Author Archives: Deb Reger

Khu.eex’- They Forgot They Survived

there is electronica, spoken-word and some long reveries to enjoy with this new release by “Khueex” a group with Tlingit musicians that speak original language in this group of musicians that spark your ears and heart to listen with groove intended results.  Enjoy! play all.. Advertisements

Gifts- Bear Fox

Bear Fox is the lead singer with Akwesasne Women Singers who were Native American Music Award winners.  She has written these songs in a traditional and life affirming ways that create both an awareness and respect for traditional lifeways, language and living culture of her people of the Mohawk Nation.  Her songs on this CD […]

Tsionathonisen-Kontiwennenhawi-Akwesasne Women Singers

In this CD produced by Bear Fox Music with the women’s singing group, Kontiwennenhawi (Carriers of the Words) and most known as the Akwesasne Women Singers.  Each song has voice intro in traditional language and is sung with rattle, drum or call and response and in traditional rounds.  Group performs regionally and  recently can be […]

Retribution- Tanya Tagaq

Inuit throat singer, Tanya Tagaq produces her third album with this release which is taking on many awards in the Canadian Music scene (Summer 2017).  There is a big difference in each track with track 1, Ajaaja, there is a sweetness with voice and call and response in balance.  Lots of feeling in this sport […]

Our Beloved Land- R. Carlos Nakai and Keola Beamer

Nice combination and soon to be a classic.  Native tongue and instrumental to be played for comfort enjoyment and appreciation for these talented musicians.  Play all!

Two Worlds Three Worlds- A. Paul Ortega

A wonderful selection for the WRUV FM Library.  The late A. Paul Ortega,  Mescalero Apache, plays guitar and offers explanations to his songs.  Leon Johnson says, “Ortega’s songs celebrate the values of traditional Native American life through a combination of narration, guitar, song, bird calls and other vocable (non-translatable) sounds…” Play all!!

Wahancanka (Remember Me Grandfather)- Joseph Shields, Jr.

Some of these songs would be sung at ceremony so this is quite special to play and hear.  Joseph is a ceremonial singer and medicine man and keeper of Lakota culture.  Play all!

Stick Game Songs of The Paiute- Judy Trejo

Wonderful historical and traditional songs played during traditional stick games.  Judy Trejo makes a great presentation with song and drums.  Play all!     njoy

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 […]