gabriel Ayala and friends produced on Gabriel’s record company […]

Native American Music Awards Winners Sampler-Various Artists

A sampling of the many music categories of the annual Native American Music Awards.  Thanks to NAMA for the sampling.  From Rap to Native Heart to Flutist of the year 2016.

The Wilderness Within-Khueex

“Khu.éex’ translates to “potlatch” in the Tlingit language. Using Alaskan Tlingit music as inspiration, the band performs contemporary funk/jazz improvisations to lay a foundation for traditional vocals which are layered and interspersed with spoken word and storytelling.” website:http://www.khueex.com   With a new CD in the works for 2017 this Seattle, Washington based band, Khueex  and The […]

Wolf- Various Artists

A CD compilation honoring our brother, The Wolf from a Native American Perspective. Featuring leading artists and Award winners from every genre of music from traditional to contemporary. “Everything in creation is a relative, no different than your aunt, uncle, brother, sister, grandmother, grandfather or parents..” – Albert White Hat (Lakota) *teacher and advisor on […]

Flight- Cindy Paul

From Alberta, Cindy Paul is Metis and Cree and has a beautiful creamy voice that wants to sing you a country song.  Her title track has enthralled many and quickly became a favorite of Moccasin Tracks.  She sings to contemporary issues like Somebody’s Daughter speaks to gender violence.  play all.

Somewhere In There-Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Jazz and Contemporary Lakota Flute with Tiokasin Ghosthorse and friends.  Tiokasin is from the Cheyenne River Lakota.  Joyful Moon track has children’s voices and there is a track with a greeting from Tiokasin that includes his native language.  Enjoy this upbeat instrumental with flute including horns, keyboard, banjo and more.  Play all.

Nordic Passage- Steven Rushingwind and Age Reite

Beautiful instrumental with Steven Rushingwind and friend Age Reite.  Steven interviewed on Moccasin Tracks worked on this for a few years with Age.  His flute playing is beautiful with piano ( track one) and other instruments: drums, sax on Happy Moccasins tracks and vocables are heard.  enjoy and play all!  (stevenrushingwindmusic.com)  Steven is a multi- […]

Water Is Life II- various artists

Continuing support for the Oceti Sakowin this CD is another compilation from 17  indigenous artists produced by Native American Music Awards (.com)  Some of this year’s winners are included Mackenzies Raid, Best Historical and We are All Connected by Sue Straw, best spoken word and Woman of Heart won an award for best traditional.  supporting […]

Water Is Life I- Various Artists

In this CD produced by Native American Music Awards 16 artists contribute to this CD called Water Is Life I.  Inspired to contribute to the Oceti Sakowin and their stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline that would bring crude oil under the Missouri River,water Protectors are included in this CD as well as NAMMY 2016  […]

Dreams from The Grandfather-Robert Tree Cody

Both an educator and counselor Robert Tree Cody has taught folklore, crafts, music and traditional ways.  In this CD from 1993 Canyon Records Tree gifts us with voice and flute playing. Vocables in track 3 and voice in track 5 greets the 4 directions.  Moonlight dance is drum with the flute in beautiful harmony of […]

Breathe Deep the Dusk Fall- Louie Gonnie

Sung in traditional style with rattle and drum we are gifted with the feelings of gratitude for this beauty and feelings of humble existence s Louie says in the notes for Track 7, Transcendence and the Drum, ” a new dawn reflecting our yesterday.  Hearts on fire with spirit s blaze in tranquility.  There is […]